Career Path Divergence - Navigating The Ten-Year Fork In The

After working with engineers and IT professionals for over ten years, I have noticed a consistent pattern in career paths of these types of professionals. The career paths are generally similar in that the first three years are spent breaking into their career fields, learning skills, gaining additional training, and establishing their professional reputations. Between three and seven years, they begin taking on supervisory roles such as team lead, group leader, or functional supervisor. From ...


Career Builder

If you are like most job seekers, you have registered your resume on the major online job boards such as Career Builder, Monster, TheLadders.com, Headhunter, etc. But are you aware of the plethora of good information and job search tools that are available on these sites in addition to job listings? Take CareerBuilder.com for example. The main navigation pages at Career Builder are "Home", "Find Jobs", "Post Resumes", "Job Alerts", "My Career Builder", "Advice and Resources", and "Career ...


6 Factors Of Career Success

What do employers look for in potential employees? That was the question that was posted recently on a career discussion forum online. Naturally, for each different position, the particular answers to that question would be different. However, there are some common skills that employers look for in all employees, whether the employee happens to be a network engineer or a fry cook. In-Demand Skills for Success 1. BASIC SKILLS, Reading, writing and arithmetic! Believe it or not, a good portion ...


What Do You Mean I Am A Product?! (Career Marketing 101)

Job search seems to have many hurdles to overcome - resume, interview technique, appearance, and networking are challenges that job seekers face. These hurdles are surmountable with a strong job search plan and dedicated execution. Job seekers need to apply traditional advertising and marketing methods to their job search to achieve results. By thinking of themselves as the "product" and the employer as the "buyer" job seekers can approach their career transitions from a sales aspect. Market ...


Is a Career Change on Your Horizon?

Making a career change is nothing new in today's job market. I've heard it said that the average American changes careers at least once in his or her life. Long gone are the days of working for the same company from the time you graduate high school or college until that magical retirement day. You sure won't find that kind of loyalty from companies to their workers these days, and it's rare to find that kind of loyalty from the average worker as well. What with companies merging, downsizing, ...


Time to start a new career?

Your career choices might need reconsideration when your career offers few opportunities to personal development and you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Then it might be the right time to consider new career choices, working at home, starting your own business or a new education. What we do in our daily life is very important. If we are to spend more than 60% of our waking time at work or travelling to or home from work, it better be a job we like. If it isn't, we are better ...


Finding Your Ideal Career

In the current climate, many people are looking away from the traditional job market towards working for themselves. The massive redundancies and job-insecurity has caused many people to radically rethink their career plans. With the ever rising cost of living, many would be happy just earning extra money to support their family and to pay the bills. In this article, you will discover what you really enjoy in life and how to turn it into a money making opportunity, and perhaps even a full-time ...


Top Career Advice ... More Choices and A Better Way of Life

Valuable career advice can come from aptitude test as they can help in identifying suitable job options. Career tests include tests such as personality profiling, leadership skills, motivation, management style, etc. The results of such tests can give you the career advice that can direct you to a suitable career, by matching your interests with career options. Many career tests are offered online. They may be free or available for a small fee. Many experts provide the career advice to ...


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 ...


What Everybody Ought To Know About How To Change Their Career or

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