The Best Books For Young People Entering The Workforce
A shifting economic landscape and challenging job market are only a couple of the obstacles recent graduates face as they enter the work force. They are also processing a slew of international crises while simultaneously navigating the early 20s angst who they are and who they want to be. A person is not molded overnight, but the books below are a good starting point:
How Will You Measure Your Life? By Dr. Clayton H. Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon
This book started as an address to the Harvard Business School Class of 2010, where the late Dr. Christensen taught innovation and growth. The book is a thorough expansion on how to use to the concepts and theories he applied to business in one’s personal life, and how they can help you to lead a happier, more purposeful life. He uses examples from his own life to illustrate how this is possible.
What Color Is Your Parachute? By Richard N. Bolles with Katherine Brooks
In the latest edition of What Color Is Your Parachute? Katherine Brooks EdD, the Vanderbilt University Career Center Director, writes contemporary career advice with insight on writing online resumes, leveraging social media, networking and preparing for Skype interviews.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Clear offers evidence-based self-improvement strategies for how to build small, incremental, everyday routines that will compound to produce meaningful, lasting change.
Think Again: The Power Of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant
As the world becomes more and more polarizing politically and culturally, Grant’s Think Again, a book on the research of rethinking, is a welcome arrival. With his usual blend of storytelling and research, explains the importance of our ability to rethink and unlearn, and how we can be more open to the opinions of others.
Professional Troublemaker : The Fear-Fighter Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones
From the New York Times bestselling author of I’m Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi Jones writes about the necessary internal work that must be done before we can confront and complete the things that scare us. When we face our fears we can live boldly in spite of them, and can use our courage and voice for the greater good.