Written by: Cindy Haeck November 24, 2010

Life’s journey is always interesting. Sometimes there are twists and turns… unexpected… thrilling… causing us to reassess where we’re headed. As I shared with parents and students last week, career selection used to be such a linear process. You could chart your course and the goal was clearly in sight. Today’s world causes us to consider the “slinky” approach to career planning….be ready at all times for changes. The process is much more fluid and just when you think you see the goal, it moves. Parents play such a crucial role in the development of their children’s occupational choices. Their understanding of the shifting economy and job market will help students consider the landscape realistically. Promote core skills – communication, critical thinking, creativity, team players, risk taking – all will be necessary no matter where you land!

So it’s “over the river and through the woods” from now on. Wear great sneakers!