Career Action Team (CAT) members have recommended the following books as good reads for their particular job search subject. If you have a book you would like to recommend, discuss it with your Career Action Team and have the Facilitator submit it to our Webmaster to be added.
The Unwritten Rules of A Highly Effective Job Search by Orville Pierson.
The Career Action Teams (CAT) have evolved from the principles discussed in this book. The benefits of being part of a team include practicing your skills in a safe group, sharing problems to discover the next alternative approach and ongoing encouragement when you need support to keep the search moving.
Read an interview with Orville about this book here, on LinkedIn.
Team Up! Find a Better Job Faster with a Job Search Work Team by Orville Pierson.
This is the workbook supporting each of the techniques of effective job searching. It is an aid to Career Action Team facilitators and members to understand and apply the activities to prepare for meetings, be an effective meeting leader and respect the time commitment of team members.
Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills by George Siedel
The Career Action Teams (CAT) help with creating a response to your oral and written offers so you have the strongest position to have a win-win negotiation. This book provides a framework for developing a strategy for any negotiation. Once you know what your priorities are you will be able to more effectively negotiate the best offer for you and your employer.
Knock em Dead Job Interview: How to Turn Job Interviews into Paychecks by Martin Yate
The Career Action Teams (CAT) provide a sounding board for preparing for an interview. This book establishes a set of rules for job interviews that is sure to get you noticed. With an explanation of the thought behind more than 300 questions and answers, you'll know what the interviewer is really asking and how you should respond.
Overcoming Fear: 50 Lessons on Being Bold and Living the Dream by Joe Serio
Fear is often the biggest obstacle to taking the next step in your career or your life. The simple lessons in this book can help you understand the basis of your fears and how to take control back from them. Once your fears are no longer in charge, you'll find it easier and more comfortable taking bigger steps forward.