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Career One Stop -
- Another excellent Department of Labor website.
- This one includes guidance on changing careers: where to start, which industries are growing, how to qualify, how to get a job, is additional education worth the investment of time and money?

Vocation Vacations -
-Test drive a possible career!

What's Next? --
-Magazine and website focusing on second careers; targeted at "men whose priorities are shifting: from traditional careers toward work that is personally fulfilling, from getting rich to giving back, from staying late at the office to seeing the world."
-Articles on health, money, travel and careers


"Strategic Portrayal of Transferable Job Skills Is A Vital Job-Search Technique"
Quintessential Careers -
Hansen, Katharine

"Career Changers' Most Powerful Resume and Cover Letter Tool: Transferable Skills"
Quintessential Careers -
Hentz, Maureen Crawford


How To Plan a Mid-Life Career Change -
- This video is geared towards Private Sector, but contains great information

How To Work With a Career Coach -


Bowles, Richard M.
What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job hunters and Career-Changers
The book has updated suggestions and stays on the cutting edge of job searching, while still giving out timeless advice.
Ten Speed Press, 2011

Delong, Thomas
Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success
Harvard Business Press, 2011

Fields, Jonathan
Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love
Crown Business, 2009

Shane, Deborah
Career Transition- Make the Shift: Your Five Steps to Successful Career Reinvention
CreateSpace, 2011

Shatkin, Laurence
The Sequel: How to Change Your Career Without Starting Over
Jist Works, 2011

Talane Miedaner
Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps for Reinventing your Professional Life
McGraw Hill, 2010

FSI Stephen Low Library Holdings

Erikson, Tamara
Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation
Harvard Business School Press, 2008
CTC HF5382.5 .U5 E75 2008

Watkins, Michael
Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Major Career Transitions
Harvard Business Press, 2009
CTC HD38.2 .W377 2009

The above links are for informational purposes only and in no way constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector website, product, service, or privacy policy.

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