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  • Career Collaborators 10:44 am on 07/09/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: career change, ,   

    Do You Want to Quit (Your Career)? 

    Over half of U.S.-based employees want to change not only their jobs but their careers. According to this author, companies shouldn’t wait until the exit interview of their key employees to have career conversations. To learn more about how organizations can easily implement a program to do just that, check out Career Collaborators: Building Career Communities.

     
    • Andrea 9:21 am on 07/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

      My company will be hearing (an earful) about why I’m leaving when I have my exit interview next month. Why? Because nobody between me and the executive director (a LOT of people) wants to hear input, ask questions or consider any aspects of employee engagement. It’s sad. Maybe I’ll email the directress this link 😉

    • Career Collaborators 1:14 pm on 07/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry to hear that communication channels in your organization weren’t conducive to dialogue between employees and management, Andrea. Perhaps in your next role you can try to talk, upfront, to your manager about how important feedback is to helping you do the best job possible. If you frame it as seeking ways to continue learning and improving your performance, you might get a head-start on open communication. Good luck.

  • Career Collaborators 11:05 am on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: career change, 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.

    http://www.empowered.com/what-we-do

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

    http://www.parade.com/what-people-earn/featured/job-happiness-poll-americans-wish-hit-reset-button-on-careers.html

    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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