Develop a Career
Beneficial resources for students in the process of developing a career or adults who are considering a career change.
Step One: Learn more about yourself. See the One's Self page for details.
Step Two: research potential career paths. What does the job market look like in your fields of interest? What are the projections for that field at the time you will complete the necessary training?
Step Three: choose a career path and away you go!
This great webpage from the University of Kent in England offers an excellent starting point by presenting the four main stages in choosing a career.
Articles on Careers
Blogs about Careers
5 Career Blogs worth a read one blogger's recommendations
Career Rocketeer the Rocket List of what you should be reading
Careers in Theory Career Group of the University of London
The Grindstone career blog for women
I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi writes on psychology, entrepreneurship, careers, and personal finance
Top 50 Career Blogs from Blog Metrics, ranked by RSS membership, incoming links, Alexa and Technorati rankings, and social media popularity
Career Bright a wide variety of topics
Career One Stop a part of the American Job Center Network
Entrepreneur.com also see my Entrepreneurship page
eParachute Dick Bolles' site (author of What Color is My Parachute?)
Fox Business Careers
Mind Tools a site jam packed with valuable information: leadership, teams, strategy, decisions, time and project management, stress, and creativity
MLA Career Resources Modern Language Association's source for academic professionals
Wall Street Journal also see their career how-to guide
Careershifters.org inspiration and advice
"Is a Career Change the Right Move for You?"
The Guardian article, April 30, 2012
"The Key to a Successful Career Shift: asking for help"
Forbes article, 2013
Midlife Career Change Advice from a Career Coach
"Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Change"
Susan Eckert article (she's a life coach)
The Oxford Program New York-based career guidance program
SixFigureStart is a personal and professional coaching company. They offer many free resources.
DNA of Leadership three key people every company must have
Leadapreneur.com This is a great website for both companies and individuals. They offer a free 21st Century Leadership course at Udemy.
Leadapreneur subscribe to their YouTube channel for quick access to great advice
Hay Group leadership consultants who operate globally
Clarion Enterprises a Canadian-based company focusing on presentation skills, leadership, and emotional intelligence
List of Careers
Discover your career options:
"100 Best Jobs of 2014" U.S. News & World Report article includes salary information and sample current job listings.
12,000 Career Choices includes educational requirements, job duties, salary range, and work environment information. Also contains links to career interest and personality tests to see if that particular career choice might be right for you.
Career Clusters start your research on an industry here.
Career Interest List for Kids I checked out what they said about the Librarian job market and salary range and found it to be quite accurate.
Career Profiles explore careers by field and specialty
Top 300 Highest Paying Jobs in America taken from U.S. Dept. of Labor statistics, 2011
Let's make sure we are all on the same page here, because according to the authors of Difficult Conversations, people sometimes have difficulty distinguishing between the following:
Commanding I decided, I tell you my decision
Consulting I ask for your input, then I decide and tell you
Collaborating/Negotiating We decide together
Delegating You decide
(excerpt from the "Ten Questions People Ask About Difficult Conversations" section)
Great Bosses Jill Geisler column
What Great Bosses KnowItunes audio podcasts from Jill Geisler of Poynter Institute
Leadapreneur.com This is a great website for both companies and individuals. They offer a free 21st Century Leadership course at Udemy. More details about this course are in the MOOC section below.
SHL Talent Measurement Solutions offers employee assessment packages to aid in your selection of employees. For more information on why employee assessment is important, see my One's Self page. There, you will find many free resources as well.
Performance Management a manager's toolkit courtesy of Stanford University. Includes resources for both managers and employees
Enhance your Career and Employability Skills free six week course fromCoursera.org and the University of London's Career Group. Among their great resources is a handout called "Confused Career Thinking" to aid in decisionmaking.
See the MOOCs section of the Entrepreneurship page for many resources on leadership, management, and business in general.
Health Literacy and Communication for Health Professionals a free Coursera.org course from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
Business Balls great team-building games, ice-breaker ideas, quotes, analogies, presentation tips and much more.
Care.com a great site for finding employment for young people or others who wish to work part time or set their own. Also a phenomenal resource for families to find paid help, and a totally free site for job seekers. We’re the world’s largest online marketplace for families to find child care, pet care, special needs care, and more, with over 12 million active families on our site posting thousands of new jobs daily in a variety of categories. Babysitting, Nannying, and pet sitting are extremely popular flexible job choices for teens, college students, recent grads, and young adults looking for a way to earn spending money, or to help with loans and tuition costs. We also have a ton of professional resources for teens and career caregivers that have helped thousands in their own job searches
Career Planning Tutorial from gcflearnfree.org
Check these out at your local public library -- woohoo! or purchase a copy online from one of these booksellers.
The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention: Essential Survival Skills for Any Economy Pamela Mitchell
100 Fastest-Growing Careers: Your Complete Gudebook to Major Jobs with the Most Growth and Openings J. Michael Farr, 2006
150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future Laurence Shatkin, 2012
The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life Marci Alboher, 2013
Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook Jlist Publishing, 2009
Getting a Job in Automotive Care and Service Mindy Mozer, 2014
Getting a Job in Health Care Corona Brezina, 2014
Getting a Job in Law Enforcement, Security, and Corrections Mary-Lane Kamberg, 2014
Green Jobs for a New Economy: The Career Guide to Emerging Opportunities Peterson's
I Got My Dream Job and So Can You: 7 Steps to Creating Your Ideal Career After College Pete Liebman, 2012
Jobs in Sustainable Energy Corona Brezina
Laptop Lifestyle - How to Quit Your Job and Make a Good Living on the Internet Chris King
- Volume One: "quick start guide to making money online."
- Volume Two: "how to create and sell your own products."
- Volume Three: "bonus internet marketing techniques."
- Volume Four: "from dream to reality - the online success planner and work."
Management Basics for Information Professionals Evans and Ward 2nd ed., 2007
The One-Minute Manager Blanchard and Johnson, 1982
Power Verbs: the complete collection Michael and Michelle Faulkner, 2013 --set of five ebooks for mentors, presenters, job seekers, and managers Purchase from FTPress
Presentation Skills that will Take You to the Top Jerry Weissman, 2013
Purchase from FTPress
Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement Nancy Collamer, 2013
So Good They Can't Ignore You Cal Newport
Starting your Career as a Freelance Web Designer Neil Tortorella
Talk to Strangers: how everyday, random encounters can expand your business, career, income, and life David Topus, 2012
Top 100 Health-Care Careers: your complete guidebook to training and jobs in allied health, nursing, medicine, and more Dr. Saul and Edith Wischnitzer, 2010
Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing Linkedin Neal Schaffer, 2009
VA Secrets Revealed! An insider's guide to being a successful virtual assistant Allysa Gregory, 2008
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers Richard Nelson Bolles - this book is published annually.
What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future 2nd ed.