Career Counseling is for People of Any Age.
The correct career choice after school is not nearly as important as we think. Career Counseling from a creative career counselor should be considered at any age. In particular, parents can afford to be less stressed about making the ‘correct’ life choice for their child as it is more likely that the child will have several careers over a working life that should span 50 years or more!
The world has changed and it is important to realize that opportunities abound at every age. Here is just a short list of examples of people who have been bold and turned the ordinary into something extra-ordinary.
The stories are real, but the people’s names have been changed.
Ordinary People with Extraordinary Careers
From Motorbike mechanic to Forensic Accountant and wine maker
Career counseling at school level found no fertile ground in Bernard. He … Read the rest
Project Management Skills Training Courses
Project Management Skills Training courses are only 50% of the requirement to become a project manager.
Project management is different from many other professions or careers. It is not a skill you can acquire simply by going to college, doing some training or doing some courses. The knowledge and skills are built by a combination of industry or specialist knowledge, people management experience supported by project management training and courses. The mix of skills can can only be gained over years by building on each subskill in layers with a fair amount of all the ingredients at every level.
A good project manager will have industry and work experience and formal Project Management training courses or education to form the basis. It will further require specific project management experience with a successful track record before you will be recognized as a Project … Read the rest
Changing Careers during a Midlife Crisis
Are you facing a midlife crisis yet?
If retirement is on your horizon you should be facing a major mid life crisis because you are about to face a harsh reality. Changing Careers is the more life enhancing option. Online education from certificate courses to online college degrees are more accessible than people realise.
The first world average Life Expectancy is approaching 90 years. Government and all other pension funds have all come under immense pressure in dealing with a growing non-productive retired community. Know that Institutional problems become the problems of the individuals depending on them.
It is unrealistic to imagine that we can be supported by our parents and governments into our 20′s, then work for some 35 years and again be supported by the system for a further 35 years.
That means that on average we work for 38% of our … Read the rest