Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits.
A common challenge for military spouses is the ability for their careers to be portable. With frequent relocations, the spouse’s career often comes second to that of the service member’s. Because of this, military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to carving out a professional career for themselves. What a great benefit it would be to be able to take you career with you when you move!
What are portable careers?
Did you know? The MyCAA program is a workforce development program for spouses of active duty military members. Spouses can receive up to $4,000.00 in career education benefits funded through the Department of Defense.
November 1st marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month; a month-long celebration during which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.
Throughout the month of November, military families will be honored and recognized for their support of our military and nation. This is an excellent time to recognize these families for the commitment and contributions they make every single day.
Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a time for costumes, trick-or treating, parades and plenty of candy consumption. Stories will abound about ghosts, witches and werewolves and many people are out for a good scare.
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “who am I and how did I get here?”
With spouses, children, jobs, and life events demanding our attention, it’s not uncommon to occasionally lose sight of who we are. We set aside our dreams, goals, or aspirations to deal with the “here and now”.
Are you currently feeling lost? It is never too late to re-discover yourself!
Get to Know Yourself
Monster.com states “The right career is a positive, productive and natural extension of you, your value system and your natural talents.”
People who work in careers that are well suited to them and their values are happier and healthier. If you’ve been experiencing discontent in your current position or feel like maybe it’s time for a change; the following steps will guide you in exploring if a career change is right for you.
Never stop learning. What a great resolution! With the widespread use of internet technologies, students of any age can take advantage of learning anytime, anywhere. Whether you wish to acquire a new skill or hobby, or take classes to explore an exciting new career, Ed4Career has the course or program for you.
Below are five tips for success for those interested in continuing their learning:
The BLS reports that “Overall employment in the U.S. economy is projected to increase 6.5 percent during the 2014–24 decade, adding about 9.8 million new jobs. The most new jobs added and fastest job growth will occur in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations and healthcare support occupations.” While their Employment Projections Report explores the top 30 fastest growing occupations, we’ll focus on the top 12 below.
For those just entering the workforce (as well as those currently in the workforce) it’s important to realize that careers, dreams and aspirations are constantly evolving. The ideal career choice right out of school may no longer provide satisfaction in a few decades. It’s been reported that people can expect to change careers or jobs 5 or 6 times over the course of their work life!
Below are a few myths about career choices that might be holding you back:
MYTH #1: Choosing a career is simple.