We move back and forth between education, work, family needs, and leisure doubling and tripling roles during different stages of our career development. Transitions flow back and forth like a hopscotch game. You might go to school, work, have a family while continuing to work, then retrain, start a new career and start the cycle again. Sound familiar?
"Fire Up Your Profile" pg.124
The best time to find meaningful experience, learn new skills and find work you like to do is while you are in college or a career training program. Internships, volunteer work, and relevant temporary work.
Job Change Transitions
You have experience and now you are changing careers because you are choosing a different direction or your employer is changing directions without you.
You have amazing and often diverse experience from your service in the military. Now is the time to translate that military experience into civilian language.
Experienced Worker Transitions
You have years of experience. You may have gained expertise in a specific area or you may have diverse experience. Now is the time to assess your economic standing and decide what you want to do next. Are you ready to adjust your schedule and work differently, are you looking for a full time job, or do you have the ability to choose the work you want to do? It is time to use your "Entrepreneurial Spirit" to make career decisions.