As I am home now, looking for a job post-graduation, I again find myself turning to books. Several books have been very helpful. I'll discuss them over the course of a few posts, so I'll start here with two: Career Quizzes and What Color is Your Parachute. I started reading these a few months ago to help me with the discernment process. I learned a lot about myself and the kinds of jobs that would be fulfilling. What Color is a classic, and is updated every year. I have the 2004 version, which I found at my favorite used book store in Atlanta, but there is a 2009 version now. I'm not sure how different they are. Although I am now in the process of actually applying for jobs, I'm still using these books to guide me along the way.
Did you read any particularly useful books when you were searching for your first job or a new career?