By now we’re all familiar with the litany: healthcare is where the jobs are, now and in the future. Nursing, of course, faces a critical shortage and will thus remain as one of the most in-demand careers in healthcare, but did you know that there are many other healthcare-related positions also experiencing a dearth of qualified applicants? If you’re considering a career change and want to enter the fast-growing field of healthcare occupations, expand your options by checking out these other crucial medical positions.
The stress of losing a job can be quickly overshadowed by the pressure of finding a new one. On average it can take anywhere from one to five months to successfully complete the search for a new job. But don’t let this discourage you. With a good handle on task management and effective prioritizing, it is very possible to compress your job search. The beginning stage of the search must begin with a positive outlook and hopeful attitude, because you will more assuredly be the next new hire if you are seen as someone who exhibits resiliency in the face of adversity.
Social media is fast becoming a popular tool for job search. Sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are becoming a primary means for people to connect with one another, not only professionally but socially as well. In this day and age, families and friends often reside great distances from one another and these sites provide a great way to stay in touch.
The instability of our current economy has created a new wave of unemployment, budget cuts, layoffs and an endangerment to the term, “job security.” With employment becoming more of a privilege than a right, there is an increase in stress both in the workplace and for those displaced from their jobs and their careers. Despite the feeling of hopelessness that losing a job can generate, it is very possible to learn how to manage this stress and to face the adversity of unemployment with a positive attitude. Choosing to learn some basic techniques and utilize them, can not only positively affect your stress level, but it can create a more likely scenario to find future employment.
The boom economy of the past few years brought me many clients who were doing well financially--in some cases, very well--but felt a longing for more satisfaction in their work. They had good salaries and job security, but didn't feel fulfilled by what they were doing. They took career assessments to try to find what was missing, and often our work together helped them understand why a "good job" wasn't making them happy. They realized that some of their dreams had been pushed aside as they saw the opportunity for financial gain in a strong labor market.