Career Pathways (August, 2012)
August 1, 2012
Top Five Summer Reads
In keeping with the "lazy, hazy days of summer," we present an encore performance of five great columns, helpful in seeing career transitions and life from a new perspective, and enabling the reader to become more capable in planning job-marketing strategies -- next month!
Am I the only older adult looking for work?
Given the status of today’s economy and the uncertainty of the future, coupled with that people are living longer and healthier, older workers are returning or remaining in the workplace in increasing numbers. Plans are made for retirement, to finally do what we want to do, but life does not always work out exactly as we dreamed it would.
When You Are New Again.
Are you a seasoned worker who has recently changed jobs? You probably have given very little thought to being a “new” employee and what you need to do during your first year to be successful. However, whenever you change careers, jobs, or take on a new role, on a certain level you are starting from scratch again.
What’s My Next Move?
As summer ends and you look towards the next four months, are you experiencing a work plateau or burnout? If so, you need to determine what is the next move. Now is the time to review how your career interests and priorities have changed.
Time to Reinvent Yourself
Winter is gone, clocks have sprung forwarded, daisies are beginning to appear, and it will soon be cherry blossom time in DC. If you are in the midst of or thinking about starting a job search, career transition, job shift or just feel you need to refresh and brighten up your work life, now is the time to take some action.
Tooting Your Horn Is Not Bragging
To get ahead, to develop your unique brand, to become and remain visible, to have people contact you with an opportunity you need to consistently toot your own horn. This is not bragging! Bragging is a form of exaggeration. It can be boasting and/or gloating.
Annabelle Reitman Ed.D., a career management consultant and author has over 30 years experience in career coaching/counseling and is a member of the TTN-Washington DC Chapter. She specializes in clients experiencing transition as they undergo a career change or shift. Her tag line, “Possibilities without Assumptions” summarizes her philosophy and approach to working with people. She can be reached at: email@example.com or 703-370-6966 or view her profile on www.linkedin.com.