President Biden announced sweeping plans last night promising to remake the American economy. For many people, that means changing careers as we move toward a green infrastructure and away from one driven by fossil fuels. And while the plans promised millions of new jobs, one of the challenges in filling blue-collar jobs has been a lack of supply of qualified, experienced blue-collar workers.
The changes we’ve seen just in the last 12 months with COVID and politics make any long-term career plan a bit of a crapshoot. Weather forecasters can’t reliably predict the weather three days from now. How is a 22-year old supposed to pick the right career for the next 40-plus years? Most of us will contemplate a career change at some point. It might be a conscious decision, or the loss of a job might be the genesis of a change.
The thought of a new career path can be both exciting and daunting. The risk and reward can both be high. With an effective approach, you can minimize the risk and the reward maximized.