5 Books To Help Your Job Hunt

What Colour Is Your Parachute? – Richard Nelson Bolles

With over 10 Million copies sold worldwide, this practical manual is a must have for anyone who needs help on their job search.

Whether you are thinking of switching careers, or are simply looking for work, this book offers strategies and exercises to help bring out your potential.

Bolles gives step-by-step guidance for CVs and interviews, allowing you to gain more confidence in your search.

The New Rules of Work – Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew

The landscape for jobs is changing. It’s not as easy as it used to be. With online applications, interviews, second interviews and so on, it can be difficult to wrap your head around it all.

Thankfully, this book is here to help. Divided into three key sections – how to find the right path, how to land the perfect job and how to grow your career – this book is ideal for anyone fresh on the jobs market or looking to understand the process a little better.

Designing Your Life – Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Are you looking for a job that brings you fulfilment? This book will be able to help.

The authors will introduce you to design thinking: a method that will help you to coordinate your job search, allowing you to find a role that is meaningful to your needs. If you want to take control of your job search and feel more reassured, the steps found in this book might be exactly what you need.

Knock Em Dead – Martin Yate

Applying for jobs every day can be a difficult process, especially if all that work doesn’t give you the results you want.

This book provides a no nonsense guide to help maximise your chances of landing the ideal job. From creating CVs that get responses, to maximising your online job search, this is the ideal book for pragmatists looking to grow their opportunities. It also a great book for introducing any new jobseekers to the world of the job hunt.

Career Distinction – William Arruda

What is your personal brand? This question is more important than you think!

If you want to stand out from the crowd in your job search, you need to do more than send out your CV. You need to present your personality with your application – give the recruiter a hint of who you are behind the resume. If you are looking to accelerate your job hunt, and give yourself great self-confidence tips too, then we highly recommend this book.

Want someone to help you look for work?

Books might be helpful, but it’s always better to speak to an expert face-to-face. Especially if they are experts in recruitment like the team here at Merit.

Our recruiters always provide a personalised service to our candidates. Whatever your experience, we will do our best to find the right job for you.

If you want to hear more about how we can help you, contact us here. You can also head to our jobs board to apply for all our current vacancies.

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