Employment Blog

Leaving Real Estate

I have been working in the commercial real estate industry since the late 1980's. I am currently looking to change fields and enter the not for profit sector. I would like to know if there are any avenues you would recommend I use to start a search. I do realize this will be a challenging path, which is why I am hoping you may help point me in the right direction.

Leaving Sales

I have been in the banking industry for 9 years. I am currently a branch manager and have a degree in management and a graduate certificate in financial planning. I hold series 6&63 Securities License and I am an insurance agent. I am fed up with sales and am having trouble getting involved in another field. Do you have any suggestions for a career, unrelated to sales, where I could use my experiences?

No Longer a Floor Trader

I have been a floor trader for the past 17 years, and have traded for a group as well as a sole-proprietor. With the advent of screen based trading systems, the trading floor has become virtually obsolete. I would like to speak to a Career Expert and explore any and all opportunities.

Sounds like you are in the "market" for some career counseling. It will be best for you to meet with someone in person. There are some excellent agencies and private practitioners in the area, it all depends on what type of services you generally feel more comfortable with.

Military to Civilian

I am on active duty in the US Army and am about to retire after 20 years of service. I am a NON-Commissioned Officer with 16 plus years of leadership and management experience with as many as 20 personnel and $20,000,000 dollars worth of government equipment under my direct influence in the most extreme of situations. I also have a B.S.B.A with a concentration of General Management. What are some of my career opportunities in the Chicagoland area?

Paycut?

I have a Master's in Professional Counseling, not licensed yet, over 13 years of progressive Administrative Assistant experience. I don't want to enter the mental health field as I would have to take a huge paycut. Human Resource jobs at higher compensation levels do not seem to exist. Should I just give up and be an administrator for my career or can you think of any way I can leverage my valuable skills to transfer to another industry, without taking such a dramatic pay cut?

Trying to Break in as a Compensation Analyst

I have worked as an auditor/accountant for the past 10 years and I currently work for one of the Big Four firms. Within the last two years I have decided that I have no desire to continue on this path, although I am not completely sure where I would like to end up. My interest right now lies in Human Resources as a compensation analyst. I have no compensation experience but I do have experience in analyzing data and critical thinking. What is the best way for me to break into this field? I realize that I would most likely have to take a pay cut also and I'm okay with that as long as I'm rewarded appropriately.

Career Aptitude Tests

Where can I go for a career aptitude test for a reasonable amount of money. I am out of work and cannot afford much.

Career Counseling Field & Leadership

I would like to get into the Career Counseling field or some kind of leadership position. I have education background but not much experience.


There are many different paths to take to get to the next step in our career/life. And there are different routes one might take. But I'll give it a shot anyway.

Fatigued and Disabled; Options?

What types of jobs are more compatible with disabilities which cause fatigue? I have health research and nursing background but cannot keep the pace of many jobs and need shorter hours. I've been searching for answers to this question for some time now.

Job Change After 25 Years in Retail

I'm looking to make a job change after 25 years in my own retail business. I am uncertain about what I want to do and would like to meet with a career couselor to discuss some different options. Do you offer this type of service?


I certainly would recommmend that you work with a career counselor. You could contact: The Jewish Vocational Service at 216 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 700, Chicago, Illinois 60606, (312) 673-3400. The Skokie office of JVS is at 5150 W Golf Road, (847) 568-5150.

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