Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Career Contractions and Birth Pangs

No woman who has experienced the birth of a child can truly forget the pain of contractions. They HURT!!!!!!!!!!!!! The contractions prepare the body for a baby's imminent arrival through the birth canal. Contractions in essence are giving notice to the uterus that it is soon to be finished with its work of nourishing the baby.

The labor market is doing much of the same. It is giving life to new opportunities while making former occupations obsolete. The birth of a new economy based on knowledge, continual learning, flexibility and results will be born regardless of our objections to this change.

The key? Are you prepared for the arrival of a new, bouncing and healthy market that will demand much time and focus as you retool and begin this next step in your career journey.

It is worth everything. The reason? Like children, everything you expend on your career is not an expense but rather an investment.

Start that investment today.

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