The Sequel


Making a career change? Don't start over! Redirect your career using what you already know. This new book explains how to leverage your skills, experience, and education in a fresh direction. Dr. Laurence Shatkin opens your eyes to many options in promising fields available to people with your background and traits. You'll gain a new perspective on valuing your work history while redefining your career path. You've invested time in your career, so make the most of this knowledge...
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Making a career change? Don't start over! Redirect your career using what you already know. This new book explains how to leverage your skills, experience, and education in a fresh direction. Dr. Laurence Shatkin opens your eyes to many options in promising fields available to people with your background and traits. You'll gain a new perspective on valuing your work history while redefining your career path. You've invested time in your career, so make the most of this knowledge by rerouting instead of restarting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593578657
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., has 30 years in the career information field, presents and blogs on jobs, and is the author of many career books, including 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality. After a career teaching writing at several colleges, he helped Educational Testing Service develop the SIGI PLUS computer-based career information system and oversaw its annual update. Working as a consultant, Laurence developed the Career Oasis system for a university in Saudi Arabia. He is past president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. As a leading occupational expert, Dr. Shatkin is in-demand by the media. He shares his knowledge and insights on national news programs, in online articles, and in major print publications. Read his Career Laboratory blog at Follow him on Twitter: @LaurenceShatkin.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Your Career-The Sequel 1

What a Sequel Career Is 1

What You Can Learn from This Book 2

Chapter 1 Why It's Smart to Use Your Existing Knowledge and Skills in a Sequel Career 3

Advantages You Bring to a Sequel Career 3

How This Book Can Help You Choose a Sequel Career 5

Which Sequel Is Right for You? 5

Chapter 2 The Management Sequel 9

What Managers Do 9

The Pros and Cons of Management 10

How to Move into Management 11

Descriptions of Managerial Occupations 13

Administrative Services Managers 13

Compensation and Benefits Managers 14

Computer and Information Systems Managers 15

Construction Managers 16

Crop and Livestock Managers 17

Financial Managers, Branch or Department 18

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 19

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 20

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Logging Workers 21

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 22

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 23

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 24

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 26

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 26

Food Service Managers 27

General and Operations Managers 28

Human Resources Managers 29

Management Analysts 30

Marketing Managers 30

Medical and Health Services Managers 31

Natural Sciences Managers 33

Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 34

Public Relations Managers 35

Purchasing Managers 35

Quality Control Systems Managers 36

Sales Managers 36

Social and Community Service Managers 37

Chapter 3 The Teaching Sequel 39

What Teachers Do 39

The Pros and Cons of Teaching 40

How to Move into Teaching 41

Descriptions of Teaching Occupations 43

Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 44

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 45

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 46

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 47

Business Teachers, Postsecondary 48

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 49

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 52

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 53

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 54

Farm and Home Management Advisors 55

Health Educators 56

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 57

Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 58

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 59

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 60

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 61

Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 62

Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 63

Tour Guides and Escorts 64

Training and Development Managers 65

Training and Development Specialists 66

Tutors 67

Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 68

Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 69

Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 70

Chapter 4 The Advocacy Sequel 73

What Advocates Do 73

The Pros and Cons of Advocacy 75

How to Move into Advocacy 76

Descriptions of Advocacy Occupations 76

Broadcast News Analysts 77

Law Clerks 78

Lawyers 78

Legislators 79

Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80

Public Relations Managers 81

Public Relations Specialists 82

Reporters and Correspondents 83

Social and Human Service Assistants 84

Social Workers, All Other 85

Chapter 5 The Standards-Enforcement Sequel 87

What Standards Enforcers Do 87

The Pros and Cons of Standards Enforcement 89

How to Move into Standards Enforcement 90

Descriptions of Standards-Enforcement Occupations 91

Agricultural Inspectors 91

Aviation Inspectors 92

Construction and Building Inspectors 93

Environmental Compliance Inspectors 94

Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers 95

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 96

Food Scientists and Technologists 97

Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts 98

Freight and Cargo Inspectors 99

Government Property Inspectors and Investigators 100

Industrial Engineering Technicians 101

Industrial Engineers 103

Licensing Examiners and Inspectors 104

Management Analysts 105

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 106

Quality Control Analysts 107

Quality Control Systems Managers 108

Transportation Vehicle, Equipment, and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation 109

Chapter 6 The Communications Sequel 111

What Communicators Do 111

The Pros and Cons of Communications 113

How to Move into Communications 114

Descriptions of Communications Occupations 115

Broadcast News Analysts 115

Copy Writers 116

Editors 117

Interpreters and Translators 118

Poets, Lyricists, and Creative Writers 119

Public Relations Specialists 120

Reporters and Correspondents 120

Technical Writers 120

Chapter 7 The Sales Sequel 123

What Sales Workers Do 123

The Pros and Cons of Selling 125

How to Move into Sales 126

Descriptions of Sales Occupations 127

Advertising Sales Agents 127

Insurance Sales Agents 128

Sales Agents, Financial Services 129

Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities 130

Sales Engineers 131

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 132

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 133

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 134

Securities and Commodities Traders 135

Chapter 8 The Brokerage Sequel 137

What Brokers Do 137

The Pros and Cons of Brokering 139

How to Move into Brokering 139

Descriptions of Brokerage Occupation 140

Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 141

Cargo and Freight Agents 142

Customs Brokers 143

Energy Brokers 144

Insurance Sales Agents 145

Investment Underwriters 145

Loan Officers 146

Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 147

Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 148

Real Estate Brokers 149

Sales Agents, Financial Services 150

Securities and Commodities Traders 150

Chapter 9 Other Sequels 153

The Recruitment and Agency Sequels 153

The New Product Development Sequel 155

The Entrepreneurial Sequel 156

The Management Analyst Sequel 157

The Forensic Sequel 158

How to Discover Other Sequel Careers 160

Chapter 10 Preview Your Sequel Career 163

Doing Additional Research 163

The Toe-in-the-Water Approach 164

Chapter 11 Stage Your Sequel Career 169

Preparing for the Job Hunt 169

Finding the Hidden Jobs 170

Job Hunting Is a Job 174

Coping with Age Discrimination 175

Now Get Started on Your Sequel 176

Appendix: Where the Information Comes From 177

Understand the Limits of the Data in This Book 178

Data Complexities 179

Definitions of Skills 185

Index 189

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