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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Recession-Proof Careers by Jeff Cohen

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The Steps Required for a Career Change

You’ve already seen that transferable skills make career change possible. You now know that if your current career stagnates or disappears during a recession, you can pack up your skills and take them to a new, recession-proof career.
But how exactly do you change careers? It’s not as if you can go to bed one day as a family counselor and wake up the next morning as an environmental engineer. There are some straightforward steps that can make the transition as smooth as possible. Here is my five-part, foolproof plan for changing careers. I’m going to show you how I transitioned from a consultant and marketer to a human resources specialist. Then I’ll give you a chance to assess and execute your own career ...

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