We have now posted more than 500 blog entries to The Executive Update, and I do get “fan” mail from time to time. This week, I received a nice note from Katini Solomon at OnlineCollege.org, who wanted to share her latest list of the 100 Best Career Books of All Time.
I urge you to take a look at the list, even though for senior executives and experienced job hunters, a number of these titles may be somewhat rudimentary. (I assume that most of the readers of this blog are well beyond getting hired fresh from college.) Still, there are some classics here worth revisiting, like What Color is Your Parachute and Resumes that Knock ‘Em Dead. There are some newer titles as well that I can recommend, such as Dan Schwabel’s Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success and Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi.
Some of my personal favorites include Don’t Send a Resume and Other Contrarian Rules to Land a Great Job by Jeffrey J. Fox, and let’s not forget How to Work with Headhunters, by Nick Corcodilos of Ask the Headhunter. Books from my classics list would include Rites of Passage at $100,000+: The Insiders's Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress, by John Lucht, and Do What You Are, by Barbara and Paul Tieger.
There’s lots of interesting bed time reading on this list that should stimulate a lot of fresh thinking. Or perhaps you have your own favorites? Send them my way and we can start a running career reference library.