Monday, September 14, 2009

Shifting gears: SUCCESSFUL RECAREERING with Joyce Schwarz

Another oldie but goodie found at -- so I'm giving it to you here, ENJOY!

If you've felt stalled in your career lately, you're not alone You're Not Alone may refer to:

"You're Not Alone" (Chicago song)

"You're Not Alone" (Embrace song)

"You're Not Alone" (Olive song)

"You're Not Alone" (Shaye song)

. Many workers, faced with layoffs, changing technologies or corporate reengineering have determined they're no longer suited for their chosen profession. Either by choice or design, they've opted to switch careers. Such a decision can't be made in haste Adv. 1. in haste - in a hurried or hasty manner; "the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful"; "hastily, he scanned the headlines"; "sold in haste and at a sacrifice"

hastily, hurriedly , however. Should you decide to leap, you'll want to be sure to look - and reach out - first.

Having a secure network in place to provide guidance, moral support and career linkages can help take some of the uncertainty out of your search, while safeguarding you against failure. Joyce. A. Schwarz, a Hollywood-based career packager and author of Successful Recareering (Career Press, Hawthorne, N.J., $12.95), suggests that you establish your own "board of advisers" who can do this for you.

These advisers can be culled from all walks of life and should include people who know you, as well as individuals you'd like to know better. "Aside from advising you, they can also do some matchmaking Matchmaking
Levi, Dolly style that might eventually result in your getting your dream job," says Schwarz.