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Old 04-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hello all, I'm a new member. I've snooped around the site for a few years and appreciate the advise that has been provided. What a great service.
Well, I'm finding myself in a job that will no longer exist this summer so will ER but need to continue working. I can't decide how to begin to figure out what I want to do.
So I was wondering what those of you in similar circumstances did to formulate a plan to "re-invent" yourself. I know it starts with apassion but that is my problem. I guess I've been muddling along that I need some inspiration.

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Old 04-04-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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DW is a career counselor by trade, and one of her ilk could probably give you a battery of tests and help you figure something out. ALternatively, you might give yourself time to think about it and maybe even take a sabbatical to recharge.

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Old 04-04-2008, 08:57 PM   #3
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What do you do now, for how long, and what skills could be transferable into a new career for semi-retirement? What hobbies or interests do you have outside of w*rk?

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:56 PM   #4
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Isn't this an oxymoron?

Seems like you got outsourced/downsized/rightsized/made redundant/whatever the current term is.

Good luck with the job search.
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:18 AM   #5
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A popular book is What Color Is Your Parachute?. I've read a few editions - it's updated every year - and didn't learn anything about myself that I didn't already know, tending toward introspection anyway. It also has perhaps hundreds of cross-references to material not covered in that book. But it has a great deal of good job search information once you know what you want to do.
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