Open up your Amazon wish list! If you’re looking for a job—or, well, think you ever will be again—we’ve compiled a list of books you’ve got to read.
Here are four books we’d recommend for someone looking for a new job in copywriting.
James Altucher has made a name for himself with this down-to-earth, tell-it-as-I-see it blog posts, and these books are more of the same. Both Choose Yourself and The Rich Employee discuss how to craft the right career for yourself within an organization by focusing on your needs and what you can bring to the table. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense guide to discerning what really matters, both of these quick-read books make for great places to start.
I’m a fan of life-improvement books in general, and this one makes for several quick hits of useful techniques. You’ll find that self-help books will come in handing during your job hunt but also throughout the rest of your life, too.
This book is valuable not only when you’re looking for a job but for everyday life as well. It helps you improve focus, develop productive habits, and maximize willpower—in just five minutes a day.
Pamela Slim, also the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, takes a different tactic in this book. Her main point is that the average worker doesn’t create a linear career so much as a “body of work”—a diverse set of accomplishments that make up who you are and what you have to offer. This book help you identify yours and how to figure out what the similarities are between them so you can craft a compelling narrative that will make you irresistible to hiring managers.
Chris Guillebeau traveled to all the recognized countries in the world before the age of 35 (and all while building a business). In this book, he makes the case for finding a “quest” of your own that helps add meaning and fulfillment to your life. Sure, this isn’t directly a book about finding a job…but I’d argue that more fulfillment in your extracurricular life often helps make your work like better, too.
Do you have any book recommendations we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
Further Reading: Books for Copywriters to Improve Skills
- Learning to Effectively Communicate as a Copywriter
- Find Your Why
- Amp Up Your Persistence
- How To Collaborate More Effectively
- Break Through Self-Imposed Roadblocks to Realize Your Full Potential
- Shift Negative Mindset
- Stay Focused Year-Round
Last Updated on January 30, 2024