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FEATURED CAREER BRANDING BOOK:
Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, by Dorie Clark (Harvard Business Review Press). Provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution you can make. The book shows how to think big about your professional goals, take control of your career, build a reputation that opens doors for you, and finally live the life you want.
TOP CAREER BRANDING BOOKS:
Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building Your Brand, by William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson (Wiley). Read our full review of Career Distinction.
U R a Brand! How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Success, by Catherine Kaputa (Davies-Black Publishing).
OTHER CAREER BRANDING BOOKS:
Be Your Own Brand: A Breakthrough Formula for Standing Out From the Crowd, by David McNally and Karl Speak (Berrett-Koehler Publishers).
The Brand Called You: Make Your Business Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace, by Peter Montoya with Tim Vandehey (Peter Montoya Pub).
Creating You & Co.: Learn to Think Like the CEO of Your Own Career, by William Bridges (Perseus Books Group).
Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, by Dan Schawbel (Kaplan).
Personal Publicity Planner: A Guide to Marketing YOU, by Marion E. Gold (Brittany Pubns Ltd).
The Potato Chip Difference: How to Apply Leading Edge Marketing Strategies to Landing the Job You Want, by Michael A. Goodman (Dialogue Press). Read our full review.
You Are a Brand! In Person and Online, How Smart People Brand Themselves for Business Succes, by Catherine Kaputa (Nicholas Brealey Publishing).
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