Article – “6 Ways to Know If You Need a Career Change — Or Just a Job Change?”

200299540-001It’s not always that easy to tell if you’re ready to move onto a new job or if what you’re really ready for is a career change.  Ask yourself some questions to start to decide what you’re really ready for.

  • What do I dislike most about my current job?
  • What do I dislike most about my current career path?
  • How much do I know about my target field?

To learn all the questions to ask yourself, read the full article here: http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/questions-for-career-change/

Article – “6 Reasons It’s Never Too Late for a Career Change”

question mark manThinking about a career change?  But not sure if it’s “too late”?  Read why it’s never too late for a career change.  A lot of the skills you’ve developed over the course of your career are transferable.  If you’re ready for a change, who’s to say that companies aren’t either.  Read full article here and read all six motivating reasons why it’s never too late!

Article – “What To Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Changing Careers”

question mark manChanging careers can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect.  Before you dive into a career change, you should make sure not only is it what you want but if you’re prepared for it.

What is your gut telling you?  Are there any nagging doubts?  Are you confident this is the right step for you?  If it is, great!

Are you willing to put in the work?  No one thinks a career change will be easy, but are you as prepared as you think you are?  Are you willing to work hard and make some sacrifices?

Are you OK with starting over?  Not only are you starting a new career, but you’re once again building up your seniority.  You’re past experience is valuable, but you still might be left feeling like the new kid.

Read full article here.

Article – “How To Brand Yourself For A Career Change “

Group of business peopleWorrying about your personal brand is always a consideration during a job search.  It is an even greater consideration during a career change.  Read examples of branding questions and learn how you can craft the perfect answer for your own career change!

Read full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/01/20/how-to-brand-yourself-for-a-career-change/#5d3f1b2876a8

Skilled Trades Job Fair – Thursday, October 13, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

st-job-seeker-flyerThe Joliet Junior College is hosting a Skilled Trades Job Fair on Thursday, October 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  The Skilled Trades Job Fair will be located at Joliet Junior College Main Campus, T-Building.

Here is an opportunity for employers to connect with JJC students and Alumni, veterans and community members who have a mechanical or technical skill set or who have worked in a skilled trades environment.

This event is free to employers.

For more information visit here.  If you have additional questions, contact us via email at careers@jjc.edu or call 815-280-2756.