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kyo 05.09.2009 23:18

Change of career
 
If you had decided that your career was more trouble than it's worth after climbing the ladder to the top (some call it success) and you wanted to start anew, how would you achieve that, if you've not found something to replace it with ?

Are there any good books on this subject from people who have made this significant major life change and shared what they experienced.

Sada 06.09.2009 13:13

Re: Change of career
 
Very good question. I can't help though, I've never been all the way up there, yet.

summerrain 06.09.2009 13:46

Re: Change of career
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kyo (Post 541084)
If you had decided that your career was more trouble than it's worth after climbing the ladder to the top (some call it success) and you wanted to start anew, how would you achieve that, if you've not found something to replace it with ?

Are there any good books on this subject from people who have made this significant major life change and shared what they experienced.

Never really reached the top but if it helps, I was a lawyer and changed careers midway back home. I read law to please my parents (ok maybe I was clueless and Dad made the profession sound so cool) and I gave it a good 8 years (studying, working, interning every holidays) before calling it quits.

Went into public relations and it was hard getting my foot in the industry at first, despite me trying to sell myself by trying to find qualities in my old job that will be suitable for the new one. Was made worse by the SARS crisis in Asia then when no one wanted to hire, let alone think of giving someone with no background in communications / journalism a chance. Ended up working for free for the first 3 months whilst my peers were climbing steadily.

It was frustrating to say the least but I loved what I was doing so I kept going and finally got a full time job after that. If I can draw anything from the experience is dont let anyone's scepticism get to you and keep knocking on doors. It just takes one person to believe in you. :)

ladyofzlac 06.09.2009 22:50

Re: Change of career
 
I'm in the midst of changing my career following a recent layoff. Two books I found helpful were...

What Color is Your Parachute

The Pathfinder: Howe to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

There are also individuals/outplacement companies who help with this kind of change. My husband and I are going to a woman who gives assessment tests and helps you understand where you strengths are and what kind of jobs match. She can also help with your CV, the local job market, etc.

Good luck with the change!

Nil 12.02.2012 22:47

Re: Change of career
 
I am thinking to change career but I have no idea what to do, where to look and and to figure what I could do.... I would really appreciate to have some feedback from people who changed their career, mothers who went back to work in a different field after having stopped for a while, etc..

Thanks


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