Welcoming Guest Blogger Frank Szewczyk
Know thyself may be the best and most underrated advice the world has ever received. According to Socrates, knowing thyself is the beginning of wisdom. Knowing oneself is essential to career and life satisfaction. Knowing myself has been a crucial ingredient in my life and career satisfaction.Read More
Welcoming Guest Blogger Katie Pecis
After having reached another milestone in her career, guest blogger, Katie Pecis shares two tips in her post that she has found helpful in successfully navigating and embracing change, both personally and professionally.Read More
Welcoming Guest Blogger Tom Drouin
As Tom Drouin approached retirement he began to consider “A Different Kind of Work”. Read Tom’s article to find out how he’s managed to integrate the use of his professional skills and pursuits of personal enjoyment into one fulfilling retirement.Read More
Welcoming Guest Blogger Alain Roy
Welcoming Guest Blogger Jessica Gibbons-Rauch
What do you do when your whole life you have told you are a shoe, you are a shoe, you are a shoe but you don’t want to be a shoe? Maybe you want to be a hat? These immortal words brought about by Rachel Green in Friends are as applicable to a career as…Read More
Don’t Guess. Assess. OR Putting Assessments Under the Magnifying Glass
Before moving on to Step 2 of the Illinois Career Development Association’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development, I’d like to devote a bit of space to addressing the actual process of taking the interest and personality assessments I referenced in Step 1. And yes, I see the taking of these assessments to be a…Read More
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development — Step 1
To continue on with the subject of proactive career development, let’s focus on the first step of the Illinois Career Development Association’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development introduced in my last blog.
Step 1. Assess your interests, personality type, transferable skills and values.
This step is, indeed, both the best place to begin and return to any time there is a major change in your life, especially any time you find yourself at another career decision-making fork in the road. The following types of assessments can help you gather the most current and complete information about YOU and help you to make the “best fit” career choices throughout your lifetime.Read More
Proactive or Reactive: Which Word Describes Your Approach to Career Development?
Proactive or Reactive: Which word describes your approach to career development? Here are a few points for taking the proactive approach.Read More