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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; Upd Rev edition (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425271471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425271476
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

 

About the Author

Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement who writes the “Great Jobs” column for AARP. She is the bestselling author of Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, and her work has appeared in Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. Hannon lives in Washington, D.C.

More About the Author

Kerry is the author of What's Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond (Berkley Trade, 2014).

She is a columnist and contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Forbes and columnist for PBS Next Avenue. She is AARP's Jobs expert and writes a monthly column for AARP.

Kerry is also the author of the national bestselling Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills (John Wiley & Sons, 2012).

Kerry is career transition, retirement and personal finance expert. She is self-employed as a freelance writer and motivational speaker.

She is a contributor to Money magazine and USA Today and has appeared as a financial, retirement and career transition expert on numerous television and radio programs, and speaks regularly on money topics.

She is a former staff writer and editor for Forbes Magazine, Money, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and a former personal finance columnist for USA Today. She has published several books on financial planning. Kerry is a MetLife Foundation/New America Media Fellow on Aging. She also serves on an editorial board at Duke University.

In the hardcover edition, WHAT'S NEXT? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job (Chronicle Books, 2010), was a winner of the Independent Book Publishers medal for Career and Business Books and Axiom Business book award.

Hannon is the author of Getting Started In Estate Planning (John Wiley & Sons), Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows (John Wiley & Sons), Ten Minute Guide to Retirement for Women (MacMillan Publishing), and You and Your Money: A Passage from Debt to Prosperity (Credit Education Group). She has penned one non-fiction saga of an American Indian Trading Post, Trees in a Circle: The Teec Nos Pos Story (Teec Nos Pos Trading Post).

Hannon has previously served as a reporter and personal finance columnist for USA Today and as a writer and editor for U.S. News & World Report, Money, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Forbes. She was a regular women and money columnist for iVillage.com.

Hannon's work has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Institutional Investor and Advertising Age, among other national publications.

She has appeared as a financial expert on ABC News, CBS, Fox, CNBC, and CNN and has been a guest on numerous radio programs, including National Public Radio's "Talk of The Nation."

Hannon received a Bachelor of Art's degree from Duke University and is currently a member of an editorial board at Duke.
For more on Kerry, visit, http://www.kerryhannon.com/
Follow her on Twitter: @KerryHannon

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christine Rose on June 6, 2014
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I bought this book because I retired early and am looking for part-time work. This book seems to exclusively cover people who "start a business of their own" rather than find fulfilling work in their community to augment their retirement funds.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bev Jones on April 12, 2014
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Journalist Kerry Hannon has been writing about "Second Acts" for many years. And she knows what it takes to launch a new career in midlife. This book is a readable mix of profiles of real life second actors, and sound practical advice. I frequently recommend Kerry's writing to my coaching clients, and this book will go on the top of the list.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Neuf on October 24, 2014
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I was looking forward to reading this book because I'm in my 40's and am at the point where I want to do something else for a living, something more fulfilling.

Unfortunately, I couldn't relate to any of the examples in the book because I felt like they were mostly people that left high paying jobs and therefore didn't have as much to worry about. It's a different story when you're looking to make a change and 1) want to find something you love but want to make a similar salary and 2) you don't have a hefty savings account to save you if it doesn't work out. As I continued to read through the examples, I became more and more frustrated by it and didn't even end up finishing it.
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I came across Kerry Hannon's work on passionate late stage work just after resigning my tenure at a major university. At the time, I wasn't sure whether I had made the right decision, but reading this book helped convince me to charge ahead with my unconventional plans. I am glad I did, and I am glad I came across Hannon's work when I did.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By edz retire to on June 28, 2014
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I started a new venture when I retired. It wasn't that I didn't want to "work." I just didn't want to keep doing what I'd done for 40 years as a job. Kerry's book was a breath of fresh air to me in my personal quest. I was enthralled with her tips about measuring success, for example. To be sure some folks measure success in terms of selling their new product. On the other hand a new career/life path can give you "the freedom to not ask permission to take the day off." She calls these things intangible income. Other experiences she reports are about people who "make a difference." When Sunday night comes around, do you look forward to Monday morning and going to work? If not, maybe this book is for you. It is more than a compendium of success; it builds experience pictures and offers steps to guide what can be a major change in life. Go for it. You can be happy Monday morning.
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