5 books that will help you to understand and thrive in the new job landscape

Must-Read Books On HR, Job And Skills For 2022

By Rahul Khurana

August 1, 2022

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Introduction

In a world ruled by social media and quick fixes, book reading remains a silently embraced, powerful move. Going by that sentiment, this blog talks about some must-read books that can freshen your perspective on the recent hiring and recruitment trends and challenges of the workplace. Whether you are an established professional or have just started your career, read this piece to help you expand your horizons and enrich your knowledge base.

The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change - Michelle MiJung Kim

A masterpiece by Michelle MiJung Kim, The Wake Up penetrates deep into the conscience to make way for justice and social change in the workplace. A true revolutionary, this is one of the most penetrative books that resonates with the ideas of inner transformation to bring positive changes within and in the workplace. It also speaks about how we often intend to partake in a powerful movement leading to positive change, but often on our quest to achieve the change, we fumble and fail.

The Extended Mind - Annie Murphy Paul

Offering a dramatically woven, fresh perspective on how our minds work, The Extended Mind is one of the most insightful books on HR. The book talks about how we can utilize our bodies, workplaces, and relationships to make discoveries and overcome challenges. An optimal blend of psychology, The Extended Mind elaborates on insights from the works of two prominent psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman.

The Skills: How To Win At Work - Mishal Husain

Amongst the plethora of human resource management books available in the market, this piece by Mishal Husain is a valuable read. As the title suggests, the book highlights the core skills one requires to master their career. The book is mainly focused on career-oriented women but is a compelling and meaningful read for everyone. It talks about the importance of speaking up for yourself and gaining expertise in your field.

Think Again - Adam Grant

Adam Grant’s Think Again is a contemplative book that provokes the reader to rethink and question their own opinions. Grant highlights the importance of rethinking and unlearning in today’s ever-evolving world. A challenging piece that demands one to break free from the comfort of conviction and embrace the discomfort of doubt, Think Again is one of the most intellectually invigorating books.

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career - Jocelyn K. Glei

This book by Jocelyn K. Glei is a comprehensive piece that explains how to create opportunities for oneself in the workplace, build strong networks, and boost one’s creative streak. While the title of the book suggests what the book has to offer, it also includes career advice from today’s leading minds. The book urges readers to step outside their comfort zones and tap into their true potential.

With the outside world exploding with numerous books on job enrichment and satisfaction and books on skills, it can feel overwhelming to find a couple of wholesome reads. Understanding this dilemma and steering the way forward, this unique compilation of bestselling books will undoubtedly add to one’s knowledge spectrum and help one advance their career.

By Rahul Khurana