Meanwhile, for Better or Worse . . .

Good news or bad news on the economic front, it's always good to keep your skills sharp. There are lots of ways to do this (some of which we'll be exploring in one of our spring issues, by the way). But rather than wait for that, explore training opportunities when they pop up.

The folks at ICONICS are offering a whole series of training seminars across the country in conjunction with Microsoft. The first of these is for those based in Chicago and surrounding areas.  

ICONICS isn't the only company offering these kinds of seminars. Check out our Events Calendar.

Now, more than ever, it's important to keep current. This is not the time to think you're too cool (or too old) for school. Don't rely on old skills and habits to see you through. Training won't make you recession-proof, but it can go a long way toward making any transition you may have to make a lot less painful.