Chnaging Your Johnson City Career

In this economy, you may not be getting all that you can out of your current occupation. If this is how you feel, then it might be time for a career change. Changing careers is a major decision not to be taken lightly, but if you go through with it, here are some goals to keep in mind while you apply for Johnson City jobs. These tips are courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

1. Establish your goals: according to the Journal, goals relating to career change should be sorted into three categories: short-term goals, intermediate goals, and long-term goals.

2. Do some research: if you do decide to change careers, invest a lot of time into finding out which industries are growing. Job boards and business news publications are the best places to look. The Journal also identifies the Labor Department’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (which can be found on the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics) as a good research source.

3. Take some assessment tests: if you have any hidden skills in need of discovery or re-discovery, assessment tests will help you find them. The three tests that The Journal recommends are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and Campbell Interest & Skill Survey.

4. Find out what skills you’ll need for your new career path: you’ll have to do some more research to cover this step. Networking comes into play as well. Taking classes and doing volunteer work can help you improve on the necessary skills if your credentials are lacking.

5. Revamp your resume:,/b> we have established that your resume should be different for each job; in this case, highlight skills or experience that will be most relevant to your new line of work.

By Kyle Wise

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