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College and Career Center Winter 2009

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
Richard Hooker (1554–1600), British theologian


You've decided it's time to change careers ... or maybe you're just thinking about it.  These resources will help you decide on your next step.


The 10-Step Plan to Career Change - presents a 10-step process to help you decide if a career change is right for you and how to manage a change successfully.

How to Change Careers - a series of articles from YahooHotJobs! to help you decide if a career change is right for you and manage the change.

Identifying Your Skill Set - Offers advice for employees searching for new work.  (Library Card required)

Nine Tips for Starting Out or Over - Tips for preparing to start out (or over) in a new career.

Jump Start Your Career Change - Offers strategies for making a career change if you know what you want to do.

Resume Dilemma: Career Change - offers resume writing tips for career changers

When Changing Careers, Highlight Transferable Skills - offers resume writing tips

The 100-day plan for the rest of US: Why C-level execs aren't the only ones who should plan their first months in a new position - presents job change advice for IT professionals (Library card required)

Lining Up That Second Career Takes Focus; Moving to a new field can be fulfilling. Here's how to do it. - Covers six key steps to planning your next career. (Library card required)

Career Change

Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths - Timothy Butler
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781422102251
ISBN-10: 1422102254
Drawing on stories about individuals who have successfully transitioned out of impasses, this book provides a practical, authoritative road map for moving past your immediate impasse - and defining a meaningful path forward.

How to Find a Job after 50: From Part-time to Full-time, from Career Moves to New Careers - Betsy Cummings
Publisher: Warner Business Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN-13: 9780446695398
ISBN-10: 0446695394
A practical guide for older members of the workforce outlines how to compete for and land an ideal job, providing hands-on tips for such areas as writing a resumé for today's market, transitioning back to the workplace after a long absence, and interviewing with a younger prospective boss.

Best Career Transition Resumes for $100,000+ Jobs - Wendy S. Enelow
Publisher: Impact
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN-13: 9781570232374
ISBN-10: 1570232377
America's top executive resume writer shows how professionals can best present their experience in order to make a career change. This unique resume guide includes more than 70 examples of professionals who successfully made career changes into a varietyof fields, such as sales, marketing, education, technology, C-level positions, health care, nonprofits, government, and others.

Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members - Janet I. Farley
Publisher: JIST Works
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2004
ISBN-13: 9781593570910
ISBN-10: 1593570910
This guide will help those in the military decide whether leaving the military is the right move. It shows how to create a transition strategy and timeline, and helps readers investigate the continuing military benefits and opportunities available. Tips are provided on writing a resume and cover letters, developing job leads through networking, and negotiating salary, benefits, and perks.

I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work - Julie Jansen
Publisher: Penguin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2003
ISBN-13: 9780142002483
ISBN-10: 0142002488
Examines the epidemic of workplace dissatisfaction and, using a variety of career assessment tests and personality quizzes, presents a step-by-step program to help readers find the right job and implement a positive career change.

The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers - Lisa A. Mainiero & Sherry E. Sullivan
Publisher: Davies-Black Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2006
ISBN-13: 9780891061861
ISBN-10: 089106186X
Authors Lisa A. Mainiero and Sherry E. Sullivan deliver the facts: how the universal need for authenticity, balance, and challenge are driving career and life decisions; what choices women are making and why; how men's priorities differ from those of women and how they affect their career paths; and what the best organizations are doing to stem the flow of talent heading out the door.--From the book jacket

Should I Do What I Love? (or Do What I Do--So I Can Do What I Love on the Side) - Katy McColl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN-13: 9781570614576
ISBN-10: 1570614571
As a pragmatic reaction to the newfound "quarterlife crisis" genre, Katy McColl interviews men and women "stuck" in their twenties and early thirties, and solicits a variety of experts for advice on how to get unstuck. McColl employs a distinctively droll brand of humor and a "self-help without self-pity" approach.

Don't Retire, Rewire: 5 Steps to Fulfilling Work that Fuels Your Passion, Suits Your Personality, and Fills Your Pocket - Jeri Sedlar and Rich Miners
Publisher: Alpha Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781592576890
ISBN-10: 1592576893
A practical career handbook for those planning to continue to work in some form after the age of sixty-five explains how to find a work situation that is mentally, emotionally, and financially rewarding, with updated suggestions on how to define the type of work suited to individual interests and how to go through the process of obtaining such work.

Career Match: Connecting Who You are with What You'll Love to Do - Shoya Zichy, with Ann Bidou
Publisher: AMACOM, American Management Association
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9780814473641
ISBN-10: 0814473644
Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them. This invaluable resource will help anyone in need of direction match who they are with what they should do?for a lifetime of gratifying work and greater success.

Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get out of Your Funk and on to Your Future - Andrea Kay
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2005
ISBN-13: 9781584794875
ISBN-10: 1584794879
Renowned career consultant Kay offers a nine-step plan to get away from a hated job and into a new, more fulfilling career. Along the way, she provides helpful exercises and real-life examples of clients who have made the transition to a happier working life.
From Employee to Self-Employed

What's Stopping You: Shatter the 9 Most Common Myths Keeping You from Starting Your Own Business - Bruce R. Barringer, R. Duane Ireland
Publisher: FT Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 5/23/2008
ISBN-13: 9780132444576
ISBN-10: 0132444577
Build the business you've always dreamed of! Take control of your future and achieve the breakthrough success that's only possible when you're working for yourself. You can do it-and this book will show you how.--From the book jacket.

Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay out of Trouble! - Bernard B. Kamoroff
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2006
ISBN-13: 9780917510250
ISBN-10: 0917510259
Turn your idea, your hobby, your skill or trade into a successful business of your own. Here is complete and up-to-date information about: Getting all your permits & licenses, How to finance your business, Finding the right business location, Creating & using a business plan, Choosing & protecting your business name, Do you need to incorporate? ...and much more.--From the book jacket.

101 Businesses You Can Start with Less Than One Thousand Dollars: For Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads - Heather L. Shepherd
Publisher: Atlantic Pub. Group
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9780910627887
ISBN-10: 0910627886
This book aimed at stay-at-home parents details a step-by-step process for figuring out what type of business to start and the skills needed, the pros and cons of running a business, health care and retirement issues, business structure and obtaining licenses and permits, advertising, business plans, and financing. (Book News, Inc.)

Work@Home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home - Glynnis Whitwer
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9781596690448
ISBN-10: 1596690445
As the trend in home-based businesses surges to over 53 percent of the small business population, "Work at Home" is a practical, timely guide that helps readers analyze the true cost of working outside the home, create a budget, define a timeline, find employment at home, learn how to be successful at a home-based business, and address the emotional challenges faced once at home.

Smart Women and Small Business: How to Make the Leap from Corporate Careers to the Right Small Enterprise - Ginny Wilmerding
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2006
ISBN-13: 9780471778684
ISBN-10: 0471778680
The goal of this book is to get you started on the path to a successful career in the small business world, a world that needs experienced, smart, versatile women like you to join its ranks. Smart Women and Small Business is the ultimate professional guide for mid-career, business-minded women who want to achieve the same independence and success as their entrepreneurial male peers - but in their own way.--From the book jacket.
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Employment Guide's Love Your Career Job Fair | Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 10:00 am - 3:00 PM | Toyota Center

Houston South Career Fair | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Hilton Houston Hobby Airport

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