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Hey, thx for the tip! I'll add the link in "clickable" format below:

online.onetcenter.org

One can't have TOO MANY resources!

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My first reaction to the article is that it appears to be geared toward people who have money to fall back on while they decide what to do next with their careers. Notice the woman cited as an example created a business with an annual net work of $5 million?

In the U.S., there are opportunities for unemployed workers to do retraining, so for many people, that can be a wonderful opportunity to explore. Deciding which direction to go with a career can be as confusing for a 40-year-old as it is for a 20-year-old trying to decide on a college major!

A great online resource for folks looking for information about occupation is O*Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/ You can search occupations to find occupations currently in demand and learn what skills and educational requirements are necessary to move into those occupations. The site also lists median salary levels as well as regional salary levels. It's REALLY interesting!

If you're like me and completely confused about "what to be when you grow up," play with the site's Skills Search option. You use an interactive check list on the site to indicate areas where you have basic skills, problem solving skills, resource management and social skills, etc. When you complete the questionnaire, click "Go" at the bottom of the page and the program will search a database of professions that most closely match your indicated skills set.

The list of occupations is listed with the most relevant matches at the top, the job's "zone" or educational and experience required, and a description of the occupation. This is a great tool to use to explore occupations you may have never considered before.

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3/28/09 8:24 P

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Find the Work You Love

www.aarpmagazine.org/money/find_the_
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rk_you_love.html


"Want to toss the spreadsheet for a saucepan, or the PDA for a paintbrush? Switching careers midlife can be scary, especially in tough economic times, but armed with a well-conceived plan of action, you can end up with the job of your dreams"

Although this is from AARP and geared toward the older worker, I think there are some suggestions here which could apply to workers of all ages.

Post your thoughts, comments, attempts to use suggestions made, etc.

Don

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