Richard Ellison

Make Sure Your Experiences And Skills Are Valuable 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…

A Solid Way to Increase Your Income Above the Average

Most employees believe or accept that there are no significant opportunities to obtain a higher salary than is typical for others in similar positions. In the vast majority of cases, especially for college or trade school graduates, this situation is not necessarily true. This is because most bosses have reached a level where their income…

Turn Stress Of Changing Careers Into Fun

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 to hold on to my present situation, until I successfully change careers? Can I be sure…

Self-Motivation is Your Most Valuable Trait

In business, school, sports, etc. we often observe cases where the most talented and/or brightest individuals do not succeed anywhere near the level they are expected to reach. Often, the cause of this situation is because the person is simply not naturally motivated nearly as much as those with fewer capabilities. These less motivated people will not get the big raises or promotions because their value to the employer is not high, and they will…

Interesting & Surprising Career Statistics

In performing research to develop the PATH2HappiSuccess program to assist workers in career transition determine their top Career/Job, we frequently come across career-related statistics and factors that are both interesting and surprising. This Mini-Blog summarizes some of the most important career statistics and factors. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Openings and Labor Turnover – October 2019…

Bulletproof Your Next Career Against A.I.

Evaluating how susceptible jobs are to being affected by technological advances must be a key consideration when selecting any new career.  As technical advances continue to increase exponentially, more and more jobs will be lost – forever.  A quick search on the effects of the potential impacts of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) show that A.I. will impact as many as 1/3 of workers in America by 2026; which is projected to be the…

Changing Careers? Be Sure The Next Career Is Better

Are you looking for or in need of a career change?  Recent studies show that you’re not alone and that 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…

Be Sure Your New Career Is Well Positioned for Success

70 million U.S. workers are not happy in their career. This is typically due to the fact that their selected career lacks one or more of the key ingredients required to have a long-term successful career: (LOVE, GOOD AT, NEEDS [demand for] AND PAID FOR) When one finds the career that satisfies all four key…

Changing Careers? Your Soft Skills May Be Most Important

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…

The Relationship Between Happiness & Success

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that when you become successful and make more money you will automatically be happier. That certainly will not be the case if you do not truly enjoy the work that you do. Many people have studied the relationship between happiness and success and almost universally conclude that success…