Best FREE E-Books on Personal Branding, Job Search, Social Media, Career Marketing

by Meg Guiseppi on October 21, 2009


Think you can’t get something for nothing? Not so. Many subject matter experts publish free e-books offering a wealth of information and advice. Take advantage of them.

I’ll be adding to this list, as more come my way. Please send me links to your favorite relevant free e-books and, if they’re good, I’ll include them.

Here’s what I have so far:

♦  My own e-book: Executive Branding and Your LinkedIn Profile: How to Transform Your Executive Brand, Resume, and Career Biography Into a Winning LinkedIn Profile

♦  The Best Career Strategies of 2009: How to Get Hired or Get Ahead, Even When the Economy is Getting Worse, by Bonnie Lowe – a compilation of advice and tips from subject matter experts

♦  Using the Social Web to Find Work, by social media guru Chris Brogan

♦  Personal Branding for the Business Professional, by Chris Brogan

♦  20 Free eBooks About Social Media, Chris Brogan did the research to compile this solid list

♦  Guide on Boomer Encore Careers – “Looking for an encore career? The guide to finding work that matters”, by

♦  How to Really Find a Job Online, by job search expert Alison Doyle

♦  30 Ideas: The Ideas of Successful Job Search, by Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim’s Strategy

♦  Green Careers Advice Guide: Practical Advice for Advancing Your Personal Brand in the Green Industry, by Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategists

♦  15 Minute Guide to Layoff Self-Defense: Six Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Income, by Susan P. Joyce, Online Job Search Expert and Editor/Publisher of

♦  Using Craig’s List to Find a Job, by Susan Joyce

♦  Successful Interviewing: What Candidates Need to Know, by Jeff Lipschultz, founding partner of recruiting firm A-List Solutions

♦  Winning Negotiation Strategies for Your New Job, by Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers.

♦  Job Search Networking for Introverts, by Wendy Gelberg, author of The Successful Introvert

♦  Top 25 Free eBooks on Social Media, compiled SocialMediaToday

♦  Road to Me 2.0: Free 52 Page Complete Blogging Guide! by personal branding guru Dan Schawbel

♦  Top 10 Free E-books For Bloggers (2007), by Palin Ningthoujam at Mashable

♦  The New Rules of Viral Marketing: How Word-of-Mouse Spreads Your Ideas For Free, by marketing strategist David Meerman Scott

♦  Thriving on Less: Simplifying in a Tough Economy, by Leo Babauta, founder and simplicity blogger at

♦  The MarketingApple eBook by former Apple marketing executive Steve Chazin

♦  Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The next-generation Internet’s impact on business, governance and social interaction, by founder J.D. Lasica, for the Aspen Institute

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1 DL Sellers January 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm

These are fantastic resources. Thanks for your own and for pulling them together. :)

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