Happy September! And welcome to the start of the many holidays to come beginning with Halloween. I’ve always loved holidays and celebrations, and as I’ve grown up I’ve had to find the balance between celebrating that child-like spirit within me, and being a grown up in a professional office where not everyone may feel
If you’re anything like me, you also hate job interviews. They are such a necessary part of growing up but it’s something that can be very nerve-wracking and intimidating.
And while the age old advice of “it gets easier the more you do it” is true; I think it should be modified, to “it gets easier the more you do it, but it’s going to be painful, stressful and probably pretty embarrassing along the way.”
Happy end of June! Which means that not only is 2018 half over (yikes!), but also that its graduation season.
With the excitement of finishing school to move on to the next adventure, I think there’s a lot of pressure to maintain a certain image by going to a prestigious school or having a particular career path. But there are so many pathways to “success” and ultimately it’s dependant on your definition. Here are just a few options to look at if you are looking for alternative education options to start or change your career – without paying the price of a 4 year school.
It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.
Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.
So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).
I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.
Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for.
I need to preface by saying that I’m lazy. My natural state is sloth-mode.
But somehow, through my adult years, I’ve become fluent/intermediate in 3 languages and currently working on my fourth.
So what changed?