Over the past year, we’ve experienced that nothing is permanent except change. Especially when it comes to job search. At National Able Network, we see job seekers pursuing a change every single day – whether that’s expanding their skillset, improving their interview skills, or even completely changing their career path. Actually, did you know that over the past year (due to the many factors, but especially the pandemic!) thousands of people have changed their career path? Change can be a wonderful thing – if you do your research and prepare. So, if you’ve been thinking about a career change, then this blog is for you!
First and foremost, take a moment to realign with your inner self. Whether you’re currently employed, recently laid off, or have been in job search for quite some time – pause. Think about what’s most important to you. What are your values? What is your personality type? What are your goals? Explore these items and write them down. To get you started, take a look at these six steps to determine your core values, and feel free to take the 16Personalities test. Truly understanding what’s important to you, along with your strengths and weaknesses, will help determine that you do in fact align with your new career path.
Take the time to reflect on your past employment opportunities. Consider questions like: What tasks did I enjoy in this role? What aspects would I adjust? What kinds of projects would I like to explore? Analyze the commonalities and explore what kinds of careers and industries best match the items you’ve identified.
Learn about the careers and industries you’ve identified as potential options. Research to familiarize yourself with the leading employers using LinkedIn, Indeed, and O*Net Online. These resources will help you further understand educational requirements or work experience so that you can best prepare and determine next steps.
Changing careers is a journey, so remember that it will take time. Be patient with yourself, but also be ready to rally on during the tough times. Remind yourself that a fulfilling career waits at the end! Consider working with a Career Coach because they can provide immense value, not just in terms of support, but in terms of guidance and industry knowledge. Set yourself up for success!
If you, or someone you know, is seeking to change careers – we can help! Contact us today by completing this form or calling 855-994-8300.
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Dear Mr. Jon Collette
Trust this email finds you well.
This email is to request of assist for evacuation from Afghanistan to US.
Dear Sir. I, Ehsanullah Niazi, herewith state the existence of a serious threat as a consequence of my employment as Regional Advisor (CMS) in Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), a program funded by the United States Department of State-Bureau of International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Affairs, providing assistance, support and advice in administrating the Rule of Law (RoL) throughout Afghanistan and having and have the background of working with several organizations such as with Ministry of Education as Audit Officer funding by World Bank, and that so importance for as I am a social active and voluntary Deputy of National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy (NAC-PP) from 2017 to end of 2019 the main voluntary responsibility were, performance advocacy for Education, Health, Access to Justice, NAP 1325, Food Security, and Anticorruption at the national, provincial and district levels under the projects of [Sida for NAP 1325 Monitor, UNDP for Institutionalizing Accountability, EU for Citizens’ Forum Against Corruption, Oxfam Novib, for Citizens for NAP 132] during this time I have a trip to Sri Lanka for social activities.
I am the principal applicant sending this inquiry email, I applied in November,12,2020 to this program and received an under review email on December,09,2020, it has been long that I have documentarily completed my SIV case but have not received my COM Approval.
As the democratic government has fallen to the most fundamental insurgent group (Taliban). The target US allies and contractors every day, I am living in hiding since they have taken power and have changed my residence several times, we are being intimidated to death, receiving warnings by phone and through my family so often.
You are therefore kindly requested to consider my assist in the evacuation processing stance on this act of your kindness will bring about saving human lives and the lives of your current true ally.
Looking forward to your kind response.
I am enclosing the necessary information as below for your consideration.
Applicant full Name: Ehsanullah Niazi
Date of Birth: May-05-1988
Applicant NVC Number: NVCSIV2020330009