May 28, 2010

How do you change careers without changing careers? What if you’ve developed a career within one area and but you’re bored? When it comes to career choices, how do you avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater?    Friday’s Career Buzz guests build on their initial training and career experience and orchestrate career change in creative ways, WITHIN their field. Elaine Green became bored with her work as an optometrist in London, England. She now works on special effect contact lenses for the film industry, recently on the latest Harry Potter movie. Jose Luis Olivera Aguirre is Manager of Andina Travel based in Cusco, Peru. Starting out as a travel guide, he’s expanded his career to include manager, restaurant owner, farmer, and world traveler. Australian Juliet Rackham, 22, loves her job as a piano teacher yet she wanted a deeper connection with people while still using her music skills and background, which she now does in music therapy. All were interviewed in SOUTH AMERICA!  This past December, I had the great pleasure of travelling with my teenage daughter to Peru. We spent part of the trip in the Andes around Cusco, including a visit to Machu Picchu, and the other part in the Amazonian rainforest. Ever the Career Buzz host and producer, I brought along my digital recorder and collected these three interviews that I’m looking forward to sharing with you.
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