Finding the Work You Love

 

The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life

Whether you’ve toiled in the trenches of bureaucracy or blazed an entrepreneurial trail, heeding the urge to

change careers can fulfill a passion you’ve always harbored—but never acted upon.


It could be a bumpy journey, though, filled with uncertainty and risk. As the veteran of two career makeovers myself—and an author who has written about career issues for nearly 30 years—I can help you get there from here. In the AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love, I cover  how to:


    * discover your “recareering style” (Are you a Change Agent or a Fantasy Seeker?)

    * find a career counselor who can help you clear obstacles from your path

    * return to school to top off your education and update your computer skills

    * estimate your career-change costs

    * harness job-search and networking tools newly available online

    * write a blog to attract recruiters

    * seed your résumé with keywords to land more interviews

    * explore alternative work options such as flextime, telework, and job sharing

    * take a “power sabbatical” to find your life’s purpose


In-depth profiles of those who have engineered a career switch of their own are rounded out by more practical tips, worksheets, how-to sidebars, key questions, and resource boxes overflowing with helpful books, reports, and websites.


The book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and other outlets. If you’re interesting in purchasing a signed copy of the book, please contact me by e-mail. I can be reached at sam@greengard.com


If you would like to learn more about Finding the Work You Love, visit AARP’s Web site, which includes brief video workshops about recareering.