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How to recession-proof career with education

How to recession-proof career with education

Career
Wondering how to recession-proof a career is on many minds today. This is a result of the current state of the economy and the high unemployment rate in this country. Fortunately, some employment has bright areas, while others are searching for the light at the end of the tunnel – a recovering economy. As a result, many people are exploring continuing education opportunities for improving their job skills. Enrolling in continuing education programs provides the best opportunity to learn the latest trends in a career field, along with improving on the foundation of current employment skills. This is important regardless of trying to recession-proof a job or not. Employers retain employees who are aware of the latest industry trends which facilitate increased productivity and improve ...
How to finding jobs in today’s economic crisis

How to finding jobs in today’s economic crisis

Career
There is no doubt that many people today are experiencing some form of economic hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobs are lost at an unprecedented rate and the unemployment rate continues to hover more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has surpassed a record set in 1982 of 9.7%. Depression and feeling isolated are normal, but may hinder progress in finding a job. Avoiding negative feelings and isolation are keys to finding work. While no one can predict the future, a positive outlook and engagement with people will increase any chance of success. Here are a few ways to find work. Find a Job with an Updated Resume Employers have minimal time to review resumes. A resume needs to highlight the job seekers accomplishments and strengths over time. ...
How to become a good massage therapist

How to become a good massage therapist

Career
According to some therapists, the decision to become a massage therapist comes from a calling deep within and that placing their hands on someone makes them instantly feel better. Indeed, healing through touch is one of the oldest forms of therapy in existence, practiced as far back as the times of Ancient Egypt and by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Many cultures around the world have as part of their traditions a form of healing touch – the Polynesian royalty of Hawaii performed what is now known as kahuna bodywork as a rite of passage and initiation process into adulthood. The Japanese have incorporated the art of Shiatsu as a daily ritual to be shared between family members. But deciding to turn what is a natural inclination amongst humans – that of healing one another through touch,...
Human resources training: Outdoor business leadership programs

Human resources training: Outdoor business leadership programs

Career
In the hands of experienced human resources training professionals, outdoor management training programs have immense potential as agents of change, and can lead to deep-seated and long lasting beneficial behavioral modifications in participants. The important advantage: it works from the inside out. How Can Business Leadership Training Benefit from Outdoor Leadership Development Programs? When selecting executive education programs for the top echelons, human resources trainers often include outdoor leadership programs that work on the principle of experiential learning. Conducted in the outdoors, usually in wilderness settings, an outdoor leadership program is designed as a series of experiences that put participants through unusual situations and circumstances that get them to r...
Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

Health care careers provide renewed opportunities

Health
Although the health care industry may have to scale back somewhat, the fact remains that people continue to need health care services. The population is aging and technology has made it possible to live longer, and to survive illness and disease that in the past would have taken lives at an earlier stage. That technology has also opened up many new career paths in the health care field.The outlook for health care jobs continues to be good well into the next decade, where as many of the other industries will not see a recovery. A Stepping Stone Approach The health care field offers a unique opportunity to many who wish to take a stepping stone approach to attaining their ultimate goals. For instance, beginning a career as a medical assistant, a phlebotomist, or a certified nursing ...
Proven strategies to cope layoff

Proven strategies to cope layoff

Career
In the months, weeks, and days leading up to a "restructuring", the stress levels within the company escalate as rumors spread and tensions build. When the day finally arrives, many people are actually relieved to be laid off. If they are lucky, they receive a severance package that will give them some breathing space while they refocus and look for another job. They often qualify for employment insurance benefits, and they have the sympathy and support of their friends and family. After the initial period of shock, grief, sadness, and anger, most people recover from being laid off and move on to more satisfying employment opportunities. The Effects of Downsizing on Layoff Survivors But what about those they leave behind? Beyond the pep talk they receive on the day many of their ...