On the Money: Five books with new-career advice


Thinking about finding a career field better suited to your skills and employment goals? Then, perhaps, its time to explore making the move.

Changing jobs or career fields is never easy. But a number of insightful books explore how to shift into a new job. Here is a sample of a few titles:

“What Color is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles; Ten Speed Press, 2005 ($17.95)

Offers practical tips and insights on job hunting and making a career change.

“Fearless Career Change” by Markey Stein; McGraw-Hill, 2005 ($14.95)

Discusses moving into a new career, and making the change smoothly and quickly.

“I Don’t Know What I Want; But I Know It’s Not This” by Julie Jansen; Penguin, 2003 ($14)

Features a collection of quizzes and exercises designed to unlock your career interests.

“To Find a Job; Start a New Career” by Marvin Rafal; Andrews McMeel Pub., 2003 ($16.95)

Provides information on how to evaluate your skills, values and goals.

“Do What You Are” by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron Tieger; Little, Brown, 2001 ($18.95)

Covers choosing the right career field based on your personality and work interests.

Compiled by Chuck Myers, KRT