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How'd You Score That Gig? A Guide to the Coolest Jobs and How to Get Them

Career guru Alexandra Levit profiles over sixty of the coolest careers in How'd You Score that Gig?, with insider wisdom from young careerists in jobs they love and how to take specific action steps for breaking in. From a passion quiz to step-by-step advice, the secrets of landing your dream job are now yours to discover.

   

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need

An intriguing career guide written and designed in manga-style (the Japanese word for comics), The Adventures of Johnny Bunko takes you on journey of six key lessons of life: There is no plan. Think strengths, not weaknesses. It's not about you. Persistence trumps talent. Make excellent mistakes. Leave an imprint. See how many you can master.

   

Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths

Are you at an impasse about the next move in your life? Instead of feeling stuck or paralyzed, Getting Unstuck offers strategies for finding your way again—with renewed meaning. Built around a practical six-step process, you'll identify the things that will most likely satisfy you while making smart choices that will transform your new vision into reality.

   

What Color is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? Just the title of this book intrigues me. After reading it from cover to cover (and working through a dozen of Richard Bolles' flower exercises), I realized that it should be required reading for anyone who wants to successfully carve out their own career niche. Revised and updated annually, Parachute (a word coined by the author when he was referring to career transitions back in the late 1960s) is about taking chances, gaining confidence, and making changes in your career and life. Complete with exercises on self-assessment and career planning, it is perhaps most valuable to those who are securely employed but unhappy with what they're doing. Richard Bolles has also crafted JobHuntersBible.com—the companion for his wit, words and wisdom, and lots of links.

   

The Renaissance Soul: How to Make Your Passions Your Life

Are you the type of person who loves variety, new challenges or juggling multiple interests? Perhaps you're dreaming about working on a farm, leading worldwide adventure tours or starting your own business? If you're feeling overwhelmed or scattered by all the passions you enjoy in life, the Renaissance Soul will provide you with down-to-earth insights on focusing your energy in the now while becoming more creative over the course of your life. Explore ToGetUnstuck.com and learn more about how to design your multifaceted life, manage your time, and connect with others who, like yourself, tend to keep changing from one thing to another.

   

Smart Moves For Liberal Arts Grads

Offering inspiring and insightful stories of the career and life paths of liberal arts grads, Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads shows how a variety of factors—education, experience, attitude, personal characteristics and a good dose of luck—all contribute to success for a fulfilling career. Whatever you choose to do, you'll discover why a liberal arts education can be the best possible background for a career. And you'll discover the kinds of smart moves that you can employ in pursuit of your own life's work.

   

Major in Success: Make College Easier, Fire Up Your Dreams, and Get a Great Job

Geared mainly to the college crowd, Major in Success will walk you through an inspirational journey, helping you to take a fresh look at your life and explore how to uncover your dream job. Once you've absorbed the information from the book, turn to PatrickCombs.com for daily boosts of inspiration and information on success.

   

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was explores the basic fact that each of us really does know what we want. Through creative exercises and fresh perspectives, Barbara Sher will definitely help you to create your own luck, push past the fears of success and make your dreams come alive.

   

Transitions

If you're going through a transition, whether it be a break-up or a career-change, or you are ending something and are unsure about your next step, I highly recommend Transitions. William Bridges takes you through the three stages of transition: Endings (that difficult process of letting go of an old situation), The Neutral Zone (that seemingly unproductive and confusing nowhere of in-betweenness) and The New Beginning (launching forth again in a new situation). Be sure to stop by WMBridges.com for more transitional insights.

   

Creating the Work You Love

Career counselor Rick Jarow challenges each of us "to create a life work that will reflect our own nature, and to develop the courage and wisdom to bring it into form." Creating the Work You Love offers a step-by-step and self-reflective process based on the seven chakras (the body's energy centers) that will challenge you to move past the daily struggles of life and push toward making your life a work of art. Visit rickjarow.com for more spirited words and upcoming events.

   

The Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box

Are you craving real-world experiences and learning opportunities beyond the "standard fare" in high school? Then come explore the possibilities presented in The Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box . . . and you'll be armed with tools to plot out your own alternative learning adventure!

   

Taking Time Off

A practical and inspirational collection of profiles of more than thirty students, Taking Time Off demonstrates how taking time off gives you a chance to explore career interests, gain practical experience, and develop a new perspective on your studies.