Richard Ellison

Turn the Stress of Changing Careers into Fun When Changing Careers

Regardless of how bad your current career circumstances are, even the thought of changing careers can be stressful. Common questions that contribute to this stress include: Do I have the resources to support the change? Will I be able hold on to my present situation, until I successfully change careers? Can I be sure a…

Interesting and Sometimes Surprising Career Statistics and Factors

In performing research to develop and refine the PATH2HappiSuccess program and assist workers in career transition to determine the top Career/Job, I frequently come across career related statistics and factors that I find to be both interesting and surprising. This Mini-Blog summarizes some of the most important career statistics and factors. 1. Bureau of Labor…

Be Sure Your Current Skills and Experiences are of Value to Your Next Career

When you change careers, it’s usually because you’re not happy with your current work or your job is being eliminated by technology. In either case you want/need to find something different that will give you more potential to be both Happy and Successful.  Almost surely, the right new career will require new or different skills…

Reasons Why So Many People Seek Better Opportunities

The high frequency in which professionals change jobs can be due to 2 major conditions. They realize that: Their employer’s size, markets and/or philosophy do not lend themselves to opportunities for growth and related emotional or financial objectives, or They are not good and/or passionate enough to compete for advancements with their current employer. The…

Want to Change Careers? – Be Sure that the Next Career Will be Better

Are you looking for or needing a career change?  Recent studies show that you’re not alone, millions of other Americans are as well.  Most find that beginning the career change process is difficult because of uncertainties about how to start and to make sure their pursuit will actually lead to a better situation.  They may…

Unique & Invaluable Career Knowledge Gained from10 Hours of Assessment in the PATH2 Program

The primary reason for workers in career transition to participate in the PATH2HappiSuccess program is to determine their Top New Career.  However, the program is designed for the participant to evaluate and rank key parameters for many careers that might be good for them following this flow diagram. In addition to their Top Career, they…

Your Soft Skills May be Most Important When Changing Careers

Typically, during your first job after graduation, the technical skills in your career field were very important because most of tasks are very technical in nature. Additionally, initial advancements are earned primarily on how well you executed those technical skills. However, the rate at which you move up in responsibility will increasingly be based on…