5 Best Books To Help You Get Ahead In Your Career in 2019
07 March 2019

Feeling stuck in your job? Unmotivated and not sure how to get yourself out of the funk? Or maybe you’re rearing to go but keep coming up against obstacles?

Navigating the working world with success is no easy feat. From beating the competition and increasing your confidence to learning when to say no, it can be difficult to determine what path to take in your career. Since it’s World Book Day today, we’ve researched the best books to help you get ahead in your career in 2019.

 

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles

A best-seller that focuses on practical advice wherever you are in your career journey, What Color Is Your Parachute? works hard to help you identify where you need to make changes to excel in the workplace. Featuring easy to digest chunks of information on themes, like the Ten Commandments for job interviews and fun exercises to fill out for social media practice and search tactics, this book helps you forge a meaningful career wherever you are in the world.

 

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

Named as one of the 15 best business books of the year by Forbes and celebrated as a best-seller in publications like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges is written by Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy. As an expert in social psychology, she unpicks conditioned and habitual human behaviours in the workplace and how your body language and presentation affects how people perceive you. Her TED Talk Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are is one of the most viewed TED talks ever. This book helps readers assess their social behaviours and garner confidence in their careers.

 

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

Ever been convinced that the higher IQ you have the more likely you are to succeed professionally? Daniel Goleman refutes that idea in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, by offering honest advice on how to collaborate in teams and build better working relationships to help you get ahead. Though technical skills are extremely valuable, emotional intelligence is often overlooked in the workplace. Goleman teaches readers to recognise their automatic emotional responses and how to change them to better interact with people and consequently, reap the benefits professionally. 

 

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

Manifest wealth with success and motivational coach Jen Sincero. Her philosophy in her book You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth is simple: if you have restrictions in your mind on how much money you’re capable of making, then those restrictions will become a reality. Approaching causes and solutions to mental blocks when it comes to finances is the key take away from this book, offering visualisations and affirmations with alongside funny anecdotes. An ideal read for those motivated to make more money quickly.  

 

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

A New York Times best-seller, Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen does what it says on the can: offering stories that teach readers about branding and business philosophy, marketing and how to forge authentic connections with customers. Presenting business plans and calls to action through the medium of storytelling, with characters, plots and twists, this book is a fun, practical, compelling read for anyone who’s rethinking their marketing messages.

 

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