Your Dream Career For Dummies by Carol L. McClelland

By Carol L. McClelland

From opting for your must exploring your ideas -- make definitely the right occupation movement altering careers through selection or because of conditions past your regulate? don't have any worry -- this hands-on advisor makes a speciality of assisting you discover a brand new activity, commence a enterprise, or go back to college in a close, step by step demeanour. With concise, eye-opening self-assessments, you will know how to evaluate your present state of affairs, discover numerous occupation rules, and establish how one can make the most of your abilities and talents in jobs that fit your way of life. you will see tips on how to construct a occupation that allows you to exhibit who you're, satisfy your wishes and needs, and dwell the lifestyles you will have! become aware of * particular, to-the-point factors on outlining your motion plan * the interior scoop on remodeling your passions into occupation techniques * A wealth of assistance, methods, and warnings * tips on how to mix your perfect profession with the realities of your lifestyles

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In other cases, you may wish you had more time, more flexibility, or more funds to enjoy the activity to the extent you dream of. Now’s your chance! By figuring out what you truly value, you can factor that activity into your decisions about your next career and how it’s structured. Use the second column in Worksheet 4-2 to describe your personal activities. Then in the third and fourth columns, indicate how each activity is likely to impact your time commitments at work and your need for cash!

Although you picked up this book to identify your next career, the worksheets in this chapter may show you that another part of your life isn’t working very well. If you feel desperate to leave your current job, living situation, or relationship, you may be in a toxic situation. If you’re so worn out by the end of the day that you can’t think straight, you may find it hard to make progress on your career change. The fact is that just making it through the day takes all you’ve got. You have two possible strategies: Minimize your exposure to the person, setting, or situation that feels toxic or just get out in whatever way you can create.

Your volunteer work: For some people, the time they spend helping others defines them. Do you have a cause you feel strongly about? Are you able to devote the time, money, and energy to helping others in the way you’d like? If you had more time, would you contribute to a cause that’s meaningful to you? Would you volunteer through a nonprofit, a church project, or your child’s school? ߜ Your hobbies and interests: Do you have a personal passion that is important to you? Think about how you might structure your work so that you have more time and energy to devote to your interests.

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