Managing the Middle Years of Your Career


Saul Carliner


December 1, 2021 - 1:00 PM


December 1, 2021 - 2:00 PM

Managing the Middle Years of Your Career

Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-5)

With the 2018 “census” of technical communicators showing that majority are at mid- or late career, a key challenge people face is strategizing how to remain employable. Some of the issues people need to think about:

  • Stay in my current job or leave it?
  • Stay with my current employer in the same role or a different one?
  • If I have to go on the job market, how employable am I?
  • Will the skills I have serve me the rest of my career? If I need to adjust them, what should I do? And can I afford to do it?
  • How does all of this translate into a coherent career—not just up until now, but for the time I plan to continue working?

This session explores these issues.

Specifically, in this session, participants learn to:

  • Describe the shift from career ladders to career frameworks for conceptualizing long-term employability
  • Explain how both formal learning and developmental work within the context of jobs each play critical roles in employability
  • Describe a five-part model for ongoing learning and development, which includes learning, development, networking, side hustles, and personal investments of finances and time

This webinar is based on one presented at the PowerSkills Career Summit, produced by McGill University this summer. The organizer commented:

Thank you so much for your participation at PowerSkills Career Summit. I have to say, your session was my favorite session so far. You are such a wonderful speaker who brings knowledge and understanding to your audience. The rest of the team is so looking forward to watching the replay of your presentation.

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