Career Changes: Thank You Amazon

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By Jordan Freels

Tired of working in a field where you’re unhappy? Looking for a career where you’re satisfied and look forward to going to work every day? Only you have the power to change the path in which you wish to take, so why not start now?  Why not utilize what you know, do what you do every day, and research. And if not, now is the time to start. Like the JG Wentworth popular phrase, ‘It’s my money and I need it now!’ well, if you’re unhappy in your current career, you’ll need to change your job or you won’t be able to utilize the money you want.

Amazon.com gives you an opportunity to look for ways to change your career path, with a plethora of books waiting to be purchased. For the pages to be bent backwards, for you to share with others how awesome this book was, to quote the author because they were so inspirational, to take that step in taking the author’s advice and finding a new job!

Three of the top books to help with career paths according to Amazon.com are, The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success written by Nicholas Lore, published, January 3, 2012(revised edition), What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changes written by Richard N. Bolles published, August 13, 2013, and Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life written by Talane Miedaner, published March 22, 2010.

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success is ranked with 4 out of 5 stars. Amazon explains, “The Pathfinder offers invaluable advice and more than 100 self-tests and diagnostic tools that will help you choose an entirely new career—or view a current job from a new, more positive perspective…No matter where you are in your journey, if you want work to be more of a dance than a drag, The Pathfinder will expertly coach you through the process of designing a career you will love, (Amazon).” This book can be purchased on Amazon for $9.60 in paperback, and $9.12 through Kindle.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changes has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. This book cost, $10.72 in paperback, $21.27 in hardcover, and $9.99 in kindle. Although this book weighs more in your pocket,

Amazon says, “This 2014 edition of “[one of] the 100 best and most influential [nonfiction books] written in English since 1923,” according to TIME.com, is refreshed with up-to-the-minute statistics, job-field analyses, and advice on social media and search tactics (including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, Yelp, and YouTube). However, Parachute’s core message remains intact: WHAT, WHERE, and HOW, (Amazon).”

Further, something else that might grab your attention with this book is, “Published in 22 languages and 26 countries, and with over 10 million copies sold, What Color is Your Parachute? has helped millions discover their unique gifts, skills, and interests and land a job–even in hard times, (Amazon).”

Lastly, Coach Yourself to a New Career: 7 Steps to Reinventing Your Professional Life was ranked with 5 stars. To purchase this book, it is only available in paperback for $13.67 and on kindle for $9.99. The following steps in Miedaner’s book will guide you to a new career path, “Offers a seven-step approach to career reinvention and practical advice for a smooth transition, Profiles everyday people who achieved career reinvention on their own terms-and what their stories can teach you, Shows you how to assess your needs and strengths, Helps you decide what tough decisions or sacrifices you may have to make, and Prepares your spouse or family for transition, (Amazon).”

Hopefully these three books will give you some guidance and help you see that you can make a difference, either with Amazon’s help, or by now, understanding that while Amazon has helped you, you were the one who made the difference. You did your research, and utilized the tools needed to find a new job.You made a change NOW!