Phrases such as “Books to read when laid off” and “Books to help with my job search” are common searches that appear in my blog stats. Fortunately, I now have a resource for those who are out of work or looking to make a job or career change Bachelors Degree Online has compiled a list of The 50 Best Books for the Unemployed.
The list is divided into the following categories:
Just for the Unemployed
Networking and Business
Years ago when my entire department was laid-off we were all given a copy of What Color Is Your Parachute? hen my husband lost his job in 2003 he was given Spencer Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. Both books are included in the list as well as Tom Rath's StrengthsFinder 2.0one of my favorite reads for self-discovery. There is even a book to help cope with the cost of health insurance The Healthcare Survival Guide, Cost-Saving Options for The Suddenly Unemployed and Anyone Else Who Wants to Save Moneyby Martin B. Rosen and M.D. Abbie Leibowitz
I want to add every book in the “Just for the unemployed” category to my TBR list, but for now am adding Unemployment: The Shocking Truth of Its Causes, Its Outrageous Consequences And What Can Be Done About It by Jack Stone and Joe McCraw to my summer reading list.
What are your thoughts of the books on the list? Do you have any additional recommendations?
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