It is so important for you to know what you have to offer when you are looking for a job! Transferable skills are a great avenue for marketing yourself into a new job or career. These skills, when used to your advantage, can open doors and present opportunities that may have seemed unattainable.
Keppie Careers’ “Free Career Advice” has an article that describes transferable skills and offers a link to an assessment to help you figure out what you have to offer. I hope you’ll take a look! You may be surprised to realize all that you have to offer.
It’s not great news for the US economy…Numbers show that unemployment is at a 2-year high. In December, the economy only added 18,000 jobs instead of the 70,000 predicted. These are the worst numbers reported since August 2003.
If you are in the construction, manufacturing and retail sectors, these are not good times for your industry. Health care and professional services did much better, gaining jobs.
As you think about “A New Career for a New Year,” consider reviewing US News & World Report’s “Best Careers for 2008.” Some of their selections may surprise you. Consider if angling toward a career predicted to have a rosier future might be right for you. (Keeping in mind that not all predictions actually come true!) What are your transferable skills? Could you use them to market yourself into a whole new career?
This is a great time for some self-searching and research. Maybe it is time for a whole new direction!