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Outdoor Careers

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In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools in mapping out a path in some of today's ...

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Overview

In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools in mapping out a path in some of today's most exciting industries. This book offers a step-by-step process for assessing your personal skills and experience and applying them to outdoor careers.

Key Features Include

a self-assessment quiz to pinpoint your strongest skills and qualities

"Career Compasses" that identify the most important skills and qualities required for the jobs you're considering

"you Are Here" tips for repurposing current skills and gaining new ones

"Landmarks" that address key issues for career changers in different age groups

Complete with interviews with industry professionals, lists of further resources and relevant trade organizations, and advice for making a career transition or starting your own business, the Field Guides to Finding a New Career: Outdoor Careers is a must-have resource for anyone seeking to enter this field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076031
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Field Guides to Finding a New Career Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding a New Career vii

How to Use This Book ix

Make the Most of Your Journey xi

Self-Assessment Quiz xv

Chapter 1 Forester 1

Chapter 2 Organic Farmer 13

Chapter 3 Rancher 24

Chapter 4 Horse Trainer 34

Chapter 5 Fishing Vessel Operator 46

Chapter 6 Adventure Travel Guide 57

Chapter 7 Outdoor Sports Instructor 68

Chapter 8 Plant Nursery Operator 79

Chapter 9 Dog Trainer 89

Chapter 10 Horticulturist/Garden Designer 100

Appendix A Going Solo: Starting Your Own Business 111

Appendix B Outfitting Yourself for Career Success 125

Index 137

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