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FEATURED CAREER CHANGE BOOK: Career Change: Everything You Need to Know to Meet New Challenges and Take Control of Your Career, by David P. Helfand, Ph.D. (VGM). This book is a fantastic resource for people considering a career change. Straight-shooting, with lots of good ideas and resources. Highly recommended.
TOP CAREER CHANGE BOOKS
Change Your Job, Change Your Life: High Impact Strategies for Finding Great Jobs for the Decade Ahead, by Ronald L. Krannich (Impact Publications).
Life’s a Bitch and Then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get Out of Your Funk and On to Your Future, by Andrea Kay (STC Paperbacks).
OTHER CAREER CHANGE BOOKS
Career Coward’s Guide to Changing Careers: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears, by Katy Piotrowski (JIST).
Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life, by Carole Kanchier (JIST).
Fearless Career Change: The Fast Track to Success in a New Field, by Marky Stein (McGraw-Hill).
The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success, by Nicholas Lore (Fireside).
Starting Over: How to Change Careers or Start Your Own Business, by Stephen M. Pollan, with Mark Levine (Warner Books).
This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love, by Tama J. Kieves (Tarcher).
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