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Planning a Career Change at 50 in California

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 2:43:52 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Interviewing

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Evaluating a Career Change at 50

Making a career change at 50 years or older can be a daunting decision because many people feel that it is a time-barred decision. This is despite a 2014 study by The Conference Board, which indicated that over half of American employees are unsatisfied with their current jobs. Although younger employees may easily make a career transition, staying at your current workplace until retirement may seem a better option if you are 50 years or older.

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Why Redding? - Community & Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 7:15:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Company Culture

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Redding, California - Community, Culture, Schooling & Family

The hustle and bustle and fast-pace of city life can be alluring. For a while. Smaller towns are a great place to raise a family, retire and enjoy a slower pace of life. They are normally safer, have better school systems and higher community engagement. Redding is no different.

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Why Redding? - Real Estate Market

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 4:16:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Company Culture

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Real Estate Opportunities at the Right Price

Ah, the American Dream. Owning a home. If you live in California it indeed feels more like a dream than a reality. Californian cities are filled with small homes with large price tags. Unless, of course, you are looking for your American Dream in the hidden gem of the North State, Redding California.

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How To Decide if You Should Quit Your Job Before Finding Another

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job

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How to Decide if Quitting a Job Before Getting Another is a Good Idea for You

"Take This Job and Shove It" says the old song by Johnny Paycheck. Anyone who has been in the workforce for any length of time has considered saying this at least once over the years. Half of those you ask say you should keep your current job while looking for another one. The other half says to quit and take a chance. What is the correct action? You may be surprised to hear that there is no one correct answer. It is a decision you need to think about, consider all factors and then decide what is best for you personally. Let's take a look at the things to consider before making your decision.

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What Exactly Is a Career Path Anyway? | Career Path Definition

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 6:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers

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Ever Wondered Just What People Mean When They Say Career Path? You Are Not Alone

It starts in high school. Guidance counselors start talking to you about the classes you need to prepare you for your career path. Most likely you are confused at that point. You plan on graduating, getting a job or going to college and probably know what field you'd like to work in eventually. What is this career path that they keep mentioning? In simple terms, it means the way you plan on getting from where you are today to that ultimate career you want to spend your life doing.

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How To Land A New Career When You’re Past 50

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2016 11:25:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job

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Welcome back to the job board Generation X.

You’ve been working hard tirelessly for several decades now.

But, you’re ready for something new, fresh, and exciting.

You’re competing against the millennials, and all of their tech-savvy skills for the latest jobs in Northern California, and that can certainly hold you back from trying to explore new career opportunities.

California’s economy is still recovering too, which means the competition is fierce for open positions.

None of these reasons have to hold you back, though.

If you are ready to take the leap and make a dramatic career change in your 50s, you can do it painlessly.

After all, the idea of retiring in the next decade isn’t anything crossing your mind. Instead, you’re ready to tackle the workforce and show those millennials what you got.

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How Temporary Jobs Can Help You Change Careers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2016 9:48:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers

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Do you ever feel as if you are stuck in a rut as far as your job is concerned? There is an old saying that the difference between a groove and a rut is the depth of the hole. When you feel as if you are just spinning your wheels and you are ready for a job change, the opportunities are practically endless. Taking full advantage of those opportunities, however, may require some fancy footwork on your part.

Rather than simply jumping out of one career and into another, it may be to your advantage to ease your way into new waters. Although it can be rather exciting to make a big change, it can also be overwhelming when you suddenly find yourself in an area where you are unfamiliar and perhaps even struggling to keep afloat. What can you do to make the transition as seamless as possible? Temporary jobs can help you change careers by allowing you to try out a particular career for a short amount of time.

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Why Work In Redding, California

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Latest News

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Why Work In Redding, California

Is it time to change careers? It is not only important to decide what you are going to do for work, it is also important to determine where you will work. Making the right decision in this regard is not only going to benefit you in your work life, it can have a positive impact on your home life as well. When it comes to choosing where you will work, the old axiom would certainly apply, "The world is your oyster." If you have your heart set on the beauty and benefits of northern California, however, don't overlook the possibility of working in Redding. Once you learn the reasons why this area is so attractive, your decision will practically be made for you.

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3 Signs You Are Ready To Change Careers

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2016 2:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers

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Changing careers can feel like completely changing your life. And in some ways it is. You spend 40+ hours a week at work. That’s around 25% of your life and 50% of your waking hours in a week. Making sure that you are not only happy, but using your abilities in a way that is fulfilling to you matters. Who wants to spend 25% of their life doing something they hate? No one! But how do you know when it’s time to push through and see where the job goes, or finally change careers?

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Best Jobs For Millennials

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Changing Careers, Getting A Job, Latest News

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CareerCast and Young Invincibles both conducted studies of the top jobs for millennials. You are a millennial if you are born between 1982 and 2004 according to Strauss and Howe. This means you are between the age of 12 and 34. Millennials are the newest to join the workforce and coming out of high school and college in an economy that is far from great. So which jobs are millennials best for?

Career Cast and Young Invincibles found the following after interviewing 200 and 400 respectively. CareerCast used metrics that consisted of the degree of competitiveness, amount of public contact, physical demands, work conditions, salary and growth opportunities. Young Invincibles used salaries, projected growth and access for young adults.

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