Switching Careers in a Tough Economy

by Laura Kestner-Ricketts, Jacquelyn Peterson and Jill Litkowski  Thursday, September 15, 2011

Laura Kestner-Ricketts has been a career services professional since the fall of 1994. She has worked in college career centers in Maine, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and at Marquette since January 2002. Laura provides leadership for the Career Services Center with a focus on serving all students, in all majors, pursuing all career paths. She enjoys strategic planning, relationship building, and prog...
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Jill Litkowski is a nursing student at Milwaukee Area Technical College and will graduate with a Registered Nurse degree in December 2011. Jill is a job seeker who experienced first-hand about switching careers. Jill graduated from DePaul University with a double major in English and Communications, and after graduation joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer and lived in the Domin...
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Jacquelyn Peterson is a Director at LocalJobNetwork.com (LJN). She has extensive experience helping employers with all aspects of recruiting and offers OFCCP government compliance solutions for small companies with limited budgets to complex organizations with multi-state locations. Jacquelyn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. A...
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Did you know, on average, a person changes careers up to eight times and may work for up to 20 different companies in a lifetime? Learn how to switch careers successfully, while demonstrating your top skills.

With our unemployment rate hovering around 9.1% it’s no wonder why people are thinking about switching careers. The changing economy has inspired and sometimes forced Americans to rethink their goals in life. Find out how to showcase your prior experiences to get the job you really want.
Duration: 24 Minutes

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