How to Turn a Job Search into a Career Find

Ever watch a hamster running mindlessly on a wheel and think •Yeah that about sums up my job search?” There is a better way to uncover a great career with more intensity of purpose. You need a focal point. You must have a game plan and a destination for your initiatives or like the hamster you’ll be pointlessly running in circles. The only way to find a new career is to stop looking for a job Career success requires the identical effort and targeting as setting a course for ...


Formatting A Career Change Resume

I'M CHANGING CAREERS - HOW DO I FORMAT MY RESUME? The best resume format to use is the combination resume. This resume format is not chronological nor functional. It combines both! It is extremely flexible and allows you to use strategies in a way that would normally be considered wrong. The difference between the combination format and the chronological format is that the chronological format resume is very easy to follow. The hiring manager will typically start to read the chronological ...


TAKE THIS CAREER AND SHOVE IT -- IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!

TAKE THIS CAREER AND SHOVE IT -- IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! Are you listening to that little voice in your head telling you how much you dislike your job? If not, you may become angry with those around you, when in fact, you'll be angry at yourself for failing to taking the necessary steps to change your career -- or job within the same industry. Career change is not always easy. For some, the simple task of deciding what to do is often the hardest part. For others who know what they want to do, ...


Career Development - When It's Time for a Change

Your career might be going great guns - or it might not. You may be 27 or 47; you might be at the top of the tree or you might be just a couple of years into your career. Male or female, pfahh, it doesn't matter a single jot! You don't feel right - you just don't feel right... There's a certain courage required to hear your gut. To really be true to how you are feeling. And that is never more important than in your career. Sometimes people feel that they are not completely happy. At other ...


How to Pick the Best Career for You, Part 3:

Job searching without a target market is as frustrating as transporting a loved one to a hospital emergency room in a foreign country wearing a blindfold. There is every obstacle in place to guarantee you won’t arrive at your destination: Unfamiliar territory, unplanned routing and uncertain conditions. Marketing-with-Intent precisely drives you to your target and with greater speed because you are using the right mode of transportation, an accurate compass and a clear vision of ...


In a Rut? Ready for a Career Change?

Are you unhappy at work? Tired and lacking energy and drive? Don't worry, you are not alone! Studies in the US show that up to 70 percent of the workforce is unhappy with their job at any given time. We all feel dissatisfied and frustrated with our jobs at times. So, how do you know when the feeling of dissatisfaction and frustration means it is time for a career change? There are a few key signs which point towards a need for change: * feeling overwhelmed by your workload * unable to balance ...


Are You Ready For A New Career?

Is your current or most recent job truly what you want to do? Do you dread the prospect of coming into work every day? Do you look back on your work day as you travel home and cannot seem to find a fulfilling moment? If you answered yes, read on. You could be unhappy with your supervisor; you may not like the politics or corporate culture; or you may not like the industry you are in. You may also feel that you are underpaid, underutilized, undervalued or unappreciated. You may not ...


Career Change - Why Culinary?

Most culinary colleges and cooking schools nationwide report that an increasing number of students are older adults with prior careers. Whether fulfilling lifelong dreams or trying something different, the old students are attracted to the wide variety of jobs in food service and to the possibility of success in an industry the National Restaurant Association projects will need an additional 1.8 million workers in the next 10 years. A recent survey concludes that fifteen percent of this ...


Career Searching

Success is not always something you necessarily find when you arrive. It may be the journey that gets you there. It seems as though people make career management more difficult than it has to be. When something threatens to make it simple, they almost invariably find a way to make it more complicated. For example, in recent years there’s been much more activity in the small to mid-size companies, yet the majority of people looking into a job change or career move continue to scour the ...


Career Advancement with Social Networking Technology

We hear it over and over again. It's not about what you know, but who you know. If you're like most people, you probably have at least 200 people in your rolodex. Having contacts is one thing. Making the most of those relationships is another challenge altogether. With busy schedules, effectively staying in touch with people and using connections to get doors opened is difficult. Just within the past few months, technology has been developed to meet these challenges and help people make the ...