BLUF: How do I figure out what I want to do and where do I look?
I am in Australia and I have worked in the same industry for over 25 years. I lost my job last year and I have been looking for work for some time. My problem is I am not sure what I want to do and where to look. I therefore have been looking for advertised positions which are similar to my previous positions and applying for these positions.
Although I have been listening to the Manager Tools podcasts for few years, I do not have a network in place. I applied to register with an employment service (I was informed that it will take several weeks to process paperwork and I am waiting for the paperwork to be processed) and listened to the Interviewing Series and the First Job Fundamentals. I signed up to see a counselor/mental coach (and I am on a waiting list).
Early this year, I took a web-based test to see what sort of jobs I may be suitable for. At the moment, I am doing a similar thing with another website.
I had a look at the book review section of the Manager Tools website. Is there also a good book which will help me figure our what I want to do and where to look?
Thank you very much.