Is This the New ‘Normal’ for Career Changers?

I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Ric Bratton on his This Week in America radio show. He shared the story of a 50-something ex-construction worker who went through massive challenges to switch careers (40% pay-cut, extra education, 4 hour commute, etc.). Hear my advice to those who don’t want to be in the same boat. The Wall Street Journal recently announced the length of a job search has jumped to 39 weeks in America. That’s almost 10 months! It does not have to be that way, but in order to cut down the length of a job search you must follow the new rules. Listen here to how I coach our Career HMO members one-on-one to work smarter, not harder. Listen Now ButtonJ.T. O’Donnell is the founder of CAREEREALISM.com and CEO of CareerHMO.com, a web-based career development company.Photo credit:Flickr

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