Mid-age is a Great Time to Restart your Career

Often during my past 40 years as a career counselor, clients in their 40’s and 50’s ask, “Am I too old to start a new career or go a different in my current career?” My intention is to remind my clients that Americans are living much longer than past generations and are no longer working in physically demanding occupations. However, …

Research the Job Market and Education to Avoid a Degree that Leads Nowhere, Plus Huge Debt

Recent employment research reflects that around 53% of recent college graduates are unable to find a job in their field of studies after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. They are either completely unable to find employment or they need to settle for a position that does not even require a college degree. This reality is shocking given that the average college …

Jump Start Your Career Search

Caught in confusion, fear of the unknown, indecision, overwhelmed? These feelings are common during a transition. They also can prevent you from taking steps in moving forward in your career search. At this juncture reaching out for help from a qualified career counselor is your first step in jump starting your career search. Acknowledging your plight and reaching out for …

Power up Cover Letters Part 3 , Jan Reha, Career Counselor, Seattle w/ Linne Pullar

(Jan Reha, Career Discovery) Hello this is Jan Reha with Career Discovery. In the past two segments I’ve been interviewing a former client and current friend Linne Pullar is entering a new phase in her career of process, as I stated, career transitions happen many times of the lifetime. The idea of one job for life, is part of last …

Power up Cover Letters Part 1 – Jan Reha, Career Counselor, Seattle w/ Linne Pullar

(Jan Reha – Career Discover) Hi, I’m Jan Reha a Career Counselor with Career Discovery in Bellevue, Washington. I have a career counseling service, located in Bellevue Washington. I am today going to be interviewing one of my former clients Linne Pullar who has been a client of mine over quite a few years. Lynne has a wonderful career history …

Jan Reha & Kary York – How to Follow Up for Job Interviews

Schedule a timeline for your follow up process. A thank you note, whether it be a card or email, should be sent as soon as possible. A phone call to thank the interviewer or point of contact should be conducted no later than a week following the interview. When composing the note, thank the interviewer for their time and reflect …

Midlife Career Changers – Bellevue, Washington

Often during my past 40 years as a career counselor, clients in their 40’s and 50’s ask, “Am I too old to start a new career or go a different in my current career?” My intention is to remind my clients that Americans are living much longer than past generations and are no longer working in physically demanding occupations. However, …

It’s Never to Late to Restart or Start a New Career

No matter your age, never underestimate the possibility that you can start a new career or business. In a typical economic downturn, older workers are more likely to hang onto their jobs than younger workers, who have less experience and tenure. But that hasn’t been the case this time around. In fact, during the early months of the pandemic, people …