Top 10 Plus Books of the Job Search Summary

The Top Ten Books of the Job Search

Below are the top ten books of the job search in the humble opinion of Monte Washburn, Bookseller, Barnes & Noble.

1.     The Job-Hunter’s Survival Guide: How to Find a Rewarding Job Even When “There Are No Jobs”  Written by Richard N. Bolles,  ISBN: 978-1580080262

 2.     How To Get Your Point Across In 30 Seconds Or Less Written/Read by O. Frank Milo, the abridged audiobook CD is strongly recommended since you can hear countless examples of successful power messages. ISBN: 978-0671581916

3.     Tell Me About Yourself: Storytelling to Get a Job and Propel Your Career
Author is Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.,  ISBN: 978-1593576707

4.     Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself (And Your Ideas) And Win Over Any Audience
Written by Stephanie Palmer. ISBN: 978-0385520430

5.     What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get you Hired Authored by Cynthia Shapiro, ISBN: 978-0312373344

6.     StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath ISBN: 978-1595620156

 7.     Go Put Your Strengths to Work: Six Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance Written by Marcus Buckingham, ISBN: 978-0743261678

8.     You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself Written by Harry and Christine Beckwith, 978-0446578219

9.      Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, Daniel Goleman, Paperback, ISBN: 978-0553095036, Audio CD version ISBN: 978-1593977801

10.  Knock ‘em Dead 2010: The Ultimate Job Search Guide written by Martin Yate, ISBN: 978-1598697810.

Personal Networking Mastery Skills:

How To Win Friends, by Dale Carnegie, various editions exist so watch ISBN numbers.

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, various editions exist so watch ISBN numbers. Original text is folksier but not indexed, indexed version has new mini-profile stories replacing the original stories, your choice.

Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale, many editions of this have come out over the years. Watch those ISBN numbers.

The Great Good Place: Cafes’, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Salons and Other Hangouts at the Heart of the Community as written by Ray Oldenburg, 978-1569246818

If you are new to the job search:

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers Written by Richard Nelson Bolles

Gallery of Resumes and Cover Letters Series, David F. Noble. There are specific books for those without college degrees, with degrees, professionals and very specific focus. Be careful with ISBN numbers.

Knock’em Dead Series, Martin Yate. Several books exist in this series, be careful with the ISBN numbers.

LinkedIn for Dummies, Written by Joel Elad

Dummies Guide To There is nothing dummy about any of the Dummies Guides. You can inhale a great deal of information on topics ranging including Project Management, Twitter, Facebook and more…


The best job search book for you may not be in the career or business section. What sets your soul on fire and motivates you to move forward with what you need to do?

There are many bridges to be crossed along our way...


About MonteWashburn

Greetings, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Monte, a passionate lover of a great spectrum of nonfiction books and authors and in hoping to provide some guidance to the many currently unemployed or under-employed persons much of the content posted here will revolve around books of the job search, career, entrepreneurial pursuits and personal development. Other related blogs and material will be heralded here as well. And a little fiction just may sneak in as well from time to time. May you find your own stimulus here. Expectantly, Monte
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