What's Next? Updated

What’s Next? Updated

Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425271476
  • 272 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


Reinvent your own career or pursue a long-held dream.

You may never have a better chance or reason to do so—to get excited about work again and feel passionate about making a difference in the world.

Your new career could easily outlast your first one.

Breaking into a new industry or pursuing a different career can be intimidating, especially when you’ve built up years of experience in your current field. But jobs expert Kerry Hannon believes that you can start your next act at any age. In What’s Next? Hannon shows you how, with inspiring real-life profiles of people who have successfully changed careers midlife, as well as advice on:

• Determining how your next career will work with your spending habits and family situation
• Creating your transition network
• Finding a mentor to guide you along your new path
• Turning a hobby into a profit
• Finding capital to start your own business

Whether you’re fantasizing about a new path or ready to pursue it, What’s Next? provides the roadmap that will afford you long-term success. 


“Whether your motivation is a recent downsizing or a lifelong dream, Hannon’s book is dotted with things to look at before you leap…useful advice for those who want to retool themselves after age 40…peppered with ideas… gives the basics on careers that best lend themselves to starting again.” —USA Today

“Hannon has crafted her research on career transition into an important new book. It’s an indispensable guide to anyone hoping to pull off a midlife reinvention.” —The Huffington Post

“Kerry is a top-rate personal finance journalist…smart, practical advice.” —Diane Harris, executive editor, Money magazine
“More and more people have realized the importance of following their passions. But if you can’t make money at it, it’s your hobby. Follow Hannon’s roadmap and make sure you’re on the way to a passionate—and prosperous—career.” —Jean Chatzky, bestselling author of The Difference and Pay It Down
What’s Next? walks you through the nuts and bolts of switching careers so you can follow your passion the smart way and set yourself up for long-term success. If I didn’t love my career so much, this would be my bible.”—Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties
“A must-read for anyone—at any age—curious about a career change. A perfect blend of inspirational, readable stories and logistical, practical advice.”—Beth Kobliner, author of Get a Financial Life
“A fascinating and extremely helpful book for anyone planning to switch careers—from one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject.”—Richard Eisenberg, CBS MoneyWatch.com