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Looking for a gift for someone? The books listed here make great gifts for those who want to achieve career success. And who doesn't? Get a book for someone faced with the task of choosing a career for the first time or for someone making a career change. You can also find something for someone who is climbing the proverbial corporate ladder. You may even find one you want to buy for yourself.

1. Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide

By Martin Yate. This is a guide through the job search process from writing a resume to going on a job interview to negotiating a salary. Get an insider's tips on the answers that will impress interviewers. Annual.
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2. What Color Is Your Parachute?

Richard Nelson Bolles. This classic career book is published annually.
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3. Sleeping With Your Smartphone

By Leslie A. Perlow, 2012. Subtitled How to Break the 24/7 Habit and Change the Way You Work, answers the question "Can you succeed in your career while taking time for your personal life?" The author's answer is "yes."
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4. 48 Days to the Work You Love

Dan Miller, 2005. The president of the Business Source shares with you his process for making successful job and career decisions.
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5. Internet Your Way to a New Job

By Alison Doyle, 2011. Our About.com Guide to Job Searching makes your online quest for employment less complicated.
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6. The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!

Tony Beshara, 2006. This corporate recruiter who has frequently appeared on the Dr. Phil Show shares his step-by-step system to finding a job.
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7. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury, 1992. Negotiating is difficult. Help someone get through this process. Whether someone you know is negotiating the price of a new car, the terms of a lease on an apartment, or a salary, this book will give that person strategies that will allow him or her to negotiate terms that are acceptable to both parties.
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8. Work Your Way Around the World

By Susan Griffith, 2007. Do you need a gift for someone who loves to travel? Let that person know he and she can work and travel at the same time. This book offers advice from work-as-you-go travelers. Find out how to deal with red tape and how to get a job before you leave home.
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9. Secrets of Self-Employment

By Sarah Edwards with Paul Edwards, 1996. Here's a great gift for budding entrepreneurs. This book can help them deal with the stress of being self employed. This book helps new business owners cope with the emotional aspects of starting their own businesses.
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10. Nice Job

1999. Subtitled "The Guide to Cool Odd Risky and Gruesome Ways to Make A Living," this book takes a humorous look at some unusual careers. Perfect way to tell someone who isn't happy with what he or she is doing work-wise, it could be worse.
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