5 Must-Read Books For Job Seekers


Job search advice is abundant, both on the web and in print. You may be wondering whether it’s even worth it to read a book about job hunting. Will it really improve your chances of landing a job? It can if you’re able to filter the advice based on your specific situation and willing to act on the relevant advice provided. Read on for highly-rated book recommendations to help you in your job search.

Knock ‘Em Dead 2016: The Ultimate Job Search Guide

For a comprehensive job search guide, Knock ‘Em Dead is a good bet. You’ll learn how to create a great resume, maximize connections, master interviews, and negotiate offers. No matter your age or career field, you’ll find the advice in this book useful and relevant.

HIRED! Paths to Employment In The Social Media Era

HIRED! goes beyond your standard job search advice and examines a multitude of ways to find employment in the social media era. Topics include keywords and Boolean searches, personal branding, social media, interviews and the hidden job market. If you want to find a job online, this is your guide.

Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

Want to stand out from the competition? Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters shows you how to catch hiring managers’ attention online through social media and digital tools. It also offers sample resumes and cover letters, cheatsheets, and case studies.

Resume Magic, 4th Ed: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer 

Whether you’re a college student or experienced professional, Resume Magic will help you create a professional resume that will make a great impression. The book has before-and-after resume transformations along with explanations of why certain techniques are more effective.

The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the World’s Leading Career Services Company

At a crossroads in your job search or not sure where to start? The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search provides a methodical job search plan to help you stay focused and organized. You’ll also learn how headhunters really make hiring decisions and how to tailor your message for the best chance of success.