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ERIC Number: EJ875436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Career Planning the Second Time around
Mullins, John
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n2 p12-15 Sum 2009
People change careers for a number of reasons. Some want to do work that they find more meaningful or that makes better use of their skills than their current job. Others might be acting on a long-deferred dream or in pursuit of new interests. For some, it is less a choice than a necessity: They may find themselves heading in a new direction after facing a layoff or other job loss. The reason for changing careers varies from one person to another, as does the process itself. If one is considering changing careers, either by choice or by necessity, this article offers tips on assessing one's current situation: evaluating the career one has, identifying his/her motives for wanting to change it, and knowing whether his/her personal finances allow for taking such a step. This article also discusses how to assess oneself for career fitness, including one's values, skills, and interests. Sources for finding additional information and support are also provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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