What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles is by far the best career guide for those entering the workforce for the first time as well as experienced employees who are thinking about changing jobs. The guide, which is updated annually is written in clear and detailed language and thus very easy to understand. At more than 300 pages, the book deals with anything from how to effectively search for jobs to salary negotiations and career changes. It is filled with helpful tips as well as exercises that can be helpful in securing your dream job.
What I found about this book is that it can, and is intended to be, read in any order. For example, if your interviewing skills are lacking, you can read the chapter on interview tips. Likewise, if you need tips on how to write a resume that will get on the hiring manager's desk, you can read the corresponding chapter. If you are a looking for your dream job, this book is definitely for you.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.