The purpose of this section is to provide selected resources and career help tools for career changers.
DISC Index – free DISC Index – a leading personal strengths profile assessment.
StrenthFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath – a new and upgraded edition of the Online Test from the Gallup Organization. Requires a book purchase.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – online service for this most widely used personal development assessment. Cost is $79.99.
Occupational Outlook Handbook from Bureau of Labor Statistics – Provides free information on nature of work, training requirements, job outlook projections and salary ranges for each occupation.
Career Change Inspiration and Courage
The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho
The Monk who Sold his Ferarri – by Robin Sharma
Career Change Guides
What Color is your Parachute? A practical manual for job hunters and career changers – by Richard N. Bolles
Now What? – 90 Days to a New Life Direction – by Laura Berman Fortgang
Career Change Workshops
“How to Reignite the Passion in Your Career” – Free 8 Session online career workshop by career coach Marcus Buckingham as seen on Oprah.
www.payscale.com – find salary information. You can use their GigZig funtionality to view career path predictions.
Small Business Resources
SCORE – provides free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, training, and advice for small businesses just starting out.