35 Book Recommendations for (Young) Professionals

Have I told you how much I LOVE LinkedIn?  A few months ago I posted a question and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of feedback it received.  My post has over 5,000 views now with 29 likes and 47 comments from friends and strangers (friends of friends) alike.  I’m always amazed by the number of views a post can earn from a few interactions.  When I initially asked the question, I expected to receive recommendations from more experienced professionals that younger professionals, like myself, could learn from as we read.  However, I think anyone can learn from reading these books, in various industries and at any age.  No one knows everything and everyone can learn something, right?

"I'm currently reading How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. What book has made a huge impact on your professional life? I am always looking for new books to read and resources to learn from! I'd like to invite everyone who reads this to leave me a comment with your best recommendations and how they helped you."


“What book has made a huge impact on your professional life?”

I asked, they answered.  Here are the 35 books that were recommended by professionals of all ages scattered across the USA, plus a few personal suggestions that have already taught me so much:

My recommendations:

So there you have it.  35 book recommendations for (young) professionals – because we could all be considered “young” to someone older and we should never stop learning.  Is there a book that made a lasting impact on your professional life?  How did one (or any) of the books recommended here help you grow as a professional?  Leave me a comment!  Go get ’em, tiger!

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