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Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Author, THIS IS NOT THE CAREER I ORDERED
Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author, THIS IS NOT THE CAREER I ORDERED, has gone through life changing transitions. Starting out as an opera singer and quite successful, she soon realized that she wasn't happy with the instability of an artist's life. She wanted security and a regular paycheck. Now, as a career coach and director of Career and Professional Development at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law, her goal is to empower women to achieve personal goals. "It's okay to say, 'I want to make money.'" It's also okay to be ambitious, strong and powerful, attributes that women sometimes shy away from. Dowd-Higgins is on a mission to change that. Get some of her tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Careers, Job Search, Life Choice
Eileen Sharaga - B.S., M.A., President, Career Resources
Have you asked yourself, honestly, how you chose your career? Are you mid-stream in your career and dreading every day. Or worse, have you been laid off because your skills have been taken over off shore. You should view Eileen Sharaga on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Sharaga lays out strategies for re-examining your career goals, identifying your natural strengths, and fine-tuning your search.
Themes: Careers, Job Search, Life Choice
Alicia Whitaker - Talent Management Executive; Principal, Whitaker Associates
Job hunting has changed. For starters, lots more folks are looking and lots less jobs exist. Alicia Whitaker, a New York executive coach talks about portfolio careers. If you're an older senior manager, stress your skills and activities rather than pinpoint a particular job slot. And, yes, learn new networking skills. You can no longer depend on the traditional job hunting tactics. Get more tips from Whitaker on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Job Search, Networking
Getting a college degree is no longer a guarantee to a successful career. The approach to job hunting for a graduate by Dr. Larry Chiagouris is that of a coach. College years are good years. But the anxiety of finding a job, let alone, starting a career path is high on soon-to-graduate college students and on their parents, too. Dr. Chiagouris discusses how he coaches kids to use marketing tactics to turn degrees into dollars with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Job Search, Networking, Higher Education
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As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

For more information, please click here. You may also contact Judith West at 212-685-5050, ext. 228, or Judith@GettingYourMoneysWorthNYC.com.

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