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Reinventing Yourself: The Path to Changing Your Career
GUEST BLOGGER - JOAN COULING: How hard is it to reinvent yourself? Joan Couling has been a journeyman hairstylist and a mom for over 15 years. Joan has found inspiration in the stories and lives of other women who are at a crossroads in their careers and their lives. Feeling the need to expand her horizons and change her career, she is working on her business management degree and looking forward to making a career change of her own. Is it easier said than done? Follow her continuing story here on Womensweb.ca.
Laid off? What do you do now?
When you first entered the workforce, you probably didn't anticipate the economy turning so sour. In fact, you've spent many years diligently promoting yourself up the career ladder and establishing a nice set of skills only to find out your company can't afford to keep you around any longer. So what do you do now? Now you can take those skills you've refined over the years and re-evaluate where you are in life. Here are some ideas to consider for your future.
Telecommuting on the information highway
Traffic jams, rising gas prices, declining work-life balance… for many Canadians, commuting has taken its toll, and working from home has become more and more appealing. Thanks to the Internet and other technological advances, working from home, also known as telecommuting, a virtual commute to the office via Internet, phone and fax, can be both easy and affordable.
Job seeking? Polish your online resume and portfolio
In today's fast-paced, high-tech world, recruiters are just as likely to glance at your job application submission on their Blackberry while driving as they are when sitting at their desk. Is your resume or portfolio Web-ready?
Economy provides inspiration for more fulfilling careers
As unemployment rises, many Americans are realizing the importance of having a career that's fulfilling as well as lucrative. When layoffs are announced, many people feel they have nothing left to lose, and take the opportunity to pursue what they love. This has fueled a growth in the number of people going back to school to become massage therapists, a career with strong job security and great potential.
New generation of future employees requires "new generation" methods of recruitment
In response to today's generation of web-savvy job candidates, also known as "Generation Y", new methods of recruitment are being used by companies wanting to attract this next pool of talent. For many years, L'Oréal has been developing groundbreaking strategies, such as business games, to detect and help build the business leaders of tomorrow.
Self-employed are managing recession, but not risk
elf-employed Canadians tend to have more debt and risk to manage than the average Canadian employee, but that is having limited effect on their stress and work levels during this recession. Research indicates that self-employed Canadians are carrying more personal debt, excluding mortgages on their primary residence, than the average Canadian. A survey of self-employed Canadians, conducted the first week of March 2009, found that self-employed Canadians remain split on the impact of the recession on their stress levels.
Job fairs: how to make the most of your time
As unemployment rises, many Americans find themselves unexpectedly looking for work. Suddenly, attending a job fair becomes a vital opportunity to network, develop interviewing skills and hopefully find a job.
Career colleges' student attendance increases as adults seek new skills
Whether you are working or looking for a job, there are steps you can take to help improve your prospects in the marketplace. Many adults are going back to school with an eye toward bolstering the chance for promotion or studying to enter a new field altogether, and many report that enrollment numbers are rising as people of all ages seek to gain additional skills.
Recession Inspiring More Mothers to Go Back to School
Earning a degree has long been a dream of many working mothers. While it might seem the recession would put that dream even further out of reach for most, many working and single mothers are actually drawing inspiration from the economy to pursue their dream of getting a higher education.