While working with clients, people have often asked what additional resources we recommend on various topics related to the job search, to succeed in the job and in life.
On these pages, we have compiled the resources we HIGHLY recommend.
Just click on the name of the category name below to go to the list of books on that topic or select the category in the drop down menu above. Then click the image of the book or the Learn More button to be taken to Amazon.com to read even more.
Henry Ford said "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."
That is how powerful our thoughts are. Wouldn't you then prefer to think you can get the job and prove yourself right?
Here are the books we highly recommend to help choose and maintain a positive attitude.
Successful salespeople know you can't sell a product well unless you know the product. If you are in a job search you are in sales. You are selling your skills, abilities and experience. You must know your product - YOU!
These resources will help you discover more about your personality, your real strengths (not the ones you think you should say in the interview), and more so you can successfully land the job.
According to a Gallop poll, a staggering number – 70% - of people are disengaged from their jobs. Life is too short to work in a job you do not like.
But when starting out, many of us didn’t have the tools that are available today to determine what job is a good fit.
These resources will help you determine what career and work environment are a good fit for you. In addition, RightChanges offers assessments that will give you even more insight. To find out more, Contact Us.
Most job seekers have a difficult time focusing on the job search. That challenge is compounded when the person has a form of Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).
While working with job seekers, Coach Judi Adams discovered that the techniques those with ADD use to increase focus also works for job seekers who do not have ADD.
These resources explain more about the lack of focus experienced by those with ADD / ADHD and the techniques to increase focus.
Many of us graduated school with the technical skills needed to succeed in life but all too many were not schooled in the life coping skills needed. Skills in the areas of handling conflict, controlling our own behavior, active listening, and getting along with others can make or break a career and life. It is the combination of technical skills and soft skills that make a successful person.
These resources cover various aspects of the non-technical or soft skills required every day to succeed. It is never too late to learn and implement these skills. The change in your life after you apply these skills can be staggering.
One of the most successful methods for finding a job is to network. Too many job seekers though are reluctant to network even though the reward is great. The most common reasons job seekers give for not networking is they are not comfortable approaching strangers, they don’t know how to do it, or they are doing it wrong and it hasn’t yielded the results they hoped for.
These resources will help even the most introvert of us know how to network effectively. Coach Judi Adams is an introvert. In her job search in 2002, she knew that going to meetings just to hang with people she already knew (most of them unemployed) was not helping her land the job. She still doesn’t love to network but using these resources has learned to successfully navigate rooms of strangers, to grow and deepen her network of contacts. You can too!
Job seekers are not the only ones impacted by a job search. The lives of family and friends of job seekers are also impacted and they need to better understand what the job seeker is going through.
These resources will add greatly to an understanding of the new and very different job market we are in, how to be supportive, and the new way of looking at the role of a career in our lives.
Job seekers work hard to get the interview and it is one of the final steps to landing the job.
These resources will help prepare you for a successful interview.
One of the first questions asked during an interview (even a phone screening) is “What are you looking for salary wise?” Answering this question at this point in the process could cost you – literally.
Yet many job seekers do not know how to avoid salary discussions before the time is right. Even when the time is right, too many are leaving money on the table.
These resources will help you get the money you deserve and help with negotiating in other areas of life.
Landing the job was just the start. You want to succeed in your new position and in the company.
These resources are invaluable in helping you increase your potential for success, now and in the future.
The most common remark from job seekers we work with regardless of age is “I wish I knew this when I was younger”.
If you are a teen or a parent of one, you will want to check out these resources so this information is learned earlier in life.