It’s Time To Evolve

Evolution is defined as “a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form.”  There has never been a better time to evolve your personal and professional life than right now. Why?  As the economy slows, there will be winners and losers and being on the right side of that coin can bring much piece of mind.
Looking back in time, as so many in the media have forced us to do over the last month, reveals many lessons of the Great Depression. Times were bad, jobs were scarce, but we survived.  As a matter of fact, many of the businesses that we frequent daily survived the Great Depression.
Why?  Because they evolved with the times.  The companies that made it were the ones that created demand for their products and services by advertising.  That’s right, advertising was the lifeblood of company growth during the Great Depression.  Chrysler Corp proved to be one of the biggest winners of the Depression.  Coincidentally releasing the Plymouth as a low priced alternative automobile might have saved them from the economic conditions that stole the life of much of their competition.
The moral of the story?  No matter how bad things are, or how bad the media paints them to be, winners will adapt to the changing times and come out ahead.  View this as an opportunity to “evolve” yourself and align with the industries and companies that will come out on top of this slow economy.
Some examples?  My guess would be green power, advertising & marketing, construction (specifically rebuilding hurricane areas), and media.  But judge for yourself and continue to evolve with the ever changing times ahead.

Free Alumni Job Placement Services

You probably know that nearly every college and almost every high school has its own job placement office.  They will do everything from preparing your resume to giving you a referral to find a job.  What you may not know is that you can use these services even if you’re out of school.  It’s called Alumni services and it is a great opportunity to take advantage of in today’s job market.
Here is one example of a college program through USC.  All USC gradutaes are entitled to one complimentary advising session.  Many universities offer further assistance.
If you’re not a college grad another great resource is your high school guidance counselor.  Even if you are a few years removed, they may be able to help you with referals and advice in your job hunt.
Check with your high school or college to see what benefits await you for all your past hard work!