The Career Audit You Should Conduct As We Head Into The New Year

The Career Audit You Should Conduct As We Head Into The New Year

According to research by The Conference Board, 52.3% of Americans are unhappy at work. This is significant, considering that about three decades ago the percentage of people unhappy at work was just 39.9%. Research from Gallup also shows that a whopping 51% of the U.S. workforce are unengaged. As 2017 is coming to an end, especially if you’re not satisfied with your current job, it might be a good idea to perform a career audit. Here are some areas to look at when conducting a career audit: 1. REVIEW YOUR ROLES One of the…

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Book Review: “Stretch” Shows How to Future-Proof Your Career

Book Review: “Stretch” Shows How to Future-Proof Your Career

Something really frightening happened to me the other day.  I was exploring some of the new job sites out there like Indeed and FlexJobs when it hit me.  It wasn’t like a ton of bricks, rather, it was a sort of sinking feeling.  Honestly, I don’t even know why it mattered.  I wasn’t looking for a job. But what if I was looking for a job?  What if something happened and I needed to get back into the corporate world?  I realized that my current skill set was so specific and so…

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Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Summary Knowing what career you would like to follow can be almost as difficult as obtaining a job, and few people are fortunate enough to be able to say that they love their job and it provides them with the opportunity to lead the life they desire. “Career Courage” sets out the type of questions that you need to ask yourself to discover what really motivates you and matters in your work and personal life. Dissatisfied after three years in her chosen career as a psychotherapist, Katie C. Kelley decided…

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Should You Hire a Career Changer?

Should You Hire a Career Changer?

These days there’s a lot of talk about the difficulty of finding job candidates with adequate skills, education and/or experience to fill open positions. For small business owners, finding suitable employees can be especially challenging when competing against big companies with juicy perks. If you’re struggling find a new employee with the qualities you’re looking for, perhaps you should consider hiring someone who’s changing careers. Almost 6 of 10 working adults are interested in making a career change, a new study by the University of Phoenix School of Business reveals. Lack of opportunity, boredom…

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Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Each month Career Corner shares tips for taking your professional life to the next level. If 2017 has taught us one thing, it’s that adapting to change is more crucial than ever. Whether you’re looking for a job, changing careers or setting goals for the future, are you ready for the next challenge? Find out with this quiz built from the past year’s Career Corner columns. Answers are at the bottom. 1. You just lost your job. What’s the first thing you should do? a. Convince your boss to rehire…

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5 things to consider before starting a career in a new city

5 things to consider before starting a career in a new city

Sometimes climbing the corporate ladder means a change of venue. But before packing off to a brand-new city, it’s important to do some research and check off a few essential tasks from your to-go list. RELATED: This is the salary you need to move to these 5 hot job cities According to Joyce H. Vasser, a retired government human resources manager, failing to prepare properly before a move can cost you personally and professionally. “Moving to a new city for a new job will either make or break you,” said…

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Climb career mountains but return safe

Climb career mountains but return safe

By Prabir Jha One of the biggest myths for career seekers is their belief that it is an easy linear slope. This is the reason many struggle with some career plateaus. Some are surprised with sudden career cliffs; others are scared of the stiff heights of career hills. Career building in today’s world of turbulence and opportunity is more like adventure sport. Exhilarating and scary, possibly at the same step. You need to be spirited and yet you must avoid missteps. That is how new age careers will need to be –…

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Which Career Battles Should You Fight And Which Should You Drop?

Which Career Battles Should You Fight And Which Should You Drop?

Kaleigh Moore had been working for an Illinois nonprofit as a PR manager for around two years when she asked her boss to work remotely once a week. “I was mostly doing email and phone outreach or writing work when I wasn’t traveling,” Moore recalls, and “the 100-plus miles on my car each day and gas money were significantly cutting into my earnings,” which weren’t that high to begin with. But Moore, who now works for herself as a writer for tech companies, was only 23 at the time and one of the least…

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Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Found Art Photography Diane Danielson giving a keynote at WordCamp Boston in 2016 “I should have gone to business school; that was much more interesting to me.” I hear this kind of thing a lot, especially from people who went to law school. They’re not sorry they went to law school; they just realize it was a springboard to doing something they enjoyed more or felt more passionate about than practicing law. Sometimes, they feel like a different springboard would have been even better. This is not at all about…

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How To Create A Career Bucket List

How To Create A Career Bucket List

If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the job, according to the most recent State of the American Workplace Gallup poll. Instead of keeping an eye on the clock and the calendar, take the reins by creating a career that you love, experts suggest. “People often find themselves on a lifelong career journey without a destination in mind, only to look back at some point and realize they are not where they expected…

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