Blog Category Career Training
Veterans excel in almost everything they do, including their post-military careers and entrepreneurial endeavors. The results of an entrepreneurial survey conducted by the UPS Store showed that, “54% of service members feel confident that the skills they gained while in the military will help them to be successful in the civilian world.”
Have you ever looked at an existing product or service and thought to yourself, “I can do this better?” Do you have a skill or talent that can fill a need in the marketplace? In today’s ever-changing economy; the idea of being your own boss may be very appealing. You can follow your passion while building something that you can call your own. But before you take the plunge, think about why you want to start a business and what you want the business to provide for you. The truth is, owning your own business is hard work.
One of my favorite jobs I ever had was working at the front desk at a hotel. Being near an international airport, we had people come from all over and I was their first experience of the city. You could say I was the city’s first impression. It was our hospitality that we provided that brought the travelers back to us rather than use a competing hotel. I sound like a commercial saying that but it’s true! In fact, to manage that hospitality would have been a dream to me!
Psst! Guess what? I made that dream come true!!
When I left home for college, I was convinced that my calling was to become a teacher. I had been preparing for it my whole life. From forcing my little brothers into my make-shift classroom in the basement every day during summer vacations all the way up to job shadowing my favorite elementary school teacher as part of my senior project in high school, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would spend my life in a classroom.
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new career path is your personal strengths and interests. Being successful is so much easier and rewarding when you are actively pursuing a career doing what you love! Almost every skill set, hobby or interest can translate into a meaningful career and Interior Decorating and Design is no exception.
Have you ever had someone say to you “It’s called work and not fun for a reason.” Doesn’t make you very excited for your future in the workforce, does it? Well have no fear, your career fairy is here. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to grow up to be a mindless drown who punches the time clock in assembly line fashion. Most people think you have to work to live. Well I’m here to wave my magic wand and show you that you can live to work! Have a hobby you enjoy? Turn it into your career!
As military spouses, we are always seeing out portable and sustainable careers for ourselves. For many, that concept translates into seeking out work-from-home opportunities. But there is one in-demand field that is often overlooked; one that holds the interest of everyone, regardless of location (in the US and abroad).