Four Reasons NOT to Change Your Career

1. Right Career, Wrong Employer In my last career (in IT) I once worked for EDS at Telecom New Zealand. I was interested in the work (unix network security for those of you who care). I was good at the job. Yet it was killing me. Trying to achieve anything in a...

How I Changed My Career

This is the process I used during my career change – as you’ll see, it was not a straight line form A to B. I’m sure this is typical of any career change example – life is full of unexpected turns which you’ll have to deal with during your career change. How I planned...

Do You Have Career Heartbreak?

Do you remember the first time your heart was broken. Did you tell yourself, or did somebody else say “You were too good for him / she was out of your league / there are plenty more fish in the sea”? And yet, you couldn’t put your first love out of your mind. I’ll bet...

Is Your Career a Workaround?

Is your career a “workaround”? Workarounds – The computer industry’s answer to quality – don’t fix it, find another way to use the product that lets you get to the desired result, even though it takes longer, is more complicated and is not using the logical process of...

Researching Job Market Trends

When choosing your new career, you will need to be aware of not only what is happening now in the job market – but what has happened over the past few years, and what these trends suggest is likely to happen in the future. If you are changing career because you were...

Career Projections

Use Projections When Picking a Profession. It’s important to take industry projections into consideration when looking to start on the path toward a new career. Current job trends are where you’re going to get started, but the future is where you’re going to be. A...

Are You In the Right Career?

Imagine you have spent ten years learning your trade. You studied for years, did all the exams, got the qualifications, gained the experience. You worked for several years at low pay, barely making ends meet, working your way up in your chosen profession, having to...

Resume Tips For Your Career Change

Standard Resume layout: 1) Your Name, Address and Contact details (email, telephone) 2) A short paragraph describing your key attributes, skills and experience. 3) Your current and previous jobs in reverse chronological order and how the experience gained in each...

New Career in the Medical Field?

“R” sent in this query: Dear Salvatore I am no longer able to do my job due to physical limitations and need a new career that is both fulfilling and gives me the opportunity to make a decent living. Possibly in the medical field. I suggest… Dear R If you are...

Job Market Trends

Know the job market When choosing your new career, you will need to be aware of not only what is happening now in the job market – but what has happened over the past few years, and what these trends suggest is likely to happen in the future. If you are changing...