You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince and same holds true for career advice books. As for me, I’ve read many and will likely read many more, but a few over the years have stuck out as great ones and I decided to share my favorites with you. I hope you find your next career book!
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Dr. Lois Frankel
If you are already working in your field but are unhappy with where you are and are uncertain about your future, this is the book for you. It’s a great how-to book for breaking barriers, overcoming self-sabotaging behavior, and getting the corner office you deserve. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook because Frankel’s no-nonsense approach is refreshing and a joy to listen to. The chapters are short, so it’s easy to listen to during your commute or on your breaks. Buy the book or read my review.
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
This is not necessarily a career book, but it does inspire and encourage the reader to stop being a person who is frightened of risks and to venture out to live a badass life. Though it applies to everyone and anyone, it’s heavily focused on the start-your-own-business aspects of life changing behaviors, making it a great read for budding entrepreneurs. Like Frankel, Sincero’s blunt take on why people fear success (and money) is both funny and spot-on, so if you need a kick in the rear, start with this one. Buy the book or read my review.Every female entrepreneur striving for success NEEDS to read these 4 books! #success Click To Tweet
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
It has been a few years since this book has come out and it has been (rightfully so, in many instances) picked apart by people all around the world. Yes, the book offers a pretty optimistic perspective of a world in which those who want help will get help, but there is something to be said about the concept of leaning in. Because this book is such an international sensation that inspired a movement, it’s a book every woman should read if only to know what the heck everyone is talking about. Buy the book or read my review.
Why is it that women lack confidence? Is it genetics? Culture? Is it self-imposed? These are the questions Katty Kay and Claire Shipman seek to answer and the results were pretty staggering. It turns out, confidence can be attributed to a number of different factors and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The reason every woman needs to read is this book is because, it turns out, confidence is oftentimes valued over competence, which makes it a great book for understanding where confidence comes from, why some people have it, and how to get it. Buy the book or read my review.