Career Books Every Young Professional Should Read

Develop yourself as an professional quicker through self-learning. A great book can be life changing and an eye opener. Even if you learn just learn one (powerful) thing it can set you on a new path in your life. Here we put together a list of career books that are great for young professionals. Let us know your favorite career book in the comments.

Getting from College to Career Rev Ed: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World
by Lindsey Pollak
An insightful, essential world guide for college students and recent graduates who are preparing to embark upon a career beyond the university walls.

Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties: A Guide to Help You Navigate the Business World
by Kayla Buell
This book is a great guide for all young professionals to help get their kick-ass career running.

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now
by Meg Jay
Provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely.

Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape
by Ella L. J. Edmondson
Career GPS is a clear-eye, timely, and thought-provoking guide for any woman looking to advance up the corporate ladder and/or optimize her performance in any work environment, no matter what the state of the economy.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
A bestseller and grandfather of all people-skills books. For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
by Reid Hoffman
How to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
Business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. This isn’t a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you’ll want to study this book, not skim it.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization.

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Career Books That Every Young Professional Should Read

2 thoughts on “Career Books Every Young Professional Should Read

  1. jen says:

    Thanks so much for this. I’ve just switched jobs in my early 40s and gone from self-employed to working for a corporation! It’s so hard following orders! haha. I’m going to re-read some of these and buy the ones I haven’t read!

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