Whether you are looking for a career change or you are a teen seeking your first job, there is help available for you to get what you're looking for. Jean talks with Marty Nemko, career coach and author of Cool Careers for Dummies, and Shawn Boyer, president and CEO of Snagajob.com, about advice for job hunters.
Marty says that many people—from 20-somethings to baby boomers—are frustrated with their careers and want a different kind of job. "We want to find more meaning," he says. "People don't want to make a buck—they want to make a buck and make a difference."
Instead of going back to school to get a degree and then changing career paths, Marty says you should look for a new career that you can learn on-site. "Find a master, find an internship, be a slave to that person in exchange for that on-site, one-on-one learning," he says. "Then that [on-site education] gets supplemented by 'just in time' learning—a book, an article, a workshop, an online course, a video."
If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, it's the season for summer job hunting. Whether you're interested in working at a restaurant, retail store, amusement park or movie theater, Shawn says there is no such thing as applying too late for a summer position. "The hourly workforce has three and a half times [more of a] turnover rate than that of the salaried workforce," he says.
Published on June 28, 2007