Sunday, August 31, 2008

Career transition sessions

I've spent my first week off of work in classes and I'd like to say, if you haven't taken any of the career transition sessions offered by Lee Hecht Harrison, sign up now. ( or 800-435-7516) The initial series of classes run through Oct. 10 and there are more focused courses after that.

First, they're free. And even though you probably "know" a lot of this stuff, it gives you a good framework for developing a discipline for how to approach your next step, whether it's as a writer or in another field. Chances are resumes have changed a lot since you last put one together-- mine has undergone a complete overhaul.

Second, hey, even old dogs can learn new tricks, right? It's a chance to rethink what you're looking for in your next job in terms of what is most important to you. Will it be too "basic" for you? Maybe. But maybe the exercises will help you to focus on what you want out of your next job.

Third, you can sign up for one-on-one consulting sessions with the trainers to address your particular needs.

If your work has been extended at the News, call LHH, the trainers told me they're willing to work with folks on their specific needs.

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