Making a career change is not easy. Make sure you don't overlook helpful resources from outside the career advice world. For any life change you want to make, I highly recommend Dr. James Prochaska's "Changing for Good" book that I read over the holiday break. It was recommended to me by a fellow career development professional. (Thanks Kate Duttro! Author of the Career Change for Academics Blog)
If you are emotionally invested (like most of us) in our careers and jobs - and you're forced or by choice want to make a career change, "Changing for Good" has some great advice.
Like we do in The Career Key's "High Quality Decisions" article, Dr. Prochaska bases part of his advice about making good decisions on Irving L. Janis and Leon Mann's decisional balance research.
The free Decision Balance Sheet from our High Quality Decisions article would be an excellent companion exercise to this book. If you can recommend any other helpful, high-quality resources like this one related to making life changes, please let me know.