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5 Self-Help Books to Get Ahead in Your Career

Depending on where you are in your career, you may be feeling stuck, or you aren’t where you want to be. You may feel like you are lacking the motivation or inspiration to reach your goals. Maybe you want to fall in love with your career again or establish a better work-life balance. Here are a few self-help books to add to your reading list that will assist you in getting ahead in your career.

Fall in Love With Your Job

Falling in love with what you do isn’t easy, but it does make your life more enjoyable. While it is better to love your job from the start, it is possible to fall in love with it over time. Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness helps you reconsider your job and transform it into something meaningful. The book allows readers to assess their habits and reapproach their jobs with a new attitude, giving you what you need to love your job again.

Recovering From a Failure

A career failure can feel like the end of the world, but everyone fails at some point in their lives. The most successful people often have stories of loss before they reach their peak. The key is to turn your failure into a learning experience. The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success gives you first-person stories about how people turned their failures into success. It tells readers about people from many different backgrounds and will provide you with the insight you need to see your own mistakes in another way.

Feeling Stuck

No one wants to feel stuck in their career, but it happens. Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life is a book that offers a guide and a plan for getting out of your career rut. It gives the reader actionable advice to help them move forward in their career.

Considering a Change

Changing careers is a huge decision and can be daunting. Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction can give you the push you need to leap. The author shares different stories about clients of hers that have made significant changes in their lives. Generally speaking, you should take about three months to make a substantial change like switching careers. This book helps take you through the steps.

Developing Better Habits

We could all benefit from developing better habits. When it comes to your career, establishing good habits can make a big difference in your success. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People can help you identify practices you want to adopt in your personal and professional life to reach your goals.

Working with a staffing agency is an excellent idea if you want to get ahead in your career. Recruiters will review your career goals and help you make moves to achieve them. Not to mention, you’ll be expanding your network and industry knowledge by working with an agency. Learn more about The Bradley Group and the job opportunities available to you when you work with us.


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