About to embark on a journey in the world of job hunting? Might I suggest some reading material to get you going?

The economy is positive and the economic gurus are reminding us that there are more jobs available now and less unemployment now. This is a good time to advance your career. And a new year is always a good time to make a new years’ resolution to look for a new opportunity. A quick search of Amazon shows what career books are making the grade in the minds of their readers. Realize that most or all are available in old-school book format or electronic format – and at your local library or local new or used bookstore.

Here is something important to know: the world of searching for job openings and applying has changed over the last several years. The tools of the trade for you must be a résumé, cover letter, and reference page that is modern, professional and customized to you. If you are in the creative world, a portfolio is needed. Applications and inquiries are made online and screened via an applicant tracking system.

Expect a phone or portal interview first. Know that you will have to complete pre-employment assessments, some during the application process and some before your date of hire. These could be a lengthy process. And completing and passing them is a requirement.

Back to your reading list. Check out the top 4 books for job hunters below!

Top 4 Books for Job Hunters:

  1. Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself
  2. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
  3. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
  4. What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook, Fifth Edition: A Companion to the Best-selling Job-Hunting Book in the World

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