Gobie recommends the following products:

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rathfind on Amazon new for $15.



Gobie’s Review:

“Strengths Finder 2.0 is our go-to book. We use it ourselves and recommend it to our clients.”


To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.

In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more (see below for details). While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades.


What Color is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changersfind on Amazon new for $11.99.

What Color Is Your Parachute?

Gobie’s Review:

“This has been the top book to gift new graduates for years. We believe it helps job seekers of all ages!”

In today’s challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work―and which don’t. This revised and updated edition features an all-new list of online job-boards, plus a handy chart summarizing all the new research about resumés. Combining classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics, Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.


Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberryfind on Amazon new for $14.


Gobie’s Review:

“In today’s job market, EQ is very important. This book helps us to understand and improve our score and ourselves.”

By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction―it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what emotional intelligence is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills―self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management―to exceed your goals and achieve your fullest potential.