Your Dream Career For Dummies

Your Dream Career For Dummies

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 16mm | 700g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764597957
  • 9780764597954
  • 675,742

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From identifying your needs to exploring your options -- makethe right career move

Changing careers by choice or due to circumstances beyond yourcontrol? Have no fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helpingyou find a new job, start a business, or return to school in adetailed, step-by-step manner. With concise, eye-openingself-assessments, you'll understand how to assess your currentsituation, explore various career ideas, and identify ways toutilize 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 actionplanThe inside scoop on transforming your passions into careeroptionsA wealth of tips, tricks, and warningsHow to blend your ideal career with the realities of yourlife
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Table of contents

Foreword xvii
Introduction 1
Part I: Setting the Stage for Your Career Change 5
Chapter 1: Evaluating Your Current Situation 7
Chapter 2: Opening Yourself to Discovery 15
Chapter 3: Uncovering the Real You 25
Chapter 4: Envisioning Your Dream Lifestyle 35
Chapter 5: Figuring Out How to Structure Your Work 45
Chapter 6: Defining Your Preferred Workplace 53
Part II: Finding Your Passions 67
Chapter 7: Uncovering Skills That Make Time Fly 69
Chapter 8: Discovering Topics That Make You Sizzle with Excitement 87
Chapter 9: Brainstorming Intriguing Career Ideas 95
Chapter 10: Sifting Out Your Most Intriguing Dream Careers 105
Part III: Exploring Possible Career Directions 119
Chapter 11: Considering Communicating Careers 121
Chapter 12: Exploring Scientific/Logical Careers 135
Chapter 13: Thinking Outside the Box with Creative Careers 149
Part IV: Bringing Your Dream Career to Life 165
Chapter 14: Researching Your Top Two Career Ideas 167
Chapter 15: Asking the Right Questions about Your Top Two Careers 185
Chapter 16: Merging Your Personal Life with Your Dream Career 201
Chapter 17: Reconciling Differences between Your Life and Your Dream Career 213
Chapter 18: Moving Ever Closer to Your Immediate Goal 221
Chapter 19: Turning Your Dream Career into a Reality 235
Part V: The Part of Tens 253
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Confirm Your Dream Career Won t Be a Nightmare 255
Chapter 21: Ten Creative Ways to Make the Leap to Your Dream Career 261
Index 267
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About Carol L. McClelland

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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