June 15, 2010

Summer Career Reading List

School’s out for summer! But learning never stops, does it? Even if you are off to the beach for a little R&R, you can stay current on all the latest trends in career development by tossing one of these page turners into your bag. Read all five of them by August for extra credit!

1. The Ultimate Camp Counselor Manual: (How To Survive and Succeed Magnificently at Summer Camp) by Mark Richman

Be the star pupil of your counselor orientation this summer by doing your homework. Learn that you need to know about being a great summer counselor from this fact-filled book that covers everything from discipline to motivation and more.

2. Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer: How to Win Top Writing Assignments
by Jenna Glatzer

Always dreamed of seeing your name in print? Check out Jenna Glatzer’s step-by-step how-to book for earning top dollar by writing for magazines.

3. Survival Kit for Overseas Living, Fourth Edition: For Americans Planning to Live and Work Abroad by L. Robert Kohls

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Living and working abroad is an incredible, life-changing experience, but it does take some planning. Robert Kohls’ common sense guide is a great place to start this exciting chapter of your life.

4. Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti

Nothing says “summer” like a trip to the theme park… and it doesn’t get more themed than the original Disney World. Five decades ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed outdoor entertainment from seedy traveling carnivals to the get-away destinations now known as theme parks. If you’ve always dreamed of landing a job at a Walt Disney resort, spend a few hours boning up on history of these groundbreaking parks.

5. I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn by Jason Alba

No matter what kind of job you are in the market for, you have to know how to network. And in today’s world, that means social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and even Twitter. Learn more about making the most of your online presence with Jason Alba’s definitive guide to LinkedIn.

What’s on your must-read list for this summer? Spam us with the book titles and share the wealth of knowledge!

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