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Changing Careers For Dummies helps you take charge of your career and live the life you dream of. It helps you get organized, discover what you really want from life, and transform your passion into a great job. Full of handy checklists, worksheets, and brainstorming techniques, this practical guide includes everything you need to get your professional life...
Changing Careers For Dummies helps you take charge of your career and live the life you dream of. It helps you get organized, discover what you really want from life, and transform your passion into a great job. Full of handy checklists, worksheets, and brainstorming techniques, this practical guide includes everything you need to get your professional life on the right track.
Whether you’re out of work because of choice or because of circumstances—or even if you have a job but need a change—now’s your chance to build a rewarding new career. This fun and easy guide helps you explore all your options and take advantage of the endless opportunities that are out there. Changing Careers For Dummies includes all the helpful advice you need to:
Career expert Carol McClelland shows you how to figure out what is or isn’t working in your career and determine what you need and want for yourself and your family. With easy, practical tools, she helps you discover your true interests and helps you find careers that might interest you based on your skills, talents, and interests. You’ll find nontraditional career ideas by the boatload and helpful resources like professional associations for any career area you’re interested in. You’ll find plenty of information you can use and all the confidence you need to succeed. Inside you’ll discover:
PART I: Setting the Stage for Your Career Change.
Chapter 1: The World of Work: It Ain't What It Used to Be!
Chapter 2: Evaluating Your Current Situation.
Chapter 3: Exploring Personal Needs and Home Realities.
Chapter 4: Expanding Your Notion of What's Possible at Work.
Chapter 5: What to Do in the Meantime.
PART II: Searching for Hidden Treasure — Your Passion.
Chapter 6: Uncovering Clues to Your Passion.
Chapter 7: Thinking Outside the Box.
PART III: Career Areas to Stimulate Your Thinking.
Chapter 8: If You Thrive on Words.
Chapter 9: If You Think in a Logical, Organized Fashion.
Chapter 10: If You Connect Well with Others.
Chapter 11: If You Have a Good Eye.
Chapter 12: If You Want Your Work to Be Physical.
Chapter 13: If You Have an Ear for the Sound of Music.
Chapter 14: If You Love Nature and Its Creatures.
PART IV: Weaving It All Together.
Chapter 15: Preparing Your Game Plan.
Chapter 16: Testing the Waters of a Potential Career.
Chapter 17: Getting All the Pieces to Fit.
Chapter 18: Strengthening the Skills You Need.
Chapter 19: Taking the Steps to Get Your Job.
Chapter 20: Taking the Steps to Start Your Business.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Staying Sane During Your Career Change.
Chapter 22: Ten Keys to Keeping Yourself Inspired and Motivated.
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