Monday, June 2, 2008

Take Stock

The Marylhurst University Life Planning and Career Development Program in Portland, Oregon, is geared to adults in transition. It focuses on evaluating strengths and preferences, creating a vision,
and developing a new life plan (800.634.9982, ext. 6260; on the web [Source: "25 Ways to Reinvent Yourself" originally published in Modern Maturity January - February 2000, transcribed by Greg Olszewski]

GTO's Thoughts: A program like Marylhurst's would certainly be helpful to a lot of people. I did some digging and found that my local community college (CCAC) offers a 2-credit course on this very subject. Perhaps you could check with your local college.

Couldn't hurt.

My alma mater, Penn State, offers lifetime career services to alumni. Current students also have the opportunity to use their resources. The website is Job fairs are held at least twice a year and the University also keeps extensive job listings online through their Nittany Lion Recruiting site -

If you're a PSU alum in need of a new career, definitely check those sites out.

But there's a ton of other job resources online. Aside from, another website I tried was Their Career Interest Test was fun, informative, and free. (You'll have to pay for an expanded report.) But it's definitely worth checking out.

Of course, an obvious suggestion is to try Googling/Yahooing/
Dogpiling "new career" or "career change" for more ideas.

Let me know what you find!

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