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The Resource The AARP crash course in finding the work you love : the essential guide to reinventing your life, by Samuel Greengard

The AARP crash course in finding the work you love : the essential guide to reinventing your life, by Samuel Greengard

Label
The AARP crash course in finding the work you love : the essential guide to reinventing your life
Title
The AARP crash course in finding the work you love
Title remainder
the essential guide to reinventing your life
Statement of responsibility
by Samuel Greengard
Title variation
  • Crash course in finding the work you love
  • Finding the work you love
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Boomers reinvented society; now they're reinventing themselves, and AARP wants to facilitate that process. This book explores both the motivations and the methods of those taking part in the social phenomenon known as recareering. A new generation of American workers is no longer counting the days until retirement; instead they're seeking greater fulfillment in their personal lives by tackling new--and often much more socially significant--work. Switching careers is a challenge at any age, yet boomers may have more to overcome than their younger counterparts. Author Greengard shows readers how to sort out their feelings about their existing career; successfully transition to a new one; and work toward a greater sense of balance in their daily lives. Profiles of recareering veterans show how others have attained their own goals. These are rounded out by tips, quizzes, worksheets, how-to sidebars, and other practical resources.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
650.14/0846
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5384
LC item number
.G74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The AARP crash course in finding the work you love : the essential guide to reinventing your life, by Samuel Greengard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]) and index
Contents
A new attitude: Understanding the new order -- Career change checklist -- What is decareering? -- Find your work style -- Longer lives = richer careers -- The workforce redefined -- Generations at work -- Stepping back to move forward -- A new mindset takes hold -- Myths be damned -- Key questions -- Navigating the world of work: Set your sites on making a change -- Retirement redefined -- America's fastest growing occupations -- Boost your KQ -- Working for life -- Boomers in demand -- Second acts: still flying high -- Where gray matters -- Key questions -- What is your recareering style? Adapters -- Opportunists -- Key questions -- Change agents -- Reinventors -- Active retirees -- Fantasy seekers -- Recareering with style -- Worksheet: discovering your style -- Discovering your ideal career: Career & personality tests -- How to gauge your interests online -- Career counseling comes of age -- Is counseling for you? -- What about online counseling -- Does your employer offer counseling? -- Key questions -- Does a career coach make sense for you? -- Transforming skills into an occupation -- Coaching qualifications -- Second acts: of blueprints & bedpans -- Self-assessment can trigger change -- Finding a career you admire -- Focus on the future -- Worksheets: Self-assessment; Assessing careers; Pulling it all together -- What are my options? -- Understanding your work personality -- Know thy skills -- Key questions -- 10 careers ideally suited for recareering boomers -- Other careers to consider -- Career options by the numbers -- Make a federal case of it -- Back to school, forward to work: Laying the groundwork for a career move -- Explore your options -- Cultivate lifelong learning -- Out of the cube and into the class -- Extend your education -- Learning to change -- Get schooled -- Helping others attain "Aha!" -- Money matters: Making Social Security count -- Assessing your situation -- Expected & actual sources of income in retirement -- Understanding your assets & borrowing options -- Factor in your financial choices -- How to make a severance or buyout work for you -- Explore an alternative lifestyle -- Making things compute -- A new career changes the equation -- Learning to feel -- Addressing healthcare-coverage risks -- The challenge for women -- Retirement: the end game -- Calculate career-change costs -- Estimate your net worth -- Track income & expenses -- A question of balance: Flextime -- How to sell an employer on a flex-work format -- Job sharing -- Telecommuting & the virtual office -- Key variables in the motivation equation -- Contract work -- Cultural immersion -- Sabbaticals -- By your leave of absence -- Phased retirement -- Taking the bite out of the generational sandwich -- A new generation of perks -- Thinking big, working small -- 7 steps to breaking away -- Making sense of change -- Higher callings: Embracing the new activism -- Clarity via charity -- Volunteering -- Putting street smarts to work -- A tool kit for trading places: How to locate possible employers -- Where the bosses are -- Saw your blog, want a job? -- Job fairs -- Social networking sites -- Virtually connected -- Minding your business -- Crafting a business plan -- Buying into a franchise -- Nursing a passion for change -- 5 myths of entrepreneurial success -- Basic business structures -- Make your presence known: Applying for a job -- Internship -- How to whip the waiting game -- Make yourself available -- Resume rules: dos and don'ts -- Understanding search firms -- You on the Tube? -- 6 steps to an effective cover letter -- Sample resume & cover letter -- Mastering the art of the interview -- You've changed careers, now what? Starting all over again is gonna be rough -- Navigating a new workplace -- Exit strategy -- Discovering your style -- Career resources
Control code
ocn213301249
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 338 p.
Isbn
9781402752407
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a327947
  • (OCoLC)213301249
Label
The AARP crash course in finding the work you love : the essential guide to reinventing your life, by Samuel Greengard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]) and index
Contents
A new attitude: Understanding the new order -- Career change checklist -- What is decareering? -- Find your work style -- Longer lives = richer careers -- The workforce redefined -- Generations at work -- Stepping back to move forward -- A new mindset takes hold -- Myths be damned -- Key questions -- Navigating the world of work: Set your sites on making a change -- Retirement redefined -- America's fastest growing occupations -- Boost your KQ -- Working for life -- Boomers in demand -- Second acts: still flying high -- Where gray matters -- Key questions -- What is your recareering style? Adapters -- Opportunists -- Key questions -- Change agents -- Reinventors -- Active retirees -- Fantasy seekers -- Recareering with style -- Worksheet: discovering your style -- Discovering your ideal career: Career & personality tests -- How to gauge your interests online -- Career counseling comes of age -- Is counseling for you? -- What about online counseling -- Does your employer offer counseling? -- Key questions -- Does a career coach make sense for you? -- Transforming skills into an occupation -- Coaching qualifications -- Second acts: of blueprints & bedpans -- Self-assessment can trigger change -- Finding a career you admire -- Focus on the future -- Worksheets: Self-assessment; Assessing careers; Pulling it all together -- What are my options? -- Understanding your work personality -- Know thy skills -- Key questions -- 10 careers ideally suited for recareering boomers -- Other careers to consider -- Career options by the numbers -- Make a federal case of it -- Back to school, forward to work: Laying the groundwork for a career move -- Explore your options -- Cultivate lifelong learning -- Out of the cube and into the class -- Extend your education -- Learning to change -- Get schooled -- Helping others attain "Aha!" -- Money matters: Making Social Security count -- Assessing your situation -- Expected & actual sources of income in retirement -- Understanding your assets & borrowing options -- Factor in your financial choices -- How to make a severance or buyout work for you -- Explore an alternative lifestyle -- Making things compute -- A new career changes the equation -- Learning to feel -- Addressing healthcare-coverage risks -- The challenge for women -- Retirement: the end game -- Calculate career-change costs -- Estimate your net worth -- Track income & expenses -- A question of balance: Flextime -- How to sell an employer on a flex-work format -- Job sharing -- Telecommuting & the virtual office -- Key variables in the motivation equation -- Contract work -- Cultural immersion -- Sabbaticals -- By your leave of absence -- Phased retirement -- Taking the bite out of the generational sandwich -- A new generation of perks -- Thinking big, working small -- 7 steps to breaking away -- Making sense of change -- Higher callings: Embracing the new activism -- Clarity via charity -- Volunteering -- Putting street smarts to work -- A tool kit for trading places: How to locate possible employers -- Where the bosses are -- Saw your blog, want a job? -- Job fairs -- Social networking sites -- Virtually connected -- Minding your business -- Crafting a business plan -- Buying into a franchise -- Nursing a passion for change -- 5 myths of entrepreneurial success -- Basic business structures -- Make your presence known: Applying for a job -- Internship -- How to whip the waiting game -- Make yourself available -- Resume rules: dos and don'ts -- Understanding search firms -- You on the Tube? -- 6 steps to an effective cover letter -- Sample resume & cover letter -- Mastering the art of the interview -- You've changed careers, now what? Starting all over again is gonna be rough -- Navigating a new workplace -- Exit strategy -- Discovering your style -- Career resources
Control code
ocn213301249
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 338 p.
Isbn
9781402752407
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a327947
  • (OCoLC)213301249

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