Expand your narrow viewpoint of your own abilities. Many job seekers think that they can only work within the same field that they have previously worked and end up loosing out on great opportunities out there.
Some people take such a narrow view of themselves, that their best opportunities pass them by. If you are at a stage in your career where you wish to consider some new career or industry options, this section should be of help.
Its sole purpose is to stimulate your thinking by providing ideas about different directions that may be worth your while to consider. The material itself is designed to be check marked as you go through it. Once completed, this will give you an easy reference for ideas of interest.
Experience has proven that if you take a narrow view of yourself, you could be making a major mistake. For example, if you see yourself as a specialist or you have spent a long time in one industry, you may mistakenly believe you are locked into a given career or one type of business.
Or, you may feel you have few available options because you are simply too much of a generalist. However, more and more people are changing careers or industries. In fact, with the information in this program, you may be able to do the same.
More people than ever are changing jobs. However, less than 2% go after opportunities in new careers, frontier and growth industries. These may be your best long-term possibilities.
For younger and mid-level professionals there are more career alternatives than ever before. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles is continuously expanded and contains over 22,000 different job possibilities.
However, the vast majority of all younger professionals who decide on a career, or who make career changes, end up choosing among a few hundred careers that are very popular today. If you manage to also look past that list, you may find that your dream job was something that you had never dreamed of.