New York, NY 11/19/2010 01:08 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
DESCRIPTION: Industry changes, job loss and work dissatisfaction has forced people to reinvent their careers. Finding a job that encompasses what you love, and embarks on personality strengths, is the ultimate goal in Dr. Diane Hamilton’s newest book, HOW TO REINVENT YOUR CAREER: MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (October 2010; $16.95)
Dr. Hamilton remained in the same company for 20 years until she found the power to leave and reinvent her career. She now does what she loves as an author, guest speaker and professor. Reinventing herself 10 times during her career, Dr. Hamilton used her personality preferences and experience to seek the career of her dreams. Readers of this guide will learn to identify their own personalities, to reinvent their careers, using life lessons as practical solutions.
Many people, over age 40 who are seeking new careers find that they are in unfamiliar territory. Many are displaced after being in one career or role for a long time. The job market has changed and so has job-seeking. Dr. Hamilton urges readers to take advantage of self-promotion and social networking through sites like LinkedIn. Some job seekers have been in the same field for decades and can maximize their potential career skills by seeking continuing education with free university content through iTunes-U. Dr. Hamilton highly recommends mastering the guidelines for today’s interviewing styles at The Business School Edge. Guided by a passion for your dream career, these outlets can effectively leverage the advantage of experience by increasing visibility within the job market.
Admittedly loving typing and administrative work, Dr. Hamilton took what she truly enjoyed and applied that to her dream job possibilities. Personality tests like and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and DISC are effective tools for new career seekers to use to point out jobs that may be a good fit for their personality preferences. In many cases, new employment seekers are unhappy with their current position, may desire a better job, but are unsure where to look for new opportunities. Each person can facilitate their career search through career analysis and take advantage of their job preferences to land their dream job.
Many job seekers looking to reinvent their careers are in positions others may regard as the “perfect job.” How many times does someone start a job for reasons that are fleeting and wind-up in familiar unhappy, Sunday Night Blues territory? What people must realize is, “that perhaps a perfect job for someone else may not be a perfect job for them,” says Hamilton. Many fear leaving jobs they may not like because they may feel trapped or fear giving up certain benefits. This attempt at trying to escape the golden handcuffs is a courageous one. With effort, readers will tap into their personality strengths, leverage the availability of online resources and face the fear of success to ultimately reinvent their careers and make more money doing what they love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Diane Hamilton has a doctorate in business management. She currently teaches bachelor-, master-, and doctoral-level courses for six online universities. She has written several books including The Online Student’s User Manual: Everything You Need to Know to be a Successful Online College Student, It’s Not You It’s Your Personality: Surviving and Thriving in the Modern Workplace and her latest HOW TO REINVENT YOUR CAREER: MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. To find out more about her writing, visit her website or blog.
Rebecca Crowley, RTC Publicity