Starting a new job can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to make a good impression and prove your worth in the company. One way to ease into your new role and improve your skills is by reading books related to your field. Here are five of the best books to read when starting a new job:
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by Michael D. Watkins, is a must-read for anyone starting a new job or transitioning to a new role within a company. Watkins provides practical advice on how to quickly assess your new environment, build relationships with your colleagues, and create a plan for success in your new role.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their communication and interpersonal skills. Carnegie’s timeless advice on how to build strong relationships and influence others is just as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1936.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries. Even if you’re not an entrepreneur, this book can provide valuable insights for anyone starting a new job. Ries’s approach to continuous innovation and rapid experimentation can help you stay agile and adapt to new challenges in your role.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. No matter what your job is, you will inevitably face difficult conversations with colleagues, superiors, or clients. This book provides practical advice on how to handle these high-stakes conversations with confidence and empathy.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. Your mindset can have a profound impact on your success in a new job. In this book, Dweck explains the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and how adopting a growth mindset can help you learn and improve in your new role.
By reading these five books, you can gain valuable insights and strategies for success in your new job. Happy reading!