Books on Career Development

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What Is out There for Me?
The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (202o)

What is out there? Do you believe in life outside academia?

For researchers who consider a career switch, the open job market often feels as remote and uncertain as dark wood, or as outer space. To be happy at work, you need to find a job that is aligned with your values, gives you a feeling of belonging, purpose, appreciation, and some level of both safety and excitement. There are so many conditions that need to be met to develop a sense of job satisfaction! For those contemplating a transition from advanced studies in academia, an overriding question looms, with far-reaching practical and emotional consequences: How do I navigate and accomplish the change as smoothly as possible and with a minimum of stress?

The purpose of this book is to give you an overview of what you are capable (and might not even think of!) after completing a PhD, and a vista of directions you might consider to develop a happy, fulfilling professional life. It explores not only the scope of high-level employment in which PhDs usually excel, but also provides broad descriptions of the working cultures that have formed in the job market and their characteristic behaviors. Do you fit corporate denizens committed to the analysis and improvement of operations in accordance with prescribed goals? Or perhaps you are drawn to entrepreneurs who create goals of their own? In this book, you will find open questions and self-discovery exercises which will help to clarify your true inclinations and their affinities. You might find something really beautiful in these explorations and their implications for your path into the future!


For PhD candidates and graduates who ponder their options for their professional future.

9.99 EUR + VAT

How To Navigate in the Job Market
And Shine in the Job Interviews
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (2022)

“How To Navigate in the Job Market and Shine in the Job Interviews” is a supporting booklet of The Ontology of ValueTM Test.

Do you have hard time finding the right career opportunities and selling yourself at the job interviews? Have you ever wondered why some people always win the job, while you struggle to win the recruiter's heart? Do you feel undervalued in your career?

This comprehensive guidebook lists advice for approaching job applications and interviews that will guide you through the whole job search and job application process. It will provide you all the information necessary to get through the job search and job application process with flying colors and land your next contract!

You can also receive this ebook in a package together with The Ontology of ValueTM Test.


For anyone who wishes to learn the efficient and proven techniques to search for and land jobs like a pro. For the go-getters who wish to make the best next move in the career development game and dare to aim high.

9.99 EUR + VAT

The Longest Journey
The Ultimate Guide To Self-Navigation in the Job Market
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (2022)


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For anyone who wishes to skillfully plan their career and self-navigate in the job market of today. For those who want to learn how to play and excel at the career development game.

The Ontology of Value
Discovering Your Source of Value for the Society and Working Environments That Naturally Fit You (ODYSSEY)
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (2022)

"The Ontology of Value: Discovering Your Source of Value for the Society and Working Environments That Naturally Fit You (ODYSSEY)" is an official booklet of The Ontology of ValueTM Test."

Take the test to discover your natural way of creating value for others in the job market and the tribes in the job market that would fit you best and appreciate you the most! Gaining this self-awareness will have a tremendous impact on your professional life! It will help you find your edge and skillfully self-navigate in the complex job market of today. Once you choose positions that resonate with your natural potential, you will excel and thrive!

The Ontology of ValueTM Test is a powerful tool for professionals, rooted in Alfred Adler’s school of psychology. Its central concept is that we all have a strong inner motivation to build value for others and prove ourselves to the world — in our own, individual ways. The test was developed using psychometrics combined with machine learning and validated on a representative population of professionals working in 14 countries and representing all market sectors.

You can also receive this ebook in a package together with The Ontology of ValueTM Test.


For anyone who wants to discover their natural way of creating value as professionals and make best out of their potential.

9.99 EUR + VAT

How To Monetize Your Knowledge
And Start a Side-Kick Consultancy Business
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (2022)

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really enjoy my job— If only it paid a few hundred dollars more, I would be perfectly happy about my professional situation…”?

Well, the good news is that you can develop a side-kick consultancy business for this purpose – right here, right now! As a side-activity, consultancy business can broaden your horizons, work for your professional development, and let you earn extra bucks at high hourly rates without taking too much commitment.

And, you can achieve this goal in 5 simple steps! In this ebook, we will explain precisely how to get the first deals and negotiate your conditions to gain a good experience as a consultant.


For anyone who wishes to turn their knowledge into a profitable side-kick business, repair their finances, and possibly develop a full-fledged consultancy business in the future..


Winning Answers To The Top 15 Questions
That Recruiters Love To Ask
Natalia Z. Bielczyk (2022)

Going through a job interview is an obligatory step in the recruitment process for any white-collar job these days. It is like an obligatory oral exam that we all have to pass before shaking hands on the contract.

So, how to well prepare for the job interviews? Some questions often reappear in the recruitment process—and these questions are hard to answer without preparation. In this ebook, we review these questions and provide efficient tips on how to amaze the recruiter with the answer.


For anyone who is preparing for a job interview and looking for guidelines for how to become an irresistible job candidate.


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What Color is Your Parachute?
Richard N. Bolles

This book has been on the top of the bestseller list for over 40 years now (with a new edition coming out every August). And it is not without a reason! This book was a breakthrough in the self-help literature–it was the first book about the job search process which put the focus not on writing job applications but rather, on self-discovery.

This book is very practical and focused on results. It gives an overview of effective strategies for passing job interviews. It is also a collection of self-discovery exercises that will give you insight into seven important aspects of your professional life, from your preferred working conditions and types of people you resonate with, all the way to your life purpose. Highly recommended read, especially if you have no clue where to go next.

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Do What You Are
Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, Kelly Tieger

Today, it is not a secret that we are all different. Some of us are extroverted, while some of us are introverted. Some of us enjoy fast-paced working environments, while some of us prefer peaceful and cozy working conditions. Some of us enjoy working for a charismatic leader while some of us prefer to be independent. Yet, the job market welcomes all of us. Therefore, there is nothing like “a perfect job” or “the best job”–your job should match you.

So, how to best choose a job that matches your personality? This book is based on the classic “16 Personalities” Myers-Briggs model based on the Jung’s psychology and will help you analyze your personality and behavior to make better career choices.

Ontology Of Value how-to-be-everything Books

How To Be Everything?
A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up
Emilie Wapnick

Perhaps you have a few jobs behind but you never really develop the feeling of job satisfaction. In every job you ever had, something was always missing.

This book might give you an explanation for why it is the case. Some people are multipotentiates: they represent multiple talents and can fully develop only if they combine or juggle multiple professions at a time. Juggling a few professions is not a piece of cake but efficient strategies introduced in this book will help you in organizing your life as a multipotentiate. So, perhaps, before you start looking for the next job, it is worth asking yourself the question: am I a multipotentiate? If so, how can I choose jobs to best use my potential?

Books On Broad Professional Development

Ontology Of Value how-to-stop-worrying-and-start-living Books

How To Stop Worrying And Start Living
Time Tested Methods for Conquering Worry
Dale Carnegie

We can be our best friend, but we can also be our worst enemy. All because of worrying way too much. It can take away most of your life energy, and eat a few hours of your day–every day. Worrying way too much throughout a lifetime is what many people regret the most at the deathbed. So, how to get over your worries and start enjoying life for real? As a matter of fact, there will always be external circumstances that make our future uncertain. But we tend to inflate our uncertainties and fears and imagine worse scenarios than anything that might potentially ever happen in a real life. It is good to get conscious about the worst possible outcome and realize how ridiculous most of our fears are. Extensive worrying is a disease and it’s good to heal from it as soon as you can.

Ontology Of Value deep-work Books

Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport

Today, we are conditioned to think that to be successful, we need to (1) find our passion, (2) build our online presence and acquire a network. We often follow that route only to discover that… we still cannot find a job.

Why is that? Well, what the employers want is not strictly “passion.” What they primarily want is high-quality work that can only be done if you fully focus your attention on what you do, rather than exchanging tons of superficial pieces of information on social media. It’s good to be aware of these employers’ point of view, and work on your ability to focus and efficiently perform deep work. This will highly leverage your value as an employee regardless of the market sector you are working at!

Ontology Of Value rich-dad Books

Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert Kiyosaki

How can we feel confident as professionals if we are not financially safe? This iconic book is all about financial illiteracy associated with the public education system. The author, Robert Kiyosaki, has written this book using the comparison between his own Dad–a highly educated yet poor individual with a PhD–and the Dad of his best friend–a poorly educated yet highly entrepreneurial and wealthy person.

What Robert found out is that we are not taught anything about money and wealth at school. To be financially safe, or financially free, you need to get this education all by yourself. this book will teach you about the difference between assets and liabilities, and give you a basics understanding of the economy. A highly recommended read for everyone who considers themselves a beginner in terms of strategies for saving and investing your money.

Ontology Of Value 4-hour-work-week Books

The 4-Hour Work Week
Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Timothy Ferriss

This classic book challenged the status quo in the job market and gave millions of people a new vision for their professional life. Before the internet era, anyone who thought seriously about their career had to spend at least 40 hours per week as an (office) employee to get their paycheck.

Now, in times of e-commerce, it is possible to leverage the value of your work so that you can get your income even when you sleep. This allowed the whole class of people to become “the new rich:” shrink their working to the minimum and acquire plenty of quality time in their lives. Would you like to join the new rich? This book is a wonderful introduction for why you should consider this lifestyle, and how to start.

Ontology Of Value 7-habits Books

7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R. Covey

Regardless if you are wealthy or poor, famous or not, your day only has 24 hours. It is the same for Elon Musk, Barack Obama, or Bill Gates as it is for you or me. So, how does it happen that some people can shake out so much out of their working day compared to all the others?

Well, the mindset and daily habits. Even though effective people represent different professions, backgrounds, and different visions, they share many personality traits and outlook on life. For instance, they develop a character ethic–they start from what they represent before they go out to the outer world to present their work to others. They are also proactive and focus on their circle of influence rather than being concerned with what they cannot change and are good at selecting tasks that serve their ultimate purposes. You can gain a lot in inspirational lessons from this book that will make you more successful as a professional!

Ontology Of Value eat-that-frog Books

Eat That Frog!
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Brian Tracy

Why do people procrastinate? Is it because they are just lazy, or perhaps because they feel anxiety? How to limit your procrastinating behaviors?

In this famous book, Brian Tracy introduces a simple yet very powerful idea that will help you in working more efficiently and avoiding procrastination. This simple principle is, “Start the day from the hardest task.”Completing hard tasks when your mind is rested in the morning is the best way to acquire the energy necessary to perform all the other tasks throughout the day. This book is priceless if you feel that procrastination is present in your life!

Ontology Of Value getting-things Books

Getting Things Done
The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen

How to be efficient and get things done? How to win against fears, procrastination, pressure for results, and all the distractions of today’s world?

According to David Allen, it is all about self-discipline. You should release the information overload from your brain: store action points in lists and release your own brain from the necessity to remember them. You should also organize yourself better and construct a functional workflow for your daily professional and social activities, and systematically review your to-do lists.

This is a powerful self-help book that will speed up your progress in just any job and give you some peace of mind at the same time. Highly recommended!

Ontology Of Value are-you-indispenasble Books

Are You Indispensable?
Seth Godin

How to become irreplaceable at work? How to make sure that you never get fired? Is it all about your cutting-edge technical skills, or perhaps, is it more about your aptitude to self-navigate within the company or organization where you belong?

In this book, Seth Godin gives his advice on how to become the linchpin: the pivotal part of any team who stands out from the crowd. Someone who has leadership skills can change people, is more human, more conscious of reality, and better connected than other people. Someone who is an artist at what they do, and is not afraid of taking risks. Someone who can win with their lizard brain. Linchpins love being uncomfortable and unfamiliar with the situation because they understand that not taking risks is the biggest risk of all.

Everyone has a linchpin inside of them, and n this book, Seth Godin explains how to release this potential.

Ontology Of Value who-moved-my-cheese Books

Who Moved My Cheese?
An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Dr. Spencer Johnson

Where is my cheese? Why is it gone? Who is responsible for it? I want my cheese back!

When we lose something that we find important in life, we often start looking for someone we could blame for it, instead of taking the loss, learning from it, and going forward.

This book is quite special. Light in form, and written in an entertaining way, it talks about simple yet powerful truths about life. Is it better to sit still and spend your time thinking about your losses and regrets, or rather, go forward with a smile on your face? As a matter of fact, everyone has things to regret in life, and perhaps, it is better to look at the bright side of life.

Ontology Of Value start-with-why Books

Start With Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek

This famous book drew attention to the principle that lies under the market success of most global phenomena like Apple. These companies, or rather, these people, don’t sell just products. They sell their vision. They first ask themselves why they even started the company in the first place, before they release any products to the market. They also clearly communicate their “why” to the customers.

Can you also adopt this strategy to your professional career, even if you don’t have your own business? Of course, you can!–by focusing on what type of person you would like to become in the future, defining your mission, and choosing jobs and projects accordingly. Thus, it is a must-read for any professional!

Ontology Of Value 168-hours Books

168 Hours
You Have More Time Than You Think
Laura Vanderkam

“Sorry, I don’t have enough time for this”–how often do we use this argument to call off meetings, resign from projects, or forgetting about our dream projects? Well, the good news is, you have more time in your week than you might think, and for the most part, this argument is just a poor excuse.

The bad news though is that to stop wasting your time, you will need much more self-discipline. So, how to shake out as much as you can from your week? This book will show you how!–by listing all the effective strategies for better prioritizing tasks and organizing your time.

Ontology Of Value how-to-win-friends Books

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

We all know how important networking has become. Today, developing yet any career is impossible without creating a broad network of personal contacts and the ability to influence the way other people think. But why are some people so much efficient at creating a network than others?

This is a very straightforward guidebook to how to become a well-connected person. It explains the basics of human psychology and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage. At the end of the day, we all want the same things. We want to feel understood, supported, and appreciated. Knowing this simple fact, how to build a strong and supported network? Well, this book is the answer!

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