With unemployment at double digits, many individuals are finding the need to reassess their skills and transition into new careers. But how and where do you start? Job seekers can be intimidated by the prospect of having to shift gears after having worked years, if not decades, in just one industry. How do you make the jump?
At Pelletier & Associates we help out-placed, dislocated and transitioning workers in finding their true passion. We help them to fully harness their skills and abilities shortening the unemployment cycle while increasing opportunity. Our Career Exploration, Resume Development, Interviewing Skills and Job Seeking Skills services help individuals find their way in the sometimes frightening and confusing process of job hunting in a down economy.
Job Satisfaction is Down
A startling fact is that those who are employed are also experiencing record low job satisfaction. A recent survey shows that job satisfaction is down over 15% from 1987.
"While one in 10 Americans is now unemployed, their working compatriots of all ages and incomes continue to grow increasingly unhappy," says Lynn Franco, director of the Consumer Research Center of The Conference Board. "Through both economic boom and bust during the past two decades, our job satisfaction numbers have shown a consistent downward trend."
I Can’t Get No...Job Satisfaction, That Is: America’s Unhappy Workers
Research Report #1459-09-RR
The Conference Board
So what does this mean for employees and employers? Clearly, new efforts need to be made to ensure that workers are performing in jobs that are well suited to their skills, abilities, personalities and temperaments. Employees need to feel re-energized about the work they do in order to achieve job satisfaction. At Pelletier & Associates, we specialize in matching employees to jobs requiring their highest abilities and providing career path recommendations that make sense in the workplace. Through our Career Exploration, Career Assessment and Career Plan Development services, we can help your employees achieve their potential through:
- Identifying personal values
- Creating a practical and attainable career path
- Identification of pertinent skills and abilities
- Job matching
Let Pelletier & Associates help guide your team to provide the best opportunities for your employees and reinvigorate the workplace with the energy and excitement that leads to creativity and productivity!
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