Changing your career direction can be like taking a leap in the dark: perilous and often frightening. But it does give you an unparalleled opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again - in a place where you want to be. Begin by giving yourself a little space and time to take stock of your personal situation in detail and get to know yourself better. If you do this, then you can start out on the road to your new career far more confident that you are heading in the right direction. Exercises and checklists in this book will help you with the practical, step-by-step aspects of that journey, while the chapters review the questions you should be asking and points you towards the answers. Provided you are well prepared, changing direction is not as daunting as it first appears: it can be exciting and challenging, offering you the golden opportunity of a new beginning. Contents: 1. Moving on 2. Who am I? 3. Drawing on work experience 4. Building on hobbies and interests 5. How do others see me? 6. Making sense of the data 7. Rethinking your old career 8. Breaking new ground 9. Can I afford it? 10. Stepping out Appendices: i. Personal milestones, a career diary ii.
Personal telephone directory iii. Additional case studies - turning hobbies into careers Glossary / Useful addresses Further reading / Index.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group