Are You Ready For A New Career?

Written by David Richter


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A good place to start could be inrepparttar areas you have delved inrepparttar 136746 past. If you engaged briefly in a particular project that you thoroughly enjoyed, then you have a skill and experience that can be leveraged into an entirely new career.

You can also avail yourself ofrepparttar 136747 many career assessment programs and free personality tests found onrepparttar 136748 Internet. One such assessment tool is MAPP. Itís free and takes about fifteen minutes to complete. The results are quite revealing. Their website is http://www.assessment.com

Many people have gone through career transitions. These are successful people, happy with their new careers, and enjoying and loving what they are doing. They made a choice to become a career builder and make a better life for themselves. So can you.

Give yourselfrepparttar 136749 gift of a career you can get enthusiastic about which utilizes your special talents and unique gifts. Follow your passion; you will thank yourself over and over again.

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David Richter is a recognized authority on career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. Visit David's site for free tips, strategies and other career resources http://www.procareercoach.com


Does Retirement Fit Into Your Busy Schedule?

Written by David Richter


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Retirement implies you are no longer working. Youíve given uprepparttar treadmill described above for a villa somewhere offrepparttar 136745 coast of Spain. Sounds great, doesnít it?! Then why would I not recommend retirement? The reason is simple: People need to do creative things. They need to be involved and express their talents and capabilities torepparttar 136746 fullest. Itís not only a way of feeling useful or deriving an income; itís more importantly a requirement for sanity and longevity. Numerous studies corroborate this.

Does this mean you shouldnít retire? Do you have to remain onrepparttar 136747 treadmill until you die? Not exactly. You can get out ofrepparttar 136748 "rat race" without retiring. Applying a new dimension torepparttar 136749 word, retire, it no longer implies that you stop working; rather, you are no longer working for someone else. You can still have that villa, only now you can also be engaged in creating and expressing your talents. For many retirees, it means establishing and marketing their hobbies. For many others, itís about starting their own consulting business.

The important thing to consider as you approach retirement age is that overrepparttar 136750 years you have brought a lot torepparttar 136751 table and have given of yourself in many, many ways. You can now take those same talents and begin to look at ways you can continue to apply them in a self-employed capacity. The rewards will be great. Youíll be offrepparttar 136752 treadmill, youíll stay sane, youíll live longer, and that villa offrepparttar 136753 coast of Spain just got a new owner, you.

Copyright © 2005 TopDog Group All rights reserved.

David Richter is a recognized authority on career coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience gained from many years in recruitment, outplacement and career management has allowed David to formulate powerful strategies anyone can use to secure interviews and receive offers. David holds Masters in both Engineering and Counseling Psychology. Visit David's site for free tips, strategies and other career resources http://www.procareercoach.com


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