Saturday, May 23, 2009

Reading to Get a Job

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?  


WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

When I was having one of my many career meltdowns where I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, Dad got me Dan Miller's "48 Days to the Work You Love." (link below) It was pretty interesting. The main point was, "Yes, if you're smart and focused, you can do what you love for a living." I was kind of hoping it would tell me specifically what it is I would love doing. Very helpful for encouragment though!

Melissa said...

I have that same book, 48 Days to the work you love. I read part of it, but have not finished reading it yet. I'm looking forward to reading your write-ups on the career books that you read.

pinksundrops said...

Nope. Just talked to a lot of different people about it. You have me interested though.