Thursday, September 25, 2008

Career workshop helps with setting career goals

Career consultant David Jerge is presenting the workshop What Do I Really Want to do With My Life? from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Bealeton Library.

The free workshop is designed for people at any stage of their working lives.

Whether you are beginning your career, returning to the workforce, or considering career change, Mr. Jerge will lead you through exercises for focusing on life goals and mapping career strategies.

The workshop will cover
  • determining life and career motivations and goals
  • matching motivations and goals to career options
  • strategies for maximizing success in a career
  • resources for exploring careers
Participants will also spend "quiet time" filling out various questionnaires and inventories to help pinpoint goals and zero in on possible career choices.
Some recommended resources include:
  • What Color is Your Parachute?
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (U. S. Labor Department)
  • Mid-Atlantic Guide to Information on Careers (MAGIC) by the Virginia Employment Commission