If you find that your career is in a funk, you need to do something to shake things up. This, you might rejoin, is easier said than done. Career changes are dicey propositions. They require time and effort, and you have no guarantee that any pay-off awaits you.
Education is one tried and true way of escaping career doldrums. Going back to school to burnish and increase your skills can give the competitive edge necessary for greater earnings and professional esteem.
The prospect of finding the proper school represents a lot of work in its own right -- work you'd have to take on in addition to the work already required of you. If you indeed feel it necessary to do this extra work, then, you want it to be as efficient as possible so that it consumes as few of your leisure hours as possible.
One online institution has endeavored to make the work of finding the right postsecondary education a bit easier. "Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it will be hosting a free career education webinar for current Bryant & Stratton College Online students, prospective students and anyone else interested in learning how to manage career advancements, transitions and changes," reports a September 13, 2011 Marketwire press release. "The free webinar, titled 'Getting from Here to There,' will take place on Thursday, September 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT."
Scheduled to lead the seminar is career guru Kim Dority, who has become something of a fixture in these Bryant & Stratton events. Dority will distill her decade-plus experience into sage advice for aspiring young professionals.
The Marketwire press release quotes Dority as saying that "'In today's competitive job market, individuals need to have a focused strategy when it comes to making career changes.'" Such focus involves "'building a foundation of information, connections and resources to develop and execute a smart, realistic plan. Whether the goal is to earn a promotion, transition to a new role or company or switch careers entirely, this webinar will provide practical tips to attendees on how to best position themselves for success.'"
Covered in Dority's webinar will be the following 3 core concerns:
The Marketwire press release quotes Dority as stating that her webinar "'is designed to give those in the workforce the tools and knowledge they need to take the first step and learn that with the right plan, transitioning is possible.'"
It's heartening to see an institution like Bryant & Stratton College offering this webinar not only to its students but to the public as well. A career change is something in which many working stiffs are no doubt interested, but perhaps they lack the knowledge or wherewithal to make this into more than a vague aspiration. Lucrative and rewarding careers -- whether they're in organizational management or instructional technology -- need not be out of anyone's reach. Bryant & Stratton Colleges intends to make this fact apparent.