Are you ready for my all-time favorite career books! This post was first inspired by Classy Career Girl. These books played a pivotal role in my career when I just started out and I still like to pull them out and read them today (I have them both in print and on kindle to play at any time).
I wanted to pass along these books to other professional women, so I am hosting a giveaway on Instagram at @work.it.women this month. Make sure you check it out (details on the bottom of this post!).
Classy Career Girl is one of my favorite blogs and an inspiration for professional working women in the everyday world. This is one of my favorite articles that highlights three of my favorite, must have a career books to get you on your way. Make sure you also listen to all the interviews with the authors hosted by Classy Career Girl as well on the podcast links included below too! It’s great to read the books, but when you can actually listen to the advice as well, it will really sink in, hence my podcast obsession continues.
3 Must Have Career Books For Female Leaders (Plus Giveaway!)
Book #1: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Dr. Valerie Young
Read this book if…. you have fear or insecurities and feel undeserving of your hard-won success. (You are not alone!) The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women was actually studied by psychologists who found that women have a pattern of dismissing accomplishments and believing that their success would disappear once others discovered the awful secret that they were, in fact, “imposters.”
Book #2: A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating by Jessica Miller and Lee E. Miller
Read this book if….you need some negotiating techniques, more confidence and strategies to ask for the things you want. Read this book if you never want to be taken advantage of again.
Read this book if…you want to become more aware of distinctive behaviors that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. You’ll want to learn how to not make “nice girl” errors that can become career pitfalls such as avoiding office politics and asking permission.
BOOK GIVEAWAY DETAILS!!
I’m thrilled to host a giveaway of one of these three of these books on Instagram! Here’s how to enter:
How to enter:
1) Follow @work.it.women on Instagram
2) Find & Like This Picture
3) Tag a friend on Instagram who might enjoy this giveaway as well.
That’s it! You can enter multiple times by tagging multiple friends in the comments on Instagram. Giveaway ends on September 25th at 11:59pm EST. US residents only (sorry we are working on more international giveaways!) The winner will be announced on September 26th.
We will notify you through Instagram and you will have 48 hours to respond or we will have to pick another winner.
If you love books, make sure you check back here frequently. We’ll be announcing more amazing books that we are giving away over the next two weeks too!
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