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Are there any resources/books you could reccommend for a mid-career change?

Asked by kellylet (858points) November 24th, 2009

Hello. I am at a point in my life where I am reassessing where I want it to go and what I want to do as a career in the future. Have any of you been through a mid-career change? Do you have any advice? Where there any resources or books you found helpful?

I have spent my whole life working toward owning my own business, I did it and I hated it. I just didn’t have a back up plan. I need help. Where do I go now? What do I do? How do I figure it out?

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jaytkay's avatar

‘What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers’ by Richard N. Bolles
A best-seller for over 30 years.

The author’s web site:
Barnes & Noble

Buttonstc's avatar

You must be a mind reader. The moment I read the titlenof the question, this book popped into my head.

You were quicker. Congrats.

YARNLADY's avatar

Take a career assessment test online, or at your local two year college.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Wishcraft by Barbara Sher.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m in the “What Color” camp. It’s a classic for job hunting, and teaches you all kinds of great principles for figuring out what you want to do and how to find/make a position for yourself doing what you want to do. Not so much job hunting as creating your own job.

tabbycat's avatar

Yes, I read ‘What Color’ when I was looking for work some thirty years ago. It was good then, and I’m sure it’s good now. I wonder how many editions it’s been through.

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