Recommended Reading

Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1Million+,
(by John Lucht (published by The Viceroy Press, 2014)
Since the first edition of Rites of Passage, published by The Viceroy Press in 1988, John Lucht has been guiding and educating executives in the fine art of job hunting, drawing upon his wealth of experience and “insider’s view” as one of America’s top executive recruiters – and his knowledge of executive career management and job-changing. Our Book Review


Ditch to DareDitch. Dare. Do!
(by William Arruda and Deb Dib (published by Tradesmark Press International, 2013)
Ditch. Dare. Do! is an executive’s trusted handbook for achieving professional and personal success! Personal branding pioneer William Arruda and long-time careers industry innovator Deb Dib will guide you through the process of uncovering your unique, relevant, and authentic personal brand, and will help you to strategically express and exude your brand in all of your communications, social networking, and business relationships. Our Book Review


Career DistinctionCareer Distinction: Stand Out by Building your Brand, by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson (published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007)
Arruda and Dixson’s book, Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building your Brand, is a comprehensive look at the personal branding process: from uncovering your unique promise of value, to expressing your brand in your communications and social media, to managing your “brand environment” in all that you do. Our Book Review


What Color is Your Parachute, by Dick Bolles
(published by Ten Speed Press, 2014)
Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute, is the first resource career counselors and career coaches turn to when helping individuals with career decisions-making.  Since his first edition, Bolles has used his trademark “Flower Exercise” to help job hunters to visualize their “ideal job” by identifying transferable skills and personal traits; geographical preferences; fields of interest; “people environments;” personal values, purpose, and goals; preferred working conditions; and desired salary and level of responsibility.  From this new knowledge of oneself and one’s ideal job, a life-changing, successful job search can be realized. Our Book Review

Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute, by Jack Chapman
(published by Ten Speed Press, 2000)
Jack Chapman’s book, Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute, outlines five essential rules for effectively negotiating your salary – or raise in salary – to get paid what you’re truly worth.  These rules will help you to (1) know when, and when not, to discuss money, (2) determine who goes first when bringing up salary, (3) make a strategically planned “first response” to a salary offer, (4) counter the offer with your researched response, and (5) “clinch the deal,” and deal again to gain additional benefits and perks. Our Book Review

The First 90 Days, by Michael Watkins
(published by Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)





48 Days to the Work You Love, by Dan Miller
(published by B&H Books, 2015)





Ten Steps to a Federal Job, by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman
(published by Resume Place Inc., 2011)