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  • Career Collaborators 11:05 am on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , career empowerment, career management, career move, , , displaced workers, online learning   

    empowerED UCLA – A New Career Empowerment Program 

    Lost your job and thinking you might want to become a college counselor?  Working in a non-profit and seeking a promotion to non-profit management?  Currently working as a corporate finance manager and dreaming about becoming a personal financial planner?  A new 12-month certification program created and delivered by the UCLA Extension Division could be your answer.  Advertised as a “Career Empowerment Program” delivered within an innovative, online learning environment, the certificate programs are taught by UCLA Extension Division instructors who provide “focused training on critical topics in your chosen field of study.”

    Not only does UCLA provide the online learning, but it embeds “comprehensive career services” including support of a career counselor to help learners define and achive specific career goals.  Clearly, UCLA understands that many adults currently in the workforce or those who have been displaced, need guidance in career planning and management.  While adding a new certificate to your resume may or may not help with landing your dream job, upfront career planning, management of multiple steps along your career journey and especially supportive conversations with a career counselor may be worth the $6740 per certificate program (plus books and “related course material” not to exceed $900) to help you achieve career empowerment.  Plus, you get a new iPad.


  • Career Collaborators 1:08 pm on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Great new book: Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go 

  • Career Collaborators 3:46 pm on 09/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: career, , , , serendipity and careers   

    Career Considerations: Serendipity or Strategy? 

    In our blog post on the ASTD career development website, we discuss the merits of relying upon chance and serendipity vs. designing a strategy for your career. See what leading academics and HR professionals have to say about career planning. Then take note of the wise Cheshire cat’s advice to Alice (in Wonderland) and let us know what you think.


  • Career Collaborators 3:20 pm on 09/02/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , career reset,   

    Want to Hit the Reset Button on Your Career? 

    If you could go back in time, would you choose the same career again? If yes, count yourself in the minority. In a Labor Day job happiness poll of over 26,000 people, sponsored by Parade Magazine/Yahoo! Finance, about 60 percent of working Americans say they’d switch paths if they could do it all over again. 


    What are your reasons for wanting to hit the reset button?  If you want to switch careers, what would you switch to?  What are your barriers to switching careers?  We’d love to hear from you.

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