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10 books on career development to read in spring 2023 

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The renewal that comes with springtime brings opportunities for fresh reflection. Here are new titles to help new and seasoned career professionals support clients looking to pivot careers, better understand the impact of the pandemic on women, and guide students on building successful career trajectories  

Career Coaching: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Directions – Heather N. Maietta 

Readers will find an overview of the practice of career coaching, a brief history of the field and a comparison to career counseling. Techniques, ethics, theories and models, and assessments are shared to increase knowledge and proficiency in delivering career coaching services to diverse clients.  

Career Enlighten: Ultimate Insider Strategies to Get and Enjoy Your Perfect Job, Income, and Fulfillment – Yardena Krongold 

Yardena Krongold relies on her decades of experience as a career coach and head of HR for Fortune 500 companies to offer advice on identifying and implementing small changes to find a more fulfilling career, life balance and personal happiness. 

Career Roadmap: Setting Yourself Up to Reach Your Career Aspirations (Roadmap Series) – Greta Oliver 

This resource is for individuals looking to pivot their careers. It offers an easy-to-follow roadmap for finding interests, discovering self and successfully navigating career journeys with clarity, confidence and control. 

Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work – Joanne Lipman 

In Next!, author and journalist Joanne Lipman distills hundreds of personal interviews along with scientific research to give people inspiration and a toolkit when making meaningful transitions like pursuing a new career or inspiring innovation in an organization.  

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Women After the COVID-19 Pandemic – Siham El-Kafafi 

This book provides theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the fields of diversity, equity and inclusion impacting women’s empowerment after the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers topics like human resource management, media’s effect on women and women’s empowerment, which could help human resource managers, government officials, students, educators, business leaders and researchers. 

The Career Design Map: Challenge Convention & Create the Career You Really Want – Dan Freehling 

A concise look at strategies and exercises for adapting during times of industry disruptions. It explores career types and ways to avoid disengagement and burnout. 

The Careers Leaders Handbook: Second edition – David Andrews and Tristram Hooley 

Geared for a British audience, this book offers practical advice and ideas for planning, developing and maintaining an excellent careers program. This is relevant for careers leaders and other professionals involved in the training of future careers leaders.  

The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want – Diane Mulachy 

While written for American readers, this guide aims to help readers create job security in a constantly changing job market. It includes research, exercises and anecdotes on leveraging skills, knowledge and networks to create career trajectories. 

The Great Career Paradox: When pursuing career success may not lead to career happiness – Adrian Choo and Sze-Yen Chee 

Career strategist Adrian Choo and career coach Sze-Yen Chee combined their decades of experience to unlock the ways individuals can achieve career happiness and what employers can do to engage their teams to improve retention. They present a career framework to help people navigate their life journey and achieve career success.  

Tomorrow’s High School: A Revolutionary Resource for Forward-Thinking Educators – Gene Bottoms 

Geared towards educators, this book offers a path for pursuing bold goals and actions to prepare high school students for post-secondary success, or high-demand and well-paying jobs. The book encourages replacing the traditional model of secondary education with one that engages students in a rigorous curriculum that combines a solid academic core with intellectually demanding career pathway courses. 

Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
Katrina Rozal Author
Katrina Rozal is a Communication Specialist. She has 10 years of combined experience in producing content for Canadian news media and the British non-profit sector.
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