Item description for Career of Gold: Defeat Age Biasby Re-Careering for the Second Half of Your Life by Don Bracken...
Career of Gold is for those who are concerned about their financial future but are uncertain about how to deal with it particularly in this time of fast moving technological change. Career of Gold is a guide that will gives insight and direction in this modern day marketplace. In Career of Gold: Defeat Age Bias by Re-Careering For The Second Half Of Your Life, readers will discover how to increase financial security and find fulfillment in helping others, use whatever knowledge they have to become a recognized expert, organize knowledge into a saleable commodity, market knowledge to the 1.2 billion people on the internet, gain recognition for knowledge, and connect with the sources needed to get started.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher Today's Books
ISBN 1933909846 ISBN13 9781933909844
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More About Don Bracken
Don Bracken is a businessman who also writes. As a businessman, he has been an entrepreneur for many years specializing in successful business startups. As a writer he has written for trade magazines and major newspapers. He is currently the Publisher of History Publishing Company, LC, his latest start-up.
Reviews - What do customers think about Career of Gold: Defeat Age Biasby Re-Careering for the Second Half of Your Life?
Golden! Apr 1, 2007
Easy to read. Chock full of practical information and resources as well as real-life examples that are as entertaining as they are inspiring. Would make an excellent gift for a new retiree, someone contemplating a career change, celebrating a 50th birthday, a college graduate...
Practical and positive Feb 17, 2007
The author provides the reader with support and encouragement in an easy to read and practical guide. His excitement and positive attitude jump out from the first page and carry you through to the step by step fulfillment of self-directed employment. Bracken provides examples, inspiration and concrete advice in defining your assets, determining a market, developing your "product", utilizing computer technology and more. This book is a great resource for baby boomers who want to follow the dream of making money doing what they love.
Practical, Straightforward Advice for Everyone Jan 20, 2007
The idea of using your experience and knowledge to start a new career doing something you really like sounds too good to be true - which is probably what stops most of us from ever trying. Yet this book proves that we should try. Career of Gold provides down to earth advice on how to identify core skills which are very much in demand in today's changing world. The book then provides the tools and information to turn these valuable skills into real opportunities. It isn't easy but it's easier than you think. The book provides numerous examples of people who have tried and shows how using these techniques gave them the power to reorganize their careers successfully.
People are living longer and the quality of life is continuously improving in that extended life. The Career of Gold is not a get rich quick scheme. However, most people will find it provides the information necessary to use their knowledge to find a career which suits their lifestyle and which they can enjoy and at the same time bring in extra income. The book deals head on with issues like age bias, gaining recognition for the knowledge you possess and using the internet as a gateway to the global marketplace.
Career of Gold is a valuable resource for everyone over the age of fifty looking to restart or supplement their career. It also provides many useful links to resources which most people probably don't know exist.
Career of Gold Jan 4, 2007
My first reaction while reading this book was one of surprise. I'd been expecting just feel-good inspirational stuff, but was pleased to find it dealing with the nuts and bolts of our changing world and the struggle it can sometimes be to survive in the new reality.
I'm a fan of various financial advice columns and shows; one of the topics that never fail to appear is how much longer people live today --- and the associated costs of doing so. CAREER OF GOLD addresses this issue head-on, as well as the taboo topic of age bias encountered when trying to finance a longer life, later in life.
It offers advice on how to deal with this mountain of a problem: climb it while you can. People will be surprised to discover that it's possible for the average person to function --- and thrive --- in the new world of global opportunities. I was fascinated to see how you can develop a new business, and tap into the tremendous growth potential of emerging markets like China, India, and Brazil. It's shown that the online world of the internet can be harnessed to create your second career.
Don Bracken - Career of Gold Jan 4, 2007
A wonderful resource guide for anyone looking to create a sense of job security. Although titled for the 'second half of your life' this book is suitable for the younger generation as well. BIG thumbs up!