Resources

Self-Discovery

  • Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secret of Personality Type, by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
  • Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live, by Martha Beck
  • Making the Big Leap:  7 Steps to Living a Brave, Inspired and Great Life , by Suzy Greaves
  • The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success, by Nicholas Lore
  • Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design, by Laurence Boldt

 

Midlife Transitions

  • Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, by Gregg Levoy
  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up, by James Hollis
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, by William Bridges

 

Getting Past Roadblocks and Obstacles

  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, by Susan Jeffers
  • Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset, by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone

 

Job Search Books

  • Knock ‘em Dead 2011: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, by Martin Yate
  • Land the Job You Love! 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50, by Mary Eileen Williams
  • Screw Work, Let’s Play:  How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for it, by John Williams
  • What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard Bolles
  • You’re Hired!  CV: How to write a brilliant CV by Corinne Mills

Self-Employment

  • The Federation of Small Businesses – http://www.fsb.org.uk/
  • Making a Living Without a Job, by Barbara Winter
  • How to Start a Home Based Business, by Denise Vivaldo

 

Nonprofit Careers

  • Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life, by Marc Freedman
  • Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers, by Steven Joiner with Meg Busse