My biggest employment challenge has been to get a promotion. I have worked for the federal government and I am currently a state employee. My governement career expands across four decades. I am solidly educated and I have a vast amount of experience. I have tried training, switching agencies, networking… but, I seem to keep going around the same financial “block”. Hindsight – I should have sought a certificate/license in IT solutions, engineering or law. The expense of any of this now outweighs my desire to do something totally different. So, alas, I am planning retirement within five years, and, then hope to pursue my “dream” job.