Whether you have no idea, an inkling, or some thoughts you're
kicking around for your next career, it doesn't matter. What matters is
that you know you want to do something different and that's the
place to start. My first 7 steps walk you through the process to figure
out what you want to do next. You'll get ideas to help you connect
the dots, clarify notions and hunches you already have or evaluate if
what you think you want is on the mark. My last 2 steps show you
how to go after it. I'm with you the whole way!
Can't I take a test to figure out my next career?
A new, fulfilling career is about a lot more than just what a test
can tell you. Tests don't tell you how well you'll handle a certain job
or what's unique about you. They probably won't tell you more than
you already know! No one person or any test can tell you what's
rewarding and meaningful to you. If you want this next career to
be the best one for you, start by taking a good look inside of you.
My first 6 steps tell you exactly how to do that.
But aren't I too old to change careers?
People make career changes at any age. I know a man who
became a doctor at age 66! And an actor who's studying to become
a chiropractor at 46! (Their stories are in my book.) Like them, you'll
need to figure out how to arrange your life with a plan to get to
what you want. But you owe it to yourself and everyone else to
stop biding your time and create the life you want.
How do you know when it's time to change careers?
People change careers for various reasons. Something may be
nagging at you to make a change and you finally pay attention due
to other circumstances. Maybe you were laid off, you've completed
the raising of your family, you're retiring and still want to work or you
can't physically do your old job anymore. Or you want more flexibility,
challenge or meaning in your work. If something is nudging at you
telling you there's more now is the time to pay attention.
Amazon's 14th best selling book in the job-hunting category!
Named as one of the "Great Books That Will Change Your Life" by Amazon.com
"I read your book and figured out what I really wanted to do. I thought, why hadn't I applied for the Peace Corps earlier in my life! The book also taught me that I didn't need a new job to fix my unhappiness. I began to understand that I wasn't working with the right type of people in the office. Once I learned that, I became much more assertive and overall the my work environment became much better."
--Nick Cincinnati, Ohio
I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE Life's a Bitch and have given copies to friends.
"I just bought your book, Life's a Bitch... When I started reading step 1, my eyes started welling up with tears. It's like you understand what I'm feeling and going through...I wanted to thank you for putting this type of book together."
--Reader in Maryland
"I learned about you through your book 'Life's a Bitch...' What a wonderful tool! I took my time reading it and took it very seriously. I was completely stuck in my career, and actually very sad. Imagine a grown woman crying every Sunday night because Monday's approach. The job was not bad, I had the best coworkers...I was simply unfulfilled. It took me a total of 47 days to read your book and do all the exercises. After that, I committed to 15 days of pure 'thinking' about the things I had learned about myself with your help. Now, 7 months later, I have successfully transitioned careers. Not only that, I got the job for an additional $15k pay increase and have started a Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology....did I mention that I love my job!? I got everything that I had written down as the 'things that I want' because I took this seriously.
You have a gift, thank you for sharing!"
--Dorana Sylvia Washington, D.C.
"I recently finished your book and left a 24-year career, making big bucks to a brand new career serving senior citizens with dementia. It is the greatest decision I ever made. The book helped me realize that there is more than money. I knew I was looking to find my passion, and the book helped me put that together. I love going to work every day."
--Reader in Seattle
"I have been recommending Andrea Kay's books to my clients for years. She provides a clear, practical path that is also creative, fun and user-friendly. When you are looking for a job, whether a recent graduate, changing career in mid-life or returning to the work force, the last thing you want to read is a tedious and uninspiring book. If you are looking to make a change, do yourself a favor--read Andrea's books!"