September 2, 2014

Best Career Books

I know I just did a college book post but I'm at a point in my life where I need advice on all things career. As I stated in the college post, I love having references and getting advice from people who know exactly what they're talking about.

Sometimes you need to know what to do on a first day at a new job and someone you know may not have the right answers. Books are my favorite way to brush up on some new knowledge. 

I've been religiously searching for the perfect career book to answer all my questions. In my research, I've found a few gems that are the answers too all our career prayers, no matter the industry you're in.

I wouldn't even clarify all of them as "career" books but mostly books about adulthood and the "real world". 



//Welcome to the Real World: Lauren Berger has done it again. This book really takes you through the process of getting your first job and making the transition a smooth one. I haven't finished it but always actively reading and she truly gives the best advice. The best thing about it? She doesn't sugarcoat anything; she gives it to you straight and it makes you feel a lot better about everything, mixed with a tad bit of anxiousness. 

//Adulting: I feel like I've talked about this once before but I shall mention it again. Kelly Williams Brown is fantastic. This is a hilarious "list" of things to do to make yourself an adult. This isn't clarified as a career book but there is a career section and it has some of the best advice I've ever read. This is the perfect transition book from college to adulthood and it's also pretty hysterical. This is another book I'm actively reading and can't wait to finish!

//I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: KATE WHITE. She is a goddess. I read this book last year and I honestly can't remember if I finished it but this was an amazing read. It made me feel so good, so sure of myself and my career. I'm remembering how incredible it is and I'm now aware that I need to re-read this.

//Lean In: Once again, another fantastic NYT best seller. This was the book of last summer and everything Sheryl Sandberg says still rings true a year later. This was a groundbreaking career/life book for women and it was an amazing read. My opinions on "leaning in" have surely changed since I wrote my review on this book last summer but still, everyone on the planet needs this book in their life.


Honorable Mention: #GirlBoss. I haven't started reading this yet but it's burning a hole on my iPad. I've heard only great things about Nasty Gal's founder Sophia Amoruso's memoir and I can't wait to start reading.

These are my live and breathe career books. What are your recommendations? 


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