Your Dream Career For Dummies

Your Dream Career For Dummies

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By (author) Carol L. McClelland, Foreword by Richard N. Bolles

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 7 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764597957
  • ISBN 13: 9780764597954
  • Sales rank: 411,381

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From identifying your needs to exploring your options -- make the right career move Changing careers by choice or due to circumstances beyond your control? Have no fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helping you find a new job, start a business, or return to school in a detailed, step-by-step manner. With concise, eye-opening self-assessments, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, explore various career ideas, and identify ways to utilize your talents and skills in jobs that suit your lifestyle. You'll see how to build a career that lets you express who you are, fulfill your needs and desires, and live the life you want! Discover Detailed, to-the-point explanations on outlining your action plan The inside scoop on transforming your passions into career options A wealth of tips, tricks, and warnings How to blend your ideal career with the realities of your life

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Carol McClelland, PhD, consults with people in transition, helping them create careers that combine their passions with their desired lifestyles and personal values.

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From identifying your needs to exploring your options -- make the right career move Changing careers by choice or due to circumstances beyond your control? Have no fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helping you find a new job, start a business, or return to school in a detailed, step-by-step manner. With concise, eye-opening self-assessments, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, explore various career ideas, and identify ways to utilize your talents and skills in jobs that suit your lifestyle. You'll see how to build a career that lets you express who you are, fulfill your needs and desires, and live the life you want!DiscoverDetailed, to-the-point explanations on outlining your action planThe inside scoop on transforming your passions into career optionsA wealth of tips, tricks, and warningsHow to blend your ideal career with the realities of your life

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Setting the Stage for Your Career Change. Chapter 1: Evaluating Your Current Situation. Chapter 2: Opening Yourself to Discovery. Chapter 3: Uncovering the Real You. Chapter 4: Envisioning Your Dream Lifestyle. Chapter 5: Figuring Out How to Structure Your Work. Chapter 6: Defining Your Preferred Workplace. Part II: Finding Your Passions. Chapter 7: Uncovering Skills That Make Time Fly. Chapter 8: Discovering Topics That Make You Sizzle with Excitement. Chapter 9: Brainstorming Intriguing Career Ideas. Chapter 10: Sifting Out Your Most Intriguing Dream Careers. Part III: Exploring Possible Career. Chapter 11: Considering Communicating Careers. Chapter 12: Exploring Scientific/Logical Careers. Chapter 13: Thinking Outside the Box with Creative Careers. Part IV: Bringing Your Dream Career to Life. Chapter 14: Researching Your Top Two Career Ideas. Chapter 15: Asking the Right Questions about Your Top Two Careers. Chapter 16: Merging Your Personal Life with Your Dream Career. Chapter 17: Reconciling Differences between Your Life and Your Dream Career. Chapter 18: Moving Ever Closer to Your Immediate Goal. Chapter 19: Turning Your Dream Career into a Reality. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Confirm Your Dream Career Won't Be a Nightmare. Chapter 21: Ten Creative Ways to Make the Leap to Your Dream Career. Index.