12 Steps to a New Career: What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now!

12 Steps to a New Career: What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now!

by Carl J. Wellenstein

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12 Steps to a New Career: What to Do When You Want to Make a Change Now! by Carl J. Wellenstein

Changing jobs in your 30's or at an executive or manager level requires you to think more strategically about your career. As your coach, author Carl Wellenstein guides you through the process of making job and career changes in a step-by-step fashion that is specific to your level and situation. You will learn what you need to do, when you need to do it, and why (from multiple perspectives--yours, recruiters, and employers). Real-life examples illustrate how.

Twelve chapters are arranged in five sections:

Self-discovery--What you bring to the table that others want.

Job and career options--Understanding the ones that will work for you.

Marketing yourself effectively --Crafting your resume and navigating the job market.

Communicating effectively--Techniques that build confidence and enthusiasm so you are more effective when networking, interviewing, and negotiating.

Creating your strategic plan--Keeping yourself on track.

12 Steps to a New Career will help you make a life-changing leap from thinking of "changing jobs" to defining a career path that will lead to a job You'll love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601630629
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 04/15/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carl Wellenstein started his career as a CPA and partner with Arthur Young & Co (now Ernst & Young). Leaving public accounting, he moved to the UK and launched an executive search firm. Returning to the United States, he now coaches executives who need to expedite job changes or find satisfying new careers. Wellenstein obtained his BS in business, has a certificate in coaching, and completed the JCTC (Job and Career Transition Coach) program. He lives in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction: How to Get the Most From Using This Book 11

Section I Finding Who You Are and What You Bring to the Table

Chapter 1 Take Stock 14

Chapter 2 Achievements 27

Chapter 3 Skills 39

Section II Identifying and Evaluating Your Employment Options

Chapter 4 Career Options 64

Chapter 5 Self-Employment Options 80

Section III Marketing Yourself Effectively: What, Why, and How

Chapter 6 Resumes 104

Chapter 7 The Job Market 134

Section IV Mastering the Different Ways You Communicate With Others

Chapter 8 Networking 156

Chapter 9 Communicating 178

Chapter 10 Interviewing 212

Chapter 11 Negotiating Your Salary 233

Section V Keeping Yourself Focused and on Track

Chapter 12 Creating Your Strategic Plan 246

Conclusion: Where to Turn for Additional Help 261

Index 267

About the Author 271

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