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Dirty Jobs-Discovery Channel
The Discovery Channel features a program called Dirty Jobs and it is worth watching just to see what some people are courageously doing each day just to make a living. You are sure to develop a greater appreciation for the jobs that need to be done and the people who do them.

Vocation Vacations
Always wanted to try out a new career? This site offers the chance to test-drive over 70 unique careers, through more than 170 expert mentors.





Do What you Are; Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
By Paul D. Tierger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
Learn about your Personality Type and what you need in a satisfying career. Lists dozens of specific jobs that you might find rewarding, including the hottest and fastest growing careers. Provides customized job search strategies that will work best for you. Shows you concrete ways to make your current job as satisfying as possible.





How to Find the Work You Love
By Laurence G. Boldt
In this easy to read book it will help you focus on the four key elements to be sought in any lifeís work: Integrity, Service, Enjoyment and Excellence. Gain clarity to your lifeís work with the questions and insightful strategies.





Jobshift
By William Bridges
A eye opening look at the future of the new employment reality and how to uncover new opportunities that will generate secure work for yourself in the following years-and how to think differently about your work for the next forty years.





What Color Is Your Parachute? 2008: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
By Richard Nelson Bolles
This book has been a best selling job-hunting book for over 25 years. A must read for the job seeker or the career changer.





What Should I do with my Life?
By Po Bronson
This book is a page-turner and depicts 50 vivid profiles of people searching for their true calling". They include a Los Angeles lawyer who became a priest, a Harvard MBA catfish farmer turned biotech executive, and a Silicon Valley real estate agent who opened a leather crafts factory in Costa Rica. A great read for anyone in a Career Transition.

GENDER ISSUES RESOURCES





Understanding Menís Passages
By Gail Sheey
An enlightening guide to self-discovery for men and their partners through all phases of their lives. Informative and filled with facts and fascinating life stories this book addresses the challenges!

ASSESSMENT AND TESTING WEBSITES AND RESOURCES

Birkman
This assessment helps you clarify your career interests, motivations and the work environments that will strengthen your potential for success. This test is a unique experience toward self-awareness, uncovering your unique strengths, work passions, and challenges.

Campbellís Interest and Skill Survey
Receive your CISS report which compares your results to the results of people who are successfully employed in the same fields you're interested within 60 different occupations. The report also includes a comprehensive career planner to help you interpret your results and plan for your career.

Clifton Strengths Finder
Updated version of Donald O. Clifton's Strengths Finder - If you enjoyed the book, "Now, Discover Your Strengths," you"ll enjoy "StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition" of the Online Test from Gallup. The updated book and website has new these features that add to where the original book started:
     * A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder program
     * A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide
     * A more customized version of your top five theme report
     * Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths
     * 50 Ideas for Action (10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes)
DiSC ASSESSMENT TOOL
The DiSC assessment helps people develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships. DiSC is a nonjudgmental tool for understanding behavioral types and styles, that helps people explore behavior across four primary dimensions: DOMINANCE: Direct, Driver & Decisive. INFLUENCE: Social, Optimistic & Outgoing. STEADINESS: Stable, Sympathetic & Cooperative. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: Concerned, Cautious & Correct. This assessment is a multi-level learning instrument designed to help people understand their observable behavior and communication styles. Great for learning about yourself and for understanding those you interview and/or work with. CALL 949-643-5505 or email Heather@aturningpoint.com to schedule an individual DISC assessment and consultation .

Ennegram
Recommended by Time magazine as one of the top online personality tests, this test shows you you're your personality type profiles is, an introduction to how the Ennegram system works and frequently asked questions about the Ennegram.

Holland Self-Directed Search
Taking the Self-Directed Search will determine your 3-letter Holland code to help you find the careers that best match your interests and abilities. A list of occupations with codes identical and/or similar to your own will be displayed.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter by David Keirsey is a personality test which scores results according to the Myers-Briggs system (the actual Myers-Briggs test is a professional instrument and may only be administered by a licensed practitioner). Find out if you are an Artisan, Idealist, Guardian or Realist and how that can play into your career choices.

MAPP Assessment (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential)
One of my favorites this online 25 minute test will guide you to achieve your greatest educational and career potential. good career fit for personal growth and fulfillment. will help you identify your career motivations and the unique capability to profile jobs and see if your motivations match the motivations needed to successfully perform in that position.

Myers Briggs
One of the most well known personality assessments.

Strong Interest Inventory
See how your interests match professional careers, plus learn about your preferred work style, learning environment and leadership style.

OCCUPATION RESEARCH WEBSITES

BoomersTV.com
This show introduce viewers to Boomers moving into an exciting new phase of life and sharing their compelling stories of people older than 50.

Occupational Outlook
This site is produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and contains career information and information about working conditions, duties, training and education, and job prospects. It includes an alphabetic index of all occupations. This source is searchable by individual occupation and browsable by occupation type and includes hyperlinks to additional sources of information.

Riley Guide
This site offers job search strategies, articles and many top web links. It is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage, but recruiters and other career service industry professional will also find this to be an excellent resource.

Wetfeet.com
Each overview contains a description of what you will, the requirements, the career path, compensation and the job outlook.

TRANSITION AND CHANGE RESOURCES





Oh, the Places Youíll Go!
By Dr Suess
An inspirational companion that is perfect for all ages, as you ponder over what is next in your life.





Transitions
By William Bridges
This is a classic book for dealing with changes in your career or your life. The focus centers on developing successful strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, and confusing times in your life.





Who Moved my Cheese?
By Spencer Johnson
When things change and they will, this simple, yet dynamic story will help you understand how to read the map of the maze and why changing the way youíve always done things becomes the answer.

CAREER DISCOVERY RESOURCES
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PORTFOLIO AND WEBFOLIOS BOOKS

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REFERENCES WEBSITES

SALARY NEGOTIATION RESOURCES


CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES


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CREATIVITY

FINANCE AND WEALTH RESOURCES

LEARNING AND MEMORY

TRAINING, SCHOOLS AND CLASSES


PERSONAL FOUNDATION RESOURCES


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CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE RESOURCES

GOAL SETTING RESOURCES

ORGANIZATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING RESOURCES
 
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