Posts Tagged "career"

How To Create A Career Bucket List

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the job, according to the most recent State of the American Workplace Gallup poll. Instead of keeping an eye on the clock and the calendar, take the reins by creating a career that you love, experts suggest.


“People often find themselves on a lifelong career journey without a destination in mind, only to look back at some point and realize they are not where they expected or wanted to be professionally,” says Tom Kemp, MBA executive-in-residence at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. “Often this reflection happens when they either find themselves confronted with a job loss or they simply become so disenfranchised that they quit with little idea or thought about what they want to do next.”

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What do you want to be celebrating at your retirement party? Making this list can help keep you motivated and excited about your future.

Here’s How To Make Big Career Decisions You Won’t Regret

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by The Learning Factor

What makes big decisions so hard? As a decision coach, I see many people struggle with tough choices, because they really, really want to have no regrets.


While I’ve never met anyone who felt they got it right 100% of the time, going back to the basics can help you get clear on what you want and feel better about moving forward.


Here are five simple strategies I’ve learned for lessening the odds that you’ll look back and wish you did it differently.

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Making big decisions can be challenging because you’re worried you’ll make the wrong choice. Here’s how to minimize your likelihood of regret.

How To Get A Job In A Field You Didn’t Major In

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

To graduate on time, you probably needed to declare your major by your sophomore year. But by the time graduation rolls around, it wouldn’t be surprising if your career ambitions have shifted to something outside of your major. Perhaps an internship didn’t turn out how you expected, or certain courses dampened your passion for the occupation you thought you wanted to pursue. So, now you’re in a tough spot, where your degree doesn’t quite line up with what it is you want to do.


The upshot? There’s no need to panic. “It’s natural for college students to change their career direction,” says Donald Asher, author of How to Get Any Job with Any Major. Furthermore, employers aren’t as hung up on your major as you might think. “Once you step off campus, hiring managers care a lot less about what your major was,” says Asher. “They care more about the fact that you have a college degree.”


After you’ve secured a diploma, it’s time to convince a potential employer to hire you, regardless of what your degree is in. These five steps can help you start off on the right foot.

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Your degree doesn’t chain you to a field for the rest of your career. Here’s how to use what you’ve already learned to try something else.

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