How Reading A Book Can Change Your Career

Is it true that reading a book can change your career? Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the workforce for a while, it’s important to remember that your career is one of the biggest parts of your life. It’s how you pay the bills, support yourself and your family, and fulfil your dreams.

But there are so many questions—where do I start? What should I do with my degree? How can I get ahead? How can I make more money? What should I do if I’m not happy at work? Should I switch careers?

On World Book Day, we’ve compiled a list of 5 books that focus on productivity and career success that we think will help answer some of these questions!


How Reading A Book Can Change Your Career - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The book that started it all. This classic is a great primer on how to achieve success in life and work. It’s not just about the steps you need to take, but also about how you approach them: with an eye toward being helpful, respectful, and mindful.


How Reading A Book Can Change Your Career - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is a classic on how to get ahead professionally by being kind and thoughtful to people around you—not only at work but in your personal life as well. It has helped millions of people improve their relationships so they can reach their goals faster than ever before.


How Reading A Book Can Change Your Career - Tina Fey Bossypants
3. Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey is a talented comedian and writer, but she’s also an inspirational woman who has made a successful career in a male-dominated industry. In her memoir, Bossypants, she shares her story and gives advice on how to keep going when things get tough.


Happy Sexy Millionaire by Steven Bartlett
4. Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success by Steven Bartlett

We’re big Steven Bartlett fans in this office! The Dragon’s Den star delves into the expectations vs reality when it comes to life and work and how he’s not quite the “Happy Sexy Millionaire” he dreamt of when he was 18. A true success story.


Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
5. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg calls out the ways that women are held back from success in their careers. She offers practical advice for how we can all lean in and take more chances in our lives and careers to achieve more success and happiness.


Have you read a book that changed your career or influenced you to make a change in your life? We’d love to know what you recommend. Comment on our latest social media post to let us know.

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