7/02/12 7/13/09 POPSUGAR Living Job Search Career Books For Summer Reading 10 Career Books For Summer Reading July 13, 2009 by Smart Living 1 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. View in slideshow They might not be your typical beach reads, but this isn't any typical Summer. Unemployment numbers are stubbornly high, and books offering career advice and tips for landing jobs are up there on this season's list of hot reads. They might not be the juicy books you're used to buying for Summer, but at least you can soak up the sun while learning something useful. Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring Just released in June, this timely book, Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring ($14), "explains the special strategies necessary to land a job during an economic crisis," and "addresses the realities of this job market with real-world, actionable steps." Get the Job You Want Even When No One's Hiring $14 from amazon.com Buy Now The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Career counselor Mark N. New recommends The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ($10) for those who have recently lost jobs and told the New York Times, "You have to emotionally be in the right place to put your best foot forward." The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People $10 from amazon.com Buy Now Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out According to The New York Times, Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out ($7) has been a big seller in recent months. The book offers "a complete guide to severence, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over." Fired, Laid-Off or Forced Out $7 from amazon.com Buy Now Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment Green collar jobs are growing and if you're interested in getting into an eco-friendly industry, Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment ($10) could be a good book for you. It explains things like how to break into the fastest growing eco-friendly fields and where to go for extra training if needed. Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment $10 from amazon.com Buy Now Knock 'Em Dead Claiming to be the ultimate job search guide, Knock 'Em Dead ($10) has been reviewed as a helpful tool in mounting a successful job search. With comprehensive tips on job searching and interviewing, the book claims to "give readers all the tools they need to make a dynamic, lasting impression." Knock 'Em Dead $10 from amazon.com Buy Now Me 2.0 Career counselor Mark N. New told The New York Times that books like Me 2.0 ($12) can help job-seekers "to become more adept at social networking and personal branding." told The New York Times that books like $12 from nytimes.com Buy Now Me 2.0 $12 from amazon.com Buy Now What Color Is Your Parachute? This manual for job-hunters and career-changers What Color Is Your Parachute? ($13) is a classic — it has remained on best-seller lists for three decades. Fortune magazine even called it, "the gold standard of career guides." What Color Is Your Parachute? $13 from amazon.com Buy Now The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide Author Richard Bolles created The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide ($10) for those who might not have the time for his 400-page Parachute book. It's a concise guide of job-hunting essentials, written to help readers find "hope and rewarding work, even when 'there are no jobs'." The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide $10 from amazon.com Buy Now How to Win Friends & Influence People There's a reason this book has sold over 15 million copies and is still relevant since it was first published in 1937. How to Win Friends & Influence People ($9) is known as "the grandfather of all people-skills books." How to Win Friends & Influence People $9 from amazon.com Buy Now Escape From Cubicle Nation If you're daydreaming of getting away from corporate office culture and becoming an entrepreneur, this is the book for you. Escape From Cubicle Nation ($17) is described as encouraging and practical, and will help you find out if entrepreneurship is in the cards for you. Escape From Cubicle Nation $17 from amazon.com Buy Now Job SearchThe GrindListCareerBooksJobs Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Love and Sex Home Food Vegetarian DIY Tech Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.