Hello kawan ~!
It has been exactly two weeks or 14 days since you have gotten your SPM results (or 15 days for STPM).
So, have you made up your mind what are you going to do next?
Well, some of you are already working part-time or full-time; some of you are still enjoying your holidays from schooling; some of you are doing internships or volunteering jobs on the side; and some of you are applying for jobs or college programs.
No matter what you have decided to do, it is important to stock up your bookshelves with some awesome and books that will help you in your journey after high school.
As the old saying goes, “The books you read and the people you meet are the main factors that shape the way you see the world.”
Here’s a list of books that we have come out with to help you in your journey.
We do not prefer one book from another on this list.
It solely depends on what you need right now.
This is a great book that inclues 101 different stories from real Malaysians that allow any of you to see the different paths that your seniors have taken after their SPM. Some of them have taken familiar routes like A-Levels, STPM and foundations; some of them embarked their journey in their first career without further education; some of them went overseas for undergrad or post-grad education; and some of them traveled around the world. Pick one up, read these stories and get inspired by the ones that appeal to you the most.
And of course, don’t ever limit your future planning to only these 101 routes. They are only examples that serve to inspire you to write your own story.
This book is definitely our top pick as the most practical tool for any after high schoolers. Richard Bolles has very extensive experience in the career guidance and he provides a lot of real evidence to back up his ideas for those who is in the journey to shape their lives. This book is most useful for those who are hunting for jobs and want to land the job that he or she desires the most. Well, if you are still in college or postgraduate, this is the best time for you to read this book so you will be ahead of the job hunting game when you graduate.
For those of you who are still in the process of learning more about yourself, be sure to read this book. Your natural personality type plays a very important role to sore in a career. Figure out which personality type you naturally are and find out which job or career suit you the best. This can help you a lot in making mistakes in getting into careers that might take more out of you for you to become the best in your field.
4. I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
This book is similar by Barbara Sher is similar to our third choice. This book is for those of you who find personality tests and professional career counselors less helpful. This is a broader, less dense, and less intimidating version of “What Color Is Your Parachute?”, and she reveals how to “recapture long lost goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams.” Her writing style is easy-to-follow and down to earth that will bring you all the way to the roots of what you really want deeply inside your heart.
5. The Success Principles(TM) – 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
No matter what route you have picked for yourself, Jack Canfield’s Success Principle is a must read for all the self-help books that has been published in the last decade. It summarizes all the timeless Success principles that works in any career you have chosen. Each of the principles in this book is supported by real life stories of known and unknown people making these principle the “living testimonies” that success is possible, regardless of your background and your current condition. While those conditions in your current life might hinder you from getting where you want to be, as long as you persist, you will succeed!
Here’s our best pick for you and we hope these books will help you in your journey to your own life.
No matter what you do, just be sure to have fun and enjoy the journey!
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