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Changing Careers For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))


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This book is a must for anyone who wants a career they feel passionate about.
Dr. T. Lafeber, President, Lafeber Company

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 youre out of work because of choice or because of circumstancesor even if you have a job but need a changenows 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:

  • Identify your ta lents and desires
  • Create your own definition of success
  • Invest in your personal growth
  • Develop a realistic plan of action
  • Learn the skills you need to succeed
  • Find a new job or start your own business

Career expert Carol McClelland shows you how to figure out what is or isnt 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. Youll find nontraditional career ideas by the boatload and helpful resources like professional associations for any career area youre interested in. Youll find plenty of information you can use and all the confidence you need to succeed. Inside youll discover:

  • How the work world is different today than it was yesterday
  • Alternatives to the 9-to-5 work day
  • How different careers will affect your home life
  • How to find a job that offers all the things you want in it
  • How to get by while you wait for your dream job
  • How to figure out what youre best at
  • How to find out what youre passionate about
  • How to brainstorm for a new career
  • How to start your own business (or decide if you should take that risk)
  • How to successfully interview and land the job
If youre stuck in a dead-end job, here are all the tools and advice you need to get back on the road to success and fulfillment. Full of the kind of expert advice you can usually only get from your own career advisor, Changing Careers For Dummies is the fun and easy way to change careersand your life!

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