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Career Shift Budgeting (Part 1): Finding Your Next Career

Are you dissatisfied with your career and want to make a change?  Did you recently lose your job due to a layoff and want to pursue a new career? The first step to making such a shift is to identify potential careers to pursue. There are many resources available to assist you with this process, including working with a career development professional.  For you do-it-yourself types, here are a few of my favorite resources for finding a fulfilling career: Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-ChangersOccupational Outlook Handbook (online version) I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get ItCareer BriefsOnce you've narrowed in on a few potential careers, you will want to explore the following:  Nature of the work - What does the day in the life of a person doing…