[Editor's note -- Think blogging's just for fun? Think again. The theme of this week's posts in the Reinvent Yourself series is blogging your way to a new career. Jennifer Gresham is a great example of someone who did just that. -- Michelle V. Rafter]
As a freshman in college, I struggled to choose between two very different majors: chemistry and English.
Today it finally hit me. I am depressed. One door is closing and I find that scary. I find it scary because I am not sure what my future holds. By noon it was all perfectly clear, I had been stuffing my feelings down and not acknowledging and accepting my circumstances. ...more
WOW! I can't believe a year ago today I started reviewing movies. And what a year it's been.Many may not know that this was just supposed to be an experiment - a learning tool for me. I was not planning on becoming a movie reviewer at all. In fact I wanted to change careers and become a screenwriter .......more
Changing careers can be exhilirating or stressful depending on your approach. In the last few years more people have had to change careers by necessity rather than by voluntary choice. That said, whether you choose to leave or are asked to leave you have the power to use it as a catalyst for your future.
Many people have been affected by the bad econmy and job loss since 2008. People have had to live off unemployment and some have had to take much less paying jobs to just make it day by day. You yourself may have been laid off due to the hard economic times or due to downsizing. Now is an excellent time to review your resume', make changes and look for job listings on sites that relate to your new desired career field. You can still change your career and love what you do. ...more
"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives." - Josephine Hart
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?When it comes to charting a path in life, this is usually where we start....more
Kathy CaprinoI’ve significantly revised my career numerous times over my 25 years of working, and each time, I’ve learned some powerful, surprising lessons -- about myself, my capabilities, perceptions, misconceptions, and about what it takes for me to attain what I want. Each career shift led me down a new path, and often, the destination wasn’t at all what I’d hoped or planned. Huge mistakes were made, certainly, but what I’ve learned has been of great value and utility, allowing me to focus ever more closely on what matters to me....more
In the summer of 2005, I realized that my 23 year career in broadcast radio was about to change dramatically. It just felt weird and I just knew. I started my personal transition process, in my head, simply by thinking about why I was feeling like it just wasn’t working for me on many levels anymore. Here are five lessons that I learned about my career transition process that you can apply to your own career, job, work, and employment situation today.
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