Proactive Career Development
Fall is here and we start to turn our thoughts to the holidays. There’s so much to do and think about that any work-related decisions often get pushed off until NEXT year. The reason(excuse) we give ourselves is that no one will make any major changes until the new year or until the next fiscal year begins. Well, in fact, that last thought is one that may not be entirely true.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
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 5
This is the sixth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA).
Step 5. Be a life-long learner by engaging in professional development opportunities.
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Development — Step 4
This is the fifth in my series of blog posts on the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development created by the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA)
Step4. Network in person and via social media throughout your career.
Welcoming Guest Blogger Alain Roy
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development — Step 3
This is the fourth in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA) Five Steps of Proactive Career Development. The “FOCUS” of today’s post is on …
Step 3: Develop and sustain a clear focus or mission for your life’s work and re-evaluate regularly.
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
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 2
ICDA’s Five Steps of Proactive Career Development – Step 2. Gather and maintain current, accurate and comprehensive information about your chosen field. This is the third in my series of blog posts on the Illinois Career Development Association (ICDA) Five Steps of Proactive Career Development as previously published on the My College Planning Team web…Read More
Welcoming our first guest blogger, Laura Kendall Zimmerman!
Choosing to embark on a new career path is a difficult decision that can be confusing and frightening. I know; I’ve done it several times now. After graduating from college, I spent years bouncing around varying fields that interested me, never landing anywhere that made me feel happy or fulfilled. Luckily, I found Career Path…Read More