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Thoughts on Career Transition and Education

I was reading in an article the other day that explained how employers say there is a shortage of qualified applicants to fill the need of today's workforce, and future projections were not much better. What does your resume say about your qualifications?

To meet the needs of industry today and in the future, applicants need to prepare for the job market as early as possible. Education is the foundation for future employment, and there are very few well-paying jobs that can be found which do not require, at the very least, a high school diploma or GED. More and more employers are looking for applicants with an associate or bachelors degree, and statistics have shown that workers with a college degree have the potential, in a lifetime, to earn twice the amount of pay over workers with just a high school diploma. Experience in a career field will get you in to a job in many fields of work, but couple that with education and your potential worth to the employer will greatly increase.

Prepare early for changes in career and life, and take advantage of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), because change is inevitable. Also remember, every time you transfer from one duty station to the next, your spouse could benefit from the TAP program. That is where the Family Employment Readiness Program and the Relocation Assistance Program can help. Pass the word and come and see us. To find out more about our programs and services come into our office or call us at (847) 688-3603, ext 100, for the front desk.


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