Career Change

Channel your Job Search toward Small Business Ownership

July 11, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

Looking for new employment often provokes in people a bit of soul-searching about career goals and the possibly of a career transition. For many, this might mean serious consideration about small business ownership. This is no easy decision because, according to, 8 out of 10 small businesses fail within the initial 18 months.  So […]


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Mastering the Art of Quitting Your Job

June 20, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  Quitting your job can be a very uncomfortable thing to do. However, the days of holding onto a job for many years—even decades—are long gone. In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that people, on average, change jobs an average of approximately 12 times during their careers with millennials doing so at a […]


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Navigate a Successful Career Change through Careful Management

June 6, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  The decision to make a career change can be simultaneously scary and exhilarating. In most cases, careers and jobs make up an important part of people’s identify and self-worth, not to mention their ability to produce a living wage. So taking the plunge into a career change is not a decision to take lightly. […]


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Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

May 30, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on […]


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Take Control of Your Job Search Campaign

May 9, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

As a professional résumé writer and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner, I have helped hundreds of people who are looking for job and/or career opportunities. These people generally fall within one of three categories: 1) attacking the job search with energy and drive; 2) actively pursuing opportunities that they see; or 3) passively waiting for opportunities […]


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Will Job Fairs Help You Find a Great Job?

May 2, 2017 Steven Watson, PhD, CPRW Career Change

  Job fairs have gotten a bad rap over time as resembling more of a meat market than job search opportunity. While it may be easy to dismiss job fairs as a waste of time, a better option is to develop reasonable expectations regarding what can and probably cannot be accomplished by attending. It is […]


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Leveraging Your Skills to Start a New Career

April 28, 2017 Nicole Slaughter-Graham Career Change

  Today’s job market doesn’t exactly lend itself to staying with the same company until retirement like people did some years ago. Volatility within the market, lack of employee benefits, and sometimes boredom can lead to a career change. Maybe you’ve been in the same career for a while, and you’re ready to move into […]


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