|Tips for changing careers
(NAPSI)—A challenging economy has forced many Americans to consider a career change. Whether such a move is prompted by a desire for more money or fulfillment or the need to find a job in a changing economy, making such a major change usually requires research.
• Think about what interests you. Could you turn a current hobby into a career? For example, if you love travel, you might want to work for a travel agent. A love of airplanes might inspire a mechanic to try airplane repair.
• Consider the skills you already have and how they might fit into alternative career choices. Can your love of math be channeled into teaching math, finance or tax time preparation?
• Look at which industries are growing. Consider where the jobs are. For example, while many highly qualified unemployed and underemployed business professionals struggle to find job opportunities, others are building new and fulfilling careers as financial representatives in the insurance industry.
Throughout the next year, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America will hire more than 800 financial representatives by targeting and recruiting career changers as part of its distribution force recruitment strategy. Even before the economic downturn, many of the company’s financial representatives came to it after successful careers in other industries.
For more information, visit www.GuardianLife.com.