Changing Careers

Career Assessment Program

Do any of these sound like you? Are you at a crossroads—you have a myriad of options in front of you, yet are unsure how to evaluate each one? Have you reached your breaking point? Has your role shifted? Has your employer changed priorities or leaders? Are you not certain of your next step? Are…

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A Firsthand Account from a Career Changer

Changing careers can be risky and intimidating.  Most people do not transition between different fields because of the short-term implications (e.g., lower salary, lower rank) that come with this change.  However, I can tell you from firsthand experience that the payoffs can make this transition worthwhile.

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3 Epic Kids Who Should Influence Your Career

Life changed when fixed income analyst Monique Péan’s 16- year old sister passed away in a tragic car accident. Monique found herself staring at seven computer screens and realizing that she didn’t know if she had six or 60 years left so she was motivated to take a chance.  Monique, who now designs eco-friendly, sustainable…

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A Dialogue About Changing Careers between Military Veterans and Civilians

Two military veterans, one career coach, and an HR executive walk into a bar… See below what those parties say about language barriers between HR and veterans, the transition from military to civilian professional life, and how veterans can expand their non-military relationships. HR Executive (Anonymous): There’s a language barrier between HR professionals and veterans.…

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1,000 Hours of Sweat Equity

Who benefits from your sweat equity? You probably have already clocked 1,000 hours during the first 6 months of 2012.  If at this point you know that your talents are not benefiting the audience who needs them the most then it’s time for a mid-year career evaluation.

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Does Your Motivation for Changing Careers Stink?

“I want to stop reading and rotting and that’s why I want to leave law in pursuit of becoming a marketer!” Changing sectors takes extraordinary efforts and this reason will not move the mountains you need moved to successfully transition. However, you will gain traction if your motivation for the switch exhibits these four characteristics,…

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