Best Audio Books on Career Advice and Job Placement

February 7, 2011

Choosing a career and following the path to success is easier said than done, as most people in today’s poor economy and truncated job market are well aware.  But by listening to some of the many audio books aimed at helping you ace an interview and get the job, you can not only earn a paycheck, but also find an occupation that is perfect for you, for now and maybe even for life.  Here are a few that will get you on track for professional success.

1.       Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career (Your Coach in a Box), by Michael J. Gelb.  Self-help guru Gelb pinpoints seven lessons you can take from Da Vinci to convert his genius into strategies for the modern working world that will allow you to enjoy the same success this Renaissance man did in his lifetime.  Learn to ask the right questions, recognize opportunity, integrate for success, and much more.  If anyone can teach you the art of success, it’s this artist and inventor who is still considered one of the most innovative men in history.

2.       Take It from Me: Practical and Inspiring Career Advice from the Celebrated and the Successful, by Michael Levine.  Featuring advice from wildly successful professionals such as Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates, and spanning industries from business to entertainment to politics, this book is both an inspiring portrayal of how many well-known industry leaders made their way, and a guide to meeting challenges and excelling in professional pursuits.

3.       The Ultimate Anti-Career Guide: The Inner Path to Finding Your Work in the World, by Rick Jarow.  The title of this audio book may not inspire confidence, but that’s only because it stresses the importance of finding an occupation that provides more than just a paycheck.  In truth, the pursuit of a career is not always the same as finding a profession that you love, and choosing a fulfilling occupation should be based on your own desires and goals rather than simply a means for survival.

4.       Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job!, by Tony Beshara.  Before you can get the job of your dreams, you have to ace the interview.  It can sometimes feel like you have to exaggerate experience or second-guess the interviewer’s intent in order to compete for a position.  But if you are prepared for just about any type of question they can throw at you and you can read between the lines, you can give honest answers and present a confident façade that employers will love.  With over 450 sample questions and advice on how to answer them, you’re sure to nail every interview.

5.       Five Secrets to Finding a Job: A Story of Success, by Barbara L. Siegel.  When searching for a job, you have to realize that you’re selling a product, and that product is YOU.  By following the fictional story of Beth, a former office manager seeking a new job, you’ll learn tips and tricks to discover your marketable skills and learn to promote yourself effectively in order to nab the job you want.

Sarah Danielson is a writer for Internet Inc., the leader in job sites where you can find the perfect job to suit your individual needs.

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