New Year, New Career

How many of you decided that 2014 would be the year that you finally made that career change you’ve been thinking about? This past year I managed a career change of my own, and I’d like to share how I was able to do so. I asked my co-worker (that originally interviewed me) as well as my manager for some insight into how I “stood out” from the crowd and why they were willing to take a chance on someone with a different background. Here is what I learned:

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Off the Market

Take a moment to remember back to the feeling you had when you signed off on your first home and drove by your new residence the next day to see a “SOLD” banner slapped up against the “For Sale” sign. Or reflect on the vows you said to your spouse on your wedding day, uniting the two of you together forever. In both cases, you were making a long-term commitment and essentially taking something or someone “off the market.”

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Staffing at the Speed of Light: Are you Keeping Up?

By now you’ve seen the Ozzy Osbourne/Justin Beiber commercial originally aired during this month’s Super Bowl. Best Buy’s premise of “Technology moves fast. Don’t get left behind” depicts an aged Ozzy trying to get used to the “now” 4G technology rapidly adapting to an advanced 6G service. Trying his best, but still clearly lost, he remarks, “How many bloody Gs are there?” As humorous as this 30 second bit is, it’s an all-too-real glimpse of the future awaiting many of us. For some, that future is already here.

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