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Closed Door, Open Window

Closed Door, Open Window

Going through a career change can be difficult, but finding that next job can be as easy as finding out which careers are in demand and then seeing if it aligns with the career path that you had in mind.

Don't be disillusioned if you lost your job. Use this as an opportunity to take the first step into the career change that can land you your dream job. Go for it!

Instead of being focused on just landing any other job and being hesitant about switching careers, view your next job as the next step in a long career path. Don't put so much pressure on yourself either. It doesn't have to be the perfect job, just the right step in the direction of your ideal job and where you would like to end up.

Did you decide to pursue a career change after losing your job? How did you do it? [Cincinnati Enquirer]

Posted: 5/14/08
mutheruv5

I was injured on the job and medically released from work 10 years ago this August. I was awarded Voc Rehab by the Workman's comp court. THey have found nothing in ten years. The State insisted I go to another doctor 500 miles away. He too has said I will NOT return to work, unless I work from home. The problem is finding someone qualified to teach me to do something from home as I cannot leave my house for training. Even SSD and SSI judge said as long as I can doodle I can work. I am not pyhsically disfigured and don't walk with a limp - but he's right - I can doodle and type too. I just don't know what job this qualifies me to do from my home. Any ideas? I'm stumped. Like I said - I've been trying to figure this out for ten years.

csterling

I am 60 and unemployed recently. Being that I am unemployed I can go to Career Centers in my state and get the help I need to retrain and to find employment. These are in every state as far as I know. No one is going to come forward and tell you all the help that is out there, it sort of requires some homework on your part and you do have to file out lots of forms and jump through hoops, is it worth it, well, I think so. I am getting funding for Micro Soft Office Programs and PC Network Professional. I am taking the risks and retraining. Attitude is an important factor and I have no money, property or funds. I am living on a very low amount of unemployment, but I am willing to do what it takes to finish these classes and begin a new career that I feel will even be better than the one I left. If you lost your job because of illness you should check out what is available for retraining for yourself. Platitudes are what we use to fake it till we make it. I can relate that it is difficult when someone else is giving you platitudes instead of answers, but in a way, in order to get the answers you may have to adopt a few platitudes.

jfandray

That's great as long as you have the money to take your time, or you are not confronted with huge medical expenses from an illness that caused you to lose your job in the first place. This is my first visit to your site and all ready I'm sick of the platitudes.