7 Books for Boosting Your Career

Woman+ReadingIs improving your profession one of your New Year’s resolutions­ Pick up a book.

You can learn so much from other people’s paths, experiences, and advice. There is a wealth of books that can provide the insights you need to make your career goals attainable.

Here are seven books that can boost your career.


1.­Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success­ by G. Richard Shell:

This book will help you discover what you want out of a profession, and how you can measure your success. Filled with exercises and inspirational stories from successful professionals, this is a book that will surely help you find out how to be successful – on your own terms.

2.­The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life­ and Business by Charles Duhigg:

This is another book linked to both professional and personal lives. Duhigg analyzes why people act the way they do, both in their careers and in everyday life. It’s hard to change a habit once it’s formed. The book examines the habits of successful people and shows you how positive habits can help you. Falling into a business routine can stunt your growth. This book helps you understand why you do what you do, and how you can help change it.


3. Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus:

Real estate is a business where you need to sell, not only houses, but also yourself. You have to show clients that you’re a leader in your field. Selling yourself is something that most people struggle with but this book helps you talk about your assets without sounding conceited.

4. Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future by Dorie Clark:

Throughout the course of your profession, it’s important to keep things fresh and new. Reinventing yourself and changing things up is a necessary step in order to keep growing, despite what stage your professional life is in. Clark gives realistic advice on how to showcase your talents and skills, and how you can constantly reinvent yourself. She interviews successful business people, offering a broad spectrum of advice.

5. Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career By Jocelyn Glei 

From the 99U series and Jocelyn Glei, some of today’s leading minds offer their advice to take your career to the next level. A detailed how-to book, you’ll learn how to create new opportunities, build relationships in the workplace, and unleash your creative potential.

6. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

“Lean in” is a phrase in our lexicon for a reason. In her bestselling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg aims to change the fact that men continue to hold a majority of leadership roles in businesses today by encouraging women to work toward their career goals and strive to reach their full potential. Sandberg shares her own personal stories, as well as hard data, to explain why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled.

7. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffinton

Arianna Huffington reminds us that there is more to life than earning a ton of money. The constant pursuit of more (and more) has been a one-way ticket to burnout for too many. So, Huffington encourages people to incorporate self-care into their daily lives. Throughout the book, she also shares personal anecdotes about her struggles with time management and prioritizing her career and family life.


These books are filled with knowledge and advice that can guide you on the right path, no matter the stage of your profession. For questions, contact our office!

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