Books & FAQs

Books & FAQs

Here are some books which we would recommend.

Don't forget about your local library which has a wide selection of self-help books which are available free for you to borrow.


  • Turn Redundancy into Opportunity: Proven Techniques and Programmes for Taking Charge of Your Own Future. Laurel Alexander. ISBN 1857038630
    Gives readers advice on how to survive the first few weeks of redundancy. It explains how to redefine one's work motivations, how to create a professional job search strategy and network one's skills and how to approach self-employment.
  • The Redundancy Survivor's Field Guide: Use Your Redundancy to Take Command of Your Own Career. Graham Till. ISBN: 1857038851
    Outplacement expert Till demonstrates that redundancy can in fact be a great opportunity. It can be a launching pad for redirection and future success that exceeds anything previously achieved. This book shows how to deal with the blow and trauma of redundancy; and how to create change and claim personal empowerment.
  • From Redundancy to Success. Tom McGuinness. ISBN: 1842180827
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. Spencer Johnson. ISBN: 0091816971
    Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives.

Finding a job

  • What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.
    Richard Nelson Bolles. ISBN: 089815880X
    For three decades Richard Nelson Bolles’s annually updated and revised Parachute has been advising people that the best way to find a job or make a career change isn't to answer a job ad and/or send in a CV. That way, the statistical odds are heavily stacked against success. Instead he advocates a creative three-pronged approach.
  • How to Get a Job You'll Love: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Talents and Finding Your Ideal Career. John Lees. ISBN: 0077108248

CV's and Interviews

  • Write a Winning CV: Essential CV Writing Skills That Will Get You the Job You Want.
    Julie-Ann Amos. ISBN: 1857038401
    A concise, practical book that aims to guide you through the essentials of writing a CV that should work for you. Discover how to present your experience, emphasize your strengths and highlight your skills.
  • Brilliant CV: What Employers Want to See and How to Say It.
    Jim Bright. ISBN: 0273702114
    How do you get your CV to the top of the pile? When you apply for a job, your CV is compared to hundreds of others. You've only got the time it takes the recruiter to scan the pages to show how brilliant you are. How do you impress them when you don't know what employers are actually looking for? This book tells you what they want to read - and how to write it.