Career Transition

Making the decision to change careers, or making the change from school to work can be a huge step. Career transitions can take place in several forms. School-to-work transition programs offer students in secondary and post-secondary schools support in their career planning and development. Or perhaps an individual’s professional goals have changed and they are shifting careers as an adult. They may be moving from one department to another within an existing company, or, perhaps starting over with a career in an entirely new line of work. Whichever the case, there are many career transition services that offer counseling, training, and support for the upcoming changes that may impact a person’s finances, stress levels, personal, and professional lives when changing careers. Are you considering making a change, and you would like to find an expert in career counseling to help you take the next best step? Do you need help with resume writing, or interview training? Would you like help identifying your strengths, so you can know what career areas to focus on? Career decisions are important, and we are here to help you make them.

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Ballet Dancers in Career Transition

Sixteen Success Stories

A professional dancer’s career, like a professional athlete’s, lasts an average of 10 to 15 years. Once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable, but dancers still have many years of adult life ahead. The challenge for many is making the transition into a new career. Motivated by her own career transition, author Nancy Upper interviewed former ballet dancers who made successful transitions into new careers after they stopped performing. Part 1 of the book features dancers who remained in ballet-related careers. Part 2 features four individuals who chose careers outside the field of dance. Part 3 focuses on dancers who pursued non-dance careers that help dancers and other performing artists. Appendices include the marketable qualities dancers develop as a result of their training, career transition tips, transition resources, and a graph mapping the transition process.

From Police to Security Professional

A Guide to a Successful Career Transition

Former police and military personnel possess attractive skill sets for the private security industry; however, the transition to the corporate arena is not without challenges. Competition for these jobs is fierce. Many candidates possess degrees in security management—some having spent their entire professional careers in private security. From Police to Security Professional: A Guide to a Successful Career Transition provides tips on overcoming the inherent obstacles law enforcement professionals face in making the switch and supplies a practical roadmap for entry into the private security world. The foundation of the book comes from the author’s own journey and the many hurdles he encountered transitioning to private sector security. With his help, you’ll learn: The unique skills, experience, and mentality required to enter into the private security industry from a law enforcement background The opportunities available and the different areas within the industry—including benefits and income potential How to properly evaluate your training portfolio How to tailor your resume to garner the attention of hiring executives The many professional associations and certifications that could be helpful in your career Vital to your ability to succeed is understanding that security management has evolved into a distinct profession in its own right—one that brings with it different education, experience, and skill sets that clearly differentiate it from law enforcement. This book will help you better understand and be prepared for the policies, processes, and a corporate environment that operates in a very different way than the police structure to which you are accustomed. With the author’s help, you’ll give yourself every advantage to get the job and succeed in your new career.

Do Over

Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

I had to work at big companies and small companies. I had to get hired and fired several times. I had to find my dream job, then walk away from it. But after all that, I can now say the following with absolute certainty- You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you've had it since day one. Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you've had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common- relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another. Now it's time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, creating a Career Savings Account . This unique approach will give you the power to call a Do Over-whether you're twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You'll have the resources to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You'll even rescue your Mondays as you discover how to work toward the job you've always wanted! Just as a bank account protects you during a financial crunch, a Career Savings Account protects you during a career crunch. You need a CSA because you'll eventually face at least one of these major transitions- - You will hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself. - You will experience a Career Bump and unexpectedly lose your job, requiring strong relationships to survive. - You will make a Career Jump to a new role, requiring solid character to push through uncertainty and chaos. - You will get a surprise Career Opportunity, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it. It took me sixteen years to figure out how to call a Do Over on my career. Please don't wait sixteen more seconds before starting yours.

WIT and WISDOM: Journeys through Career Transition

The Women in Transition (WIT) career group is an example of an adaptive leadership structure that is self-directed, collaborative and engaging. Whether an individual is actively looking for a job or not, the insights acquired from the journeys of the women who tell their stories will no doubt be thought provoking. Just as in the WIT group, it is hoped that readers will learn and benefit from the experience of others. In this way, the book further extends the reach of WIT with the hope that readers will act to continuously build and nourish their connections to assure a network that may be a lifelong benefit.

Career Transitions in Sport

International Perspectives

This book was written for sport psychologists and other practitioners who are concerned with the well-being of athletes who are facing the difficult transition from a sports career and the regret anxiety and identity loss that can accompany retirement. This is a groundbreaking collaboration by international scholars providing an overview of empirical theoretical and applied perspectives on sports career transitions.

Essential Career Transition Coaching Skills

Career moves (even positive ones) can be disruptive for the individual, and the psychological impact of changing roles or careers is often underestimated. Career transition coaching is a relatively new field, but one that is highly relevant in the modern world. In Essential Career Transition Coaching Skills, Caroline Talbott explores the most effective career transition coaching techniques and explains the psychology behind them. Looking at both self-motivated and enforced career changes, the book pays particular attention to the psychological processes experienced by the client, so that the coach can understand and anticipate their reactions and help them make the most successful career moves. It covers general skills, tools and techniques that can be applied to any career transition as well as more specific examples such as moving from management into leadership, aspiring business owners and career changers. Case studies illustrating the methods of experienced coaches and step-by-step guides to coaching techniques are also included. Ideal for those already experienced in general coaching and looking to specialise, as well as anyone whose job requires coaching skills, such as managers and HR professionals, this timely book provides a comprehensive guide to the whole transition cycle – from choosing a career direction or change, to making a move and adapting successfully.

The Military to Civilian Transition Guide

A Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel. 2014-2015 Edition. Original editions known as From Army Green to Corporate Gray; From Navy Blue to Corporate Gray; and From Air Force Blue to Corporate Gray; or The Corporate Gray Series of Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Books

Career Transition Pocketbook

A practical, easy-to-use guide for job changers and job seekers, The Career Transition Pocketbook details seven key stages to the career transition process: self-questioning, goal setting, preparing a career history, networking, applying for jobs, getting ready for interviews and evaluating job offers. Each stage is described in a separate chapter.

#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING Tweet Book04

Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today's Environment

In our modern, often volatile economy, we can no longer expect permanent or long term employment with any one employer. Today's worker has, on average, multiple jobs and even multiple careers. Layoffs, terminations, and pink slips are so universal that they are now euphemistically called downsizing or rightsizing. But whatever the label, the process is no easier to deal with--not for the employee whose services are being terminated nor for the organization and executives who initiate the termination. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to all this turbulence, and that is that the concept of career transition is here to stay. Career transition is the process by which the terminating organization assists terminated employees with making the transition and often helps in the search for new employment. While the benefits to the employee are apparent, what is less clear are the benefits to the company effecting the downsizing. Career transition helps displaced employees understand the business reasons for tough corporate decisions. By keeping such displaced, often disgruntled, employees focused on their own future, it shifts attention away from personal negatives like depression and greater ills like expensive lawsuits. Strategic and compassionate career transition services have therefore become part of today's corporate environment. In "#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today's Environment" career transition expert "Barbara Safani" collaborates with Amazon best-selling author "Mitchell Levy" to show you how to make the career transition journey a little bit easier. A worthy read for any mid- or senior-level executive who is faced either directly or indirectly with the prospect of downsizing, this little volume packs a punch well above its weight. It will help you and your organization manage a difficult downsizing process smoothly, while preserving your company's reputation and treating displaced employees with dignity and respect. "#SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE LEARNING tweet Book04: Career Transition Training and Services That Work in Today's Environment" is part of the THiNKaha series whose slim and handy books contain 140 well-thought-out quotes (tweets/ahas).

Back in Control

How to Stay Sane, Productive, and Inspired in Your Career Transition

With over fifteen years of experience Diane Wilson shows that you can manage the mental and emotional underpinnings of transition to your benefit. She puts you back in control with actions that increase emotional balance, confidence, intuition, energy, and productivity. After reading this book, you'll view transition as an opportunity instead of a formidable chore.

Ready, Aim, Hired: Survival Tactics for Job and Career Transition

Planning for a Successful Career Transition

The Physician's Guide to Managing Career Change

Practicing medicine today may seem a far cry from what you envisioned when you first embarked upon it Perhaps you even sometimes wonder if it's time to reevaluate that career choice and explore an entirely different career path.

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The Women's Centre of Halton - Employment Services - Oakville

Employment Services teach a variety of skills in a woman-centred environment.
* personal skills assessments
* unique approach to barriers that are faced by women entering the work force, tailored to specific needs
* explore educational opportunities or career advancement
* explore job markets, target appropriate organizations
* learn to self-promote
* teaches resume/cover letter writing
* job searching, interviewing and networking skills
* networking, self-marketing
* write sample thank you letters, follow up calls scripts
* attend information sessions/career fairs
* explore self-employment options

Group workshops and individual coaching available.

* five week series offered five times yearly * call for information

Hamilton. Ontario Works - Career Development Centre

Career development and employment strategy library * Career and community resource information * Employment counselling * Employment placement service * Employment support workshops * Job search and application resources * Helping Hands program

The Women's Centre of Halton - Employment Services - Oakville

Employment Services teach a variety of skills in a woman-centred environment.
* personal skills assessments
* unique approach to barriers that are faced by women entering the work force, tailored to specific needs
* explore educational opportunities or career advancement
* explore job markets, target appropriate organizations
* learn to self-promote
* teaches resume/cover letter writing
* job searching, interviewing and networking skills
* networking, self-marketing
* write sample thank you letters, follow up calls scripts
* attend information sessions/career fairs
* explore self-employment options

Group workshops and individual coaching available.

* five week series offered five times yearly * call for information

McMaster University - Student Success Centre - Gilmour Hall - Room 110

Students are supported with programs and services in the areas of student orientation, leadership, service-learning, volunteerism, educational planning, employment and career transition from the time of offer acceptance up to 5 years after convocation.

Centre for Skills Development - English as a Second Language and Immigrant Services, Burlington - South Service Rd - Burlington - South Service Rd

Settlement program (formerly Immigrant and Settlement and Adaptation Program):
* services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society including orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community including:

* LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
* ESL classes (English as a Second Language)
* Labour Market Access for Newcomers includes Job Search Workshops and Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
* free Commissioner of Oaths services available * call for an appointment

* visit the website for more information

Centre for Skills Development - English as a Second Language and Immigrant Services, Burlington - South Service Rd - Burlington - South Service Rd

Settlement program (formerly Immigrant and Settlement and Adaptation Program):
* services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society including orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community including:

* LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
* ESL classes (English as a Second Language)
* Labour Market Access for Newcomers includes Job Search Workshops and Enhanced Language Training (ELT)
* free Commissioner of Oaths services available * call for an appointment

* visit the website for more information

Hamilton. Ontario Works - Career Development Centre

Career development and employment strategy library * Career and community resource information * Employment counselling * Employment placement service * Employment support workshops * Job search and application resources * Helping Hands program

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Apatisiwin Program

Provides support and assistance to clients in their pursuit of permanent employment, through resume writing, job search counseling, and computer access, fax/photocopying services, access to job listings, training course listing, education/occupation resources. Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning "Employment, Training and Jobs".

Goodwill, The Amity Group - Goodwill Career Centre - 225 King William St

Committed to assisting individuals overcome barriers to employment through identifying and reaching their employment goals. Programs include: * Case Management * Pre Employment Skills * Training* Labour Market Re-Entry Assistance * Online Job Board * Youth Job Connection

Centre for Skills Development - English as a Second Language and Immigrant Services, Burlington - Appleby Line - Burlington - Appleby Line

The Settlement program (formerly Immigrant and Settlement and Adaptation Program) provides services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society. They include orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment and programs to welcome newcomers to the community.

* LINC/ESL classes (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada and English as a Second Language)
* Get Ready To Work (GRTW)
* Settlement Information Specialists

* Free Commissioner of Oaths services available - call for an appointment
* Visit the website for more information

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre - Apatisiwin Program

Provides support and assistance to clients in their pursuit of permanent employment, through resume writing, job search counseling, and computer access, fax/photocopying services, access to job listings, training course listing, education/occupation resources. Apatisiwin is a Swampy Cree word meaning "Employment, Training and Jobs".

Industry Education Council of Hamilton

Committed to connecting students, educators and parents with the people and resources in the community that deal with all facets of career discovery and exploration.

Programs and services include:
Career Exploration
Engineers in the Classroom
MIGHTY- Mentors in Greater Hamilton Teaching Youth Entrepreneur Program
ELATE III Program - School to work transition program
ESTATE Program- ‘Employer Skills Training Advantage To Employment’