For our first post-summer blog, there's a back-to-school / back-to-work theme. As my teenagers have been coming home with their reading lists for the new term, it struck me that we have never put together our own reading list for returners on this blog. So here it is - our top suggestions - short, targeted and no essays required!
Our Top 5 Return to Work Books
1. If you have no idea what to do next ...
- Build your Own Rainbow - Barrie Hopson & Mike Scally. A series of exercises to help you to develop your self-understanding & get clearer on the path you want to take
2. If you're thinking about a complete career change ...
- Working Identity - Herminia Ibarra. A research-based perspective on making a successful change, with stories of people who have reinvented their careers
3. If you're concerned about fitting work with your family life ...
- What Happy Working Mothers Know - Cathy Greenberg & Barrett Avigdor. Taking findings from positive psychology to help you to create your own work-life balance
4. If you'd like a step-by-step guide to support your return ...
- Back on the Career Track - Carol Fishman Cohen & Vivian Steir Rabin. Our US friends at iRelaunch provide excellent advice, insight and anecdotes for mothers returning to work
5. And, finally, if it's all feeling too daunting ...
- Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway - Susan Jeffers. A self-help classic that is backed by psychological research into self-confidence, providing practical strategies to get past your fears
This is only a selection of our favourites from the hundreds of relevant books out there. We'd love to hear your recommendations for books that you've found useful during your own return to work, so do let us know by commenting on this blog, posting on our LinkedIn group or emailing us on email@example.com
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