Here are 7 personal development books ideal for jobseekers
1. The Only Skill That Matters, written by Jonathan A. Levi
The amount of information available to us can be overwhelming. How do you master it all to keep your job or adapt to the new demands of modern life? This book gives you what you need to face the challenges of the future, whether in your professional or personal life. The author of this book, Jonathan Levi, shares an approach that promises to help you become a successful apprentice. This approach has its roots in neuroscience. Athletes and top performers have used techniques to propel them to success.
2. The Principles of Success by Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield is the creator of the popular motivational series "Chicken Soup for the Soul," Jack has inspired people for years. In "Principles of Success," Jack offers 65 ways to transform your life. If you are looking for a self-help book that offers great ideas on how to improve your life and success, this would be the one.
3. Outliers The Malcolm Gladwell Success Story
Outliers gives a scientific look at what it takes to succeed in life. The book's main point is that success does not come from luck, attitude, or even skill, but the only real measure is how much time we spend on our abilities. People who are more successful almost always have more time to develop the skills they use to be successful.
4. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity written by David Allen
David Allen gives solid advice on planning for all aspects of a busy life (both professional and personal). This book comes with a solution to the problems that life presents to you. It provides useful solutions that can help you stay organised and on top of everything.
5. The Power of Total Commitment by Jim Leohr and Tony Schwartz
Everyone thinks that time is the enemy. The central theme of this book is that people have it backwards. Loehr and Schwartz say the key is energy, not time. Success is about creating a series of "life sprints," not a marathon. By laser focusing on tasks and then resting completely, you can get a lot more done in a shorter time frame and live a happier and more fulfilled life.
6. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Like the previous Carnegie's book "Think and Get Rich" this is another classic from the 1930s that is as relevant today as it was nearly 90 years ago. Dale Carnegie discusses the many personal habits that contribute to success in this book. Included are the ways to convert people to your way of thinking, ways to make people like you, and ways to change people's opinions.
7. Smash! Why NOW is the time to enjoy your passion for Gary Vaynerchuk
Most people have understood the revolutionary power of social media and its effect on any business. However, a good part of this book is also about pursuing your dreams and turning your passion into a career. Gary Vaynerchuk has incredible energy and reading what he has to say will motivate you to get out there and take on the world.