Six Books That Helped Me Get the Career I Want
a book list by Penelope Trunk, the Brazen Careerist who blogs on career issues
Throughout my career, I've always been a writer. Often unpaid, sometimes bordering on pornography, but always obsessively interested in which media is best for which writing.
Before I even knew how to write, I would dictate my days to my dad. I have more than fifty volumes of diaries from when writing with a pen was more common. As an entrepreneur I got a column in a national magazine and started spewing advice in places like Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the London Times. Then I got a six-figure book deal. Today, my column runs in more than 200 newspapers but my blog is where my heart is.
This is a list of books that were influential in helping me to know myself well enough to steer my career — and writing — effectively.
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About Penelope Trunk
Penelope Trunk is CEO of Brazen Careerist, which helps companies connect to employees using social media. Trunk has talked about career issues for media such as CNN, the Boston Globe and Time magazine, and her blog about career advice receives more than 300,000 page views per month.
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