Best Reference Books – Soft Skills for Career Development

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Soft Skills For Career Development subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Soft Skills For Career Development along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Soft Skills For Career Development subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Soft Skills For Career Development" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Personality Development and Soft Skills (Old Edition)” by Barun K Mitra

“Personality Development and Soft Skills (Old Edition)” Book Review: This book is designed to assist as a textbook that addresses the requirements of students of any background who are at the outset of starting their careers. The book would prove fairly beneficial to young managers who have already had an experience of corporate life. The book intends to provide important insights into various aspects of developing one’s personality, as well as improve written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. The book also pays full attention to specific needs such as the writing of effective CVs, participation in group discussions, and tackling job interviews. Special importance is also laid on sharpening one’s public speaking and speed reading skills. The book also provides inputs on avoiding common mistakes of speech and behavior. By providing a rich array of case studies, personality improvement tests, and carefully developed classroom-based exercises, the book attempts to provide the reader with hands-on experience to cope with the demands of the world of business.

2. “Soft Skills – Enhancing Employability: Connecting Campus with Corporate” by M S Rao

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“Soft Skills – Enhancing Employability: Connecting Campus with Corporate” Book Review: The book helps in connecting the campus with the corporate by bridging the gap between the campus and the industry and by blending both the art and the craft. This text helps students understand and appreciate both soft and hard skills. It differentiates between unemployability and unemployment, enlightens you about the expectations of employers, equips you with tools and techniques to enhance your employability, and builds your confidence and competence to bag your coveted job. This book is divided into three sections: Section I deals with various aspects of soft skills and what constitutes soft skills. Section II describes the current challenges in the Indian educational system. Section III highlights overcoming the challenges. The book concludes that an integrated and coordinated approach by all the stakeholders such as educational institutions, educators, students, recruiters, and parents is essential in enhancing employability among youth. The book is helpful to all those who would like to enhance their employability skills and also to educators, employees, educational institutions, recruiters, and above all students.

3. “communication and soft skill development (first edition)” by career publications and Ashwini Deshpande

“Soft Skills Training: A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment Book Review: This workbook is a compilation of the soft skills class material. This book has a unique collection of essays, exercises, quotes, and maxims that will give students a realistic perspective on work-related expectations and the expectations of the supervisors who hire them. This book will help students develop their problem-solving skills, guide them in making appropriate decisions, and create a desire to plan out goals and achieve them. The workbook-style is challenging and playful, serious and engaging and a stepping stone to developing the cognitive skills necessary to quash unproductive thinking and self-defeating emotional behaviors.

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4. “Soft Skills Training: A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment” by Frederick H Wentz
5. “Design Your Career- Soft Skills Of Career” by Yogesh P Chopade
6. “Successful Career Soft Skills And Business English Personality Development And Career Path” by Varanasi Bhaskara Rao and Y Kameswari
7. “Enhancing Soft Skills Through Learner Centered Activities at Ug Level” by Raj K Bharathi
8. “Challenge the Interview by Developing Soft Skills” by Maruthi Gandikota Prathap

“Challenge the Interview by Developing Soft Skills” Book Review: This book on “Challenge the Interview by Developing Soft Skills” has a detailed explanation about soft skills such as Interview Skills, Group Discussion, Communication Skills, and Resume Writing with real time examples in a detailed manner. This book helps job seekers to make their best out in the interview by providing them with the proper skills and confidence needed in the interviews.

9. “Ten Soft Skills You Need to Advance Your Career (Andere Keys Book 9)” by Lisa Smith

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“Challenge the Interview by Developing Soft Skills” Book Review: From this book, you should be able to: This book will help students develop their problem-solving skills, guide them in making appropriate decisions, and create a desire to plan out goals and achieve them. This book provides students with the following knowledge: Discuss how soft skills are important to success in the workplace, Understand the 10 key soft skills everyone should have, Use soft skills to relate more effectively to others in the workplace, Understand how to use soft skills to communicate, problem-solve, and resolve conflict, Apply soft skills to specific situations.

10. “Get your First Job: A companion for getting your first job – A Guide to Employability Skills and Career Planning” by A J Balasubramanian and Dr J Sadakkadulla

“Get your First Job: A companion for getting your first job – A Guide to Employability Skills and Career Planning” Book Review: This book explains the concept of Employability and helps graduates and students to self-learn the necessary skills to become employable, in the current world. This book explains Employability as a blended competence comprising basic intelligence, soft-skills – a basket of behavioral traits, technical skills, and ambition to perform. To explain this intellectual concept a model called the “Diamond ASSET competency Model” has been used in this book. The book could be a single source addressing employability comprehensively, which would help young graduates to get their First Jobs.

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