How to Beat the Recession

According to the Wall Street Journal, wondering how to recession proof a career is a concern for many people today. This is a result of the current state of the economy and the high unemployment rate in this country. Waiting for the economy to recover is one option - actively doing something to improve your 'marketability' and job skills is another, arguably more attractive, option. We couldn't agree more.

Enrolling in a continuing education program or course provides the best opportunity to learn the latest trends in a career field, along with improving your current employment skills. This is important regardless of trying to recession proof a job or not. Employers often retain employees who are aware of the latest industry trends, which facilitate increased productivity and improve the bottom line. Continuing education programs, like all of the Certification and CE programs offered by the Guild, that are designed to increase career skills are the path to job security in a recession or even during non-recession periods.

When people hear continuing education, they often immediately think of college. Pursuing a bachelor, master's, or other degree is not always the answer. Consider a certificate program or a single CE course designed to improve employment skills. For example, completing a wine certification program increases your value to an existing or potential employer - a job related certification may make the difference between whether you or another employee is being laid off.

A recessionary time is also a good time to prepare yourself for a career shift or to start a new business. In either case continuing education may open up a whole new set of opportunities for you. A lot of people have learned to use this to their advantage and turned it into an entrepreneurship, having started their own business and experienced more financial freedom than with their last employer.

If wine is a passion or avocation you would like to make your vocation we have technical and business courses to prepare you to change careers or start a new business.

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