Career Books

These are some of the most popular, and most substantial, books about finding your dream job, and some - like Richard Nelson Bolles's classic What Color Is Your Parachute? - are also about finding your dreams.  More career-related book recommendations are available at

Make sure to visit the Career Center's career library in Harper Center, Suite 2015 for more books and guides about careers, industries, employers, internships, and more! 

  • Boost Your Interview I.Q. by Carole Martin (McGraw-Hill, 2003)
  • Confessions of a Recruiting Director: The Insider's Guide to Landing Your First Job by Brad Karsh (Penguin Group, 2006)
  • Cool Careers for Dummies by Marty Nemko (IDG Books Worldwide, 2001)
  • Do What You Are, 3rd edition by Paul Tieger & Susan Barron-Tieger (Little, Brown, 2001)
  • Free to Succeed: Designing the Life You Want in the New Free Agent Economy by Barbara Reinhold (Plume, 2001)
  • From Army Green to Corporate Gray by Carl S. Savino & Ron Krannich (Impact Publications, 1999)
    • Also From Navy Blue to Corporate Gray and From Air Force Blue to Corporate Gray
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher & William Ury (Penguin, 1991)
  • Guide to Internet Job Searching, 2002-2003 by Margaret Riley Dikel, Frances E. Roehm & Public Library Assocation (McGraw Hill/Contemporary, 2002)
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Finding Your Next Job by Robert S. Gerdella (Harvard Business School Press, 2000)
  • I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know it's not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work by Julie Jansen (Penguin USA, 2003)
  • Information Interviewing by Martha Stoodley (Ferguson Publishing, 1996)
  • Job Hunting for Dummies by Max Messmer (IDG Books Worldwide, 1999)
  • Job Seeker Secrets: Making the Internet Work for You by Thomas J. Ferrara (Thompson South-Western, 2003)
  • Knock 'Em Dead! by Martin Yate (Adams Media, updated annually)
  • Making College Count: A Real World Look at How to Succeed In and After College by Patrick O'Brien (Student Success, Inc., 1999)
  • Monster Careers: How to Land the Job of Your Life by Jeff Taylor & Doug Hardy (Penguin Group, 2004)
  • My Reality Check Bounced!: The Twentysomething's Guide to Cashing In on Your Real-World Dreams by Jason Ryan Dorsey (Bantam Dell Pub Group, 2007) 
  • Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute, 4th edition by Jack Chapman (Ten Speed Press, 2000)
  • The Organized Executive by Stephanie Winston (Warner Books, 2001)
  • The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore (Fireside, 1998)
  • Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million by John Lucht (Viceroy Press, 2000)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster, 1990)
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges (Perseus, 1980)
  • The Vault College Career Bible by Vault Editors (Vault, Inc., updated annually)
    • Available in the Creighton Career Center Library
  • Weddle's Directory of Employment-Related Internet Sites for Recruiters and Job Seekers by Peter Weddle (Weddle's, updated annually)
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles (Ten Speed Press, updated annually)
  • Win-Win Career Negotiations by Peter J. Goodman & Roger Fisher (Penguin USA, 2002)
  • Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence G. Boldt (Penguin USA, 1999)
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