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Reading list: 10 insightful books for career changers

Where to find step-by-step basics and inspiration if you’re after a new gig, switching careers or thinking of starting a business.

With the economy improving, you might be considering a career change. Maybe you’d like to quit your present profession and do something completely different, even start a business. You could be primed for a change but unsure what change to make.

Whatever the motivation, here are some helpful books to guide you. Some are practical, offering step-by-step basics, while others serve as motivation to just get out there and do it.

1. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nick Lore

The longtime career coach recently released an updated version of the 1998 bestseller, which directs people to assess their talents, personalities and what’s important to them to determine work that would be the best fit. Lore counsels midlife career changers to look for clues about what matters or gets them excited, even in minor things like song lyrics. He also cautions not to scrimp on the time it takes to make a change. “The average man spends more time deciding what kind of car to buy,” Lore tells Kerry Hannon in a SecondAct interview.

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