We can all get a little stuck trying to discover what’s best for us, particularly when it comes to finding a rewarding job. Don’t worry though, Real World has put together a list of books, blog and helpful tweeters to help you in your search.
Written by the UK s leading career management expert, Corinne Mills, Career Coach offers one-to-one advice for all those who are bored with their jobs or frustrated at work. This book will give you the tools to match your experience and skills to an exciting new career – and help you take the practical steps to make your career aspirations a reality. Using the latest career management techniques you’ll develop your own personal step-by-step action plan to achieving your goals.
By Lynda Gratton, £14.99 Collins
Due for a 2012 revamp, Lynda Gratton’s book gives an insight into the future of employment. A Professor at London Business School, Lynda has worked with numerous companies around the world to understand how the world of work has evolved and continues to change. Through her research, graduates can get advice on how to navigate through these tough times and thrive whatever the economic climate.
By Conrad L Jones, £1.97, available for download only
This e-book does what it says on the tin. It offers insight, encouragement, practical step-by-step exercises, and smart morsels of wisdom, all shared from a simple perspective that is easy to follow and implement in your life. The four basic principles are; determine your direction, determine your distractions, determine your life’s core product, determine your success routine.
You’re Hired! Bitesized
You’re Hired! Bitesized has free advice and combines top tips from bestsellers You’re Hired! CV and You’re Hired! Interview. Whether you’re just starting out or changing career, it has tricks to enhance your CV and help you present yourself and your skill effectively. Once you’ve landed that coveted interview You’re Hired! Bitesize helps you in the next stage of your job hunt by providing practical advice so you make a great first impression; including how to boost your self-esteem, advice on body language and how to answer tough questions.
@electra – Christa Foley is the recruiting manager at Zappos.com. Christa gives followers an inside look into her career at Zappos.
@TheLondonJob – A former job hunter and social media expert shares insider knowledge.
@graduatecareers – Expert advice, discussion and comment for graduate job seekers and career changers. Join them online for live debate and fresh insights into a range of sectors.
@Career_gee – Analysing Graduate Careers & Related Activities. They blog exclusively about graduate careers.
@mykindacrowd – They connect students with companies: They post real-life challenges, you upload ideas, and get rewarded! It’s Free.
@Nationalcareers – The National Careers Service provides information, advice and resources
@careersgroup – careers office from London University – helping people achieve lifelong careers satisfaction!
@nacue – Stimulating and supporting student enterprise. Building the most entrepreneurial generation ever.
@careersbox – Careersbox is home to the national careers film library and the Skills Explorer – creating free career resources and advice; all made to share!
@icouldstories – icould.com is a free website that has 1000s of career videos of people from 100s of careers.
@allaboutcareers – AllAboutCareers.com – the social careers information site for 16-24 yr olds