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Top Books About Career Choice


Making a well thought out career choice is the most important thing you can do to insure having a successful life at work. There are several factors you should look at when making a career choice, including your personality, values, interests and skills. The goal of self assessments, is to find a career that is a good match for you. The books listed here do a wonderful job of helping readers make good career choices.

1. Do What You Are

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by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger, 2007. The authors show you how to use personality type to find the right career.
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2. Cool Careers for Dummies

by Marty Nemko, Paul & Sarah Edwards, 2007. This is an easy to follow book for anyone choosing a career for the first time, changing careers, or embarking on a job search. This book will help you with everything from self assessment to networking to getting - the job interview.
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3. Finding Your Perfect Work

by Paul and Sarah Edwards, 2003. The authors show you how to blend your goals and dreams with earning a living. They use worksheets and questionnaires to do this. The Edwards also show readers how to capitalize on their assets, such as a special talent that can be used as a business, or an historic home that can be used as a bed and breakfast.
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4. The Angel Inside

by Chris Widener, 2007. Subtitled Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love, this book helps the reader explore his or her hidden potential.
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5. How to Find the Work You Love

by Laurence G. Boldt, 2004. Boldt looks at four key elements to be found in "your life's work." These elements are integrity, service, employment, and excellence. He teaches readers how to find their callings or work they'll love.
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6. What Type Am I?: Discover Who You Really Are

by Renee Baron, 1998. Discover your personality type and see how it affects your career and other aspects of your life. This book is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
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7. Strengths Finder 2.0

by Tom Rath, 2007. Discover your strengths and learn how to apply them.
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8. What to Do with the Rest of Your Life

by Robin Ryan, 2002. Are you stuck in a midlife career crisis? Ryan, a career coach, tells you how to make the changes you need to find career satisfaction.
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9. Career Match

by Shoya Zichy with Ann Bidou, 2007. Take a ten-minute self assessment to find out your personality style and then learn about suitable career choices.
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10. Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want

by Barbara Sher and Annie Gottlieb, 2003. Learn strategies that will help you make changes in your life. Discover your strengths and skills.
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