5 Ways to Restart Your Career in the New Year
Make 2011 a Time for Change
The New Year can be a time of new beginnings. Considering the tough economy, many people are using this time to evaluate their careers. Here are five great ways to breathe new life into your profession.
1.) Join the Military: Many branches of the military have enlisted jobs. The Army and Marine Corps call them "MOS's" (Military Occupation Specialties). The Navy and Coast Guard refer to them as "ratings" and the Air Force calls them "AFSC's" (Air Force Specialty Codes) or "career fields." There are over 800 entry-level jobs available for enlisted applicants, depending on your qualifications and their needs. Joining could mean you not only serve your country, but work in your field as well.
For more information on the Midwest Chapter of Job Corps or to speak to a representative, please contact Jennifer (jvandersanden @ empowerpr.com) directly.
2.) Train at Job Corps: There are a lot of people looking for work right now, so some additional training in a specific field may be a great thing to add to the resume. Job Corps gives eligible youth free, specialized training in scores of career paths, making graduates more desirable to employers. Businesses who hire Job Corps graduates are also eligible for up to $2400 in tax credits, depending on the graduate's length of employment and status.
3.) Make a bold move: If you're having trouble finding the right work where you live or don't feel like there's a future for you with your current employer, maybe it's time to make a move. This could mean expanding your job search to other states or possibly other countries where there is more need for people on your career path.
4.) Become the boss: Don't remain frozen in status quo, make your dreams of starting your own business a reality. There are a lot of services out there to guide you along your way to becoming a successful business owner. Just be sure you have a steady plan in place and are able to take the risk.
5.) Start over: So you went to nursing school when you really wanted to become a chef? Maybe this is the year to start over and do something completely new. It's something many people think about, but never act on. Consider your options and weigh out the risk in this as well, before making on drastic decisions.
About Job Corps
Job Corps is primarily a vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that assists young people in obtaining a viable vocation and earning a high school diploma or GED. The program gives eligible youth ages 16 to 24 the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and life. Employers who hire Job Corps graduates not only get fully trained employees, but tax credits from the federal government. Job Corps has Midwest offices located in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri, offering more than 100 trades. For more information on the program log onto https://www.jobcorps.gov.
Jennifer Vander Sanden
Empower Public Relations
625 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
jvandersanden @ empowerpr.com
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