For job seekers and career changers putting together reading lists, the choices are endless.
I’m devoting the next two columns to books that have come across my desk recently. This week I’ll focus on guides to building skills in your work life; next week we’ll look at books to help in your job search.
Recommendation: A good book to pass around your workplace to get conversation started about problem-solving.
Recommendation: Use this book to learn the fundamentals of project management.
Recommendation: If disorganization is clouding your thinking, this book would be a good start.
Noting surveys that show many Americans don’t have anyone to confide in, the author tackles how to create and nurture such relationships. His thesis? That we become better managers and workers if we go beyond mere networking to actual trust-building and friendship.
Recommendation: Ferrazzi has something important to say about the power of connection.
Amy Lindgren owns Prototype Career Service, a career consulting firm in St. Paul, Minn. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 626 Armstrong Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102.