If you read one book this year to help your career (other than my book which will be released in the next few months), I recommend “The Start-Up of You” by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha.
Reid is the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn. Whilst the book has a ‘Silicon Valley’ feel to it and Reid plays at the top of the market given the people he is dealing with, it does have alot of useful suggestions inside. I also like the research references and comments about the subtleties of human relationships, particularly when networking. Here is a link to a slide deck summary of the book, it’s long but worth a look.
Thanks to Mark Sumner on the Recruitment Asia Pacific Google+ group for sharing the link!