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Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

There are many books and resources for career help. What you need depends on your interests. If you want to pursue programming, check out the books relating to the language of interest. IA up your alley? Check out the IA section of the Web Design Reference Guide.

  • Mastering People Management, by James Pickford (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0273661922). Many techies need to improve on with soft skills, which involve people and management skills. Anyone can learn the technology, but not just anyone can be comfortable in communicating with people and customers.

  • It's Your Move: Dealing Yourself the Best Cards in Life and Work, by Cyndi Maxey and Jill Bremer (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0131424815), interacts with you to make changes in life and work. Start making moves to do what you want today instead of someday. Shuffle the deck and see what hand you get. (Preview this book on Safari.)

  • Game Architecture and Design: A New Edition, by Andrew Rollings and Dave Morris (New Riders, 2004, ISBN: 0735713634), introduces those interested in working in interactive media to the process of designing games and how to handle problems in the different genres.

  • Jeffrey Zeldman's Taking Your Talent to the Web is the only book related to working in Web design. Thought it's a few years old, it provides timeless (at least by industry standards) advice.