The process of changing careers can be a frightening one. It is a process that typically entails moving from the known into the unknown. People going through the process typically have concerns at to whether, for instance, they will thrive in the new careers, whether they’ll enjoy the new careers, whether their financial security will be guaranteed in the new careers… and so on. The books we are about to look at can help someone who is in the process of changing careers deal with those and other issues surrounding the career selection process. The books in question are:
Talane Miedaner’s “Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life”
This books offers you all guidance that you need in order to make a career transition without subjecting yourself – or subjecting your loved ones – to unnecessary pain. The guidance in this book is organized into 7 easy to remember steps whose logical-sequential nature also makes them truly easy to put into practice. This particular book doesn’t offer abstract advice, but practical advice based on the author’s own career change experience, as well as experiences of clients that the author has worked with. Almost every concern that you could possibly have as you go through the career change process is dealt with adequately in this book, which we recommend to anyone who is considering changing careers.
Talane Miedaner’s “Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life” is available from the Amazon Bookstore.
Alexandra Levit’s “New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career”
This book offers guidance for the various phases in the career change process: from the difficult phase preceding the transition to the phase where the transition actually takes place and onto the phase following the transition. Alexandra Levit avoids abstractness, and instead offers one-on-one guidance: and reading the book feels as if you are actually having a chat with a career counselor. The book deals with not only the logistics of getting a new job, but also other critical things like protecting your financial security as you go through the transition and helping your family cope with the transition. By the time you are through reading this book, you will have learnt that making a career change is not as hard as you may fear, and you will subsequently feel empowered to make the transition (if it is something that you really need to do).
Alexandra Levit’s “New Job, New You: A Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career” is available from the Amazon Bookstore.
Nicholas Lore’s “The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success”
It is widely accepted that what most people are looking for in their careers boils down to satisfaction and success. Nicholas Lore shows you how you can attain those things. If you are in a career where you are not achieving satisfaction or success (or both), this book demonstrates how you can gradually make the transition to another career where you’d have a greater probability of achieving satisfaction and success. Rendered in the simplest language, this book gives you the confidence you need to maneuver yourself to a career where you can find real happiness. The book also shows you how you can thrive in the career, and hence achieve both satisfaction and success, once you manage to make the career switch.
Nicholas Lore’s “The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success” is available from the Amazon Bookstore.