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You’ve been complaining about your present career all year. You’re convinced that the ideal career for you is out there. But what have you done to change? Zip. Nada. ...
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You’ve been working for a while and you realize your present career is taking you nowhere. You’re still young enough to take your “bag of skills and ...
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If you’re a tech grad and have been working for some time in your field, you may be getting the itch to change. In tech, as you know, nothing stands still. So if ...
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You advanced quickly in your career. Made all the right moves. You may even be up for promotion. But things have changed in your personal life. Your family is getting ...
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After a few short stabs at it—6-month stints at this company and that—you realize that you and the career you picked are square pegs/round holes. The good news is, ...
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You’ve decided, for whatever reason, that the career path you’ve chosen, the one you’ve spent several years in, is wrong for you. It’s a mismatch. A ...
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Times are tough and the job market is over-saturated with applicants. Many believe just having a job—any job—is better than sitting at home watching the bills pile up. ...
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If you’ve been working for a year or so, arrived at work one morning and said to yourself, “I’m too smart for my dumb job,” you need to make a career ...
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The prevailing wisdom among many “career success” pundits is that if you do what you love, you’ll make lots of money. In my humble opinion, this is rarely the ...
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Too many college students go to college to “find themselves,” to undergo the “college experience,” or to major in esoteric degrees that end in ...
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You hit the big 4-0 and you’ve decided to change your career. Do something different. Maybe pursue a passion you’ve had burning in your belly all these years. You may ...
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So you’re about to hit the big 3-0 and you’ve decided to change careers. Your friends, significant other, and family say you’re taking a big risk in this economy ...
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So you’ve decided to change careers. It’s a big step. You’ve heard the naysayers—spouse, mother in law, drinking buddies—warn you it’s a ...
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If you earned a college degree and you’ve been working for a few years, you may get the 5-year itch to change careers. This common urge sneaks up on many of us as we ...
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Let’s say you’re bogged down in your present job and you want to learn about a new career—what they offer, how much they pay, and what the advancement tracks ...
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When you're looking for a job, you're likely to see job openings that are listed as either a full-time position, a temp-to-hire position or a contract position. While almost ...
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Starting a new career at any point in life is challenging, but for those who are leaving an abusive relationship, it can feel almost impossible. Domestic violence happens across ...
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We often talk about changing careers and then, in the same breath, mention the difficulty in finding a good job. It often makes me wonder about what exactly the difference is ...
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Are you just not a team player? When you were in grade school, did you always have a “needs improvement” on your report card in the box that asked if you “played ...
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Deciding when to make a career change can be really difficult. Depending on where you're at in your career, it can feel like you're a contestant on “Let's Make a ...
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When you're changing careers, one of the first challenges you'll face is rewriting your resume in order to target it to the field you hope to enter. It's not enough just to list ...
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At some point during the past decade, the War on Poverty has changed and morphed into something very ugly – the War on the Poor. In the past, moving between classes was more ...
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Disability can happen to anyone. Sometimes, it's a chronic medical condition that has been an issue since someone was very young, while other times an injury or illness can strike ...
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When you're changing careers, getting your foot in the door can often be the most difficult part. Even though you may have tons of experience in your industry, which could carry ...
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Over 40 years ago, the idea of computer dating took the world by storm. The idea was that by having lonely singles take a personality test, using a computer to compile the ...
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By now, everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is hazardous to your health, but did you know that it can also be hazardous to your job search? It seems that more and more ...
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When most of us think about finding a summer job, we picture teens and college students applying for jobs at the mall or at amusement parks. However, for those who are trying to ...
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As a result of the current economic recession many people have begun to question the assumption that in order to have a successful life, every young adult needs to go to college ...
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At some point, in almost any career, there comes a moment when quitting your job can seem like a good option. Ideally, of course, this moment would come right after you've ...
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Chances are the idea of doing something that you're passionate about, something that feels important to you, feels far-fetched. Instead, maybe you hope to be a modern day Clark ...
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Even though many news outlets keep talking about our country's economic recovery, most of us know that the job market is still uncertain and unstable. That's why it's so important ...
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One of the most common reasons people give for wanting to change jobs or even careers is that they are unhappy at their current job. They feel that there is no room for ...
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Last week, I was talking with some friends of mine about what holds them back in their careers. I had been struggling to really find my own voice and unsure about how to take my ...
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Over the past 50 years or so, our society has established an ideal role for marriage and raising a family. The recent debate about same-sex marriage has brought those ideas to the ...
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Many people who are at a crossroads in their careers have at least entertained the idea of enrolling in some sort of graduate degree programs. For those who already have their ...
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Same sex marriage has been one of the main stories on the news lately. Whether you're for it or against it, the coverage has sparked much debate about gay rights and ...
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For recent college graduates or those who have changed careers, finding that first job can be a real  challenge. There are so many things you have to do when you're starting ...
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When you're changing careers or trying to work freelance, getting a paying job is often difficult. For every paying gig that comes along, you're bound to be offered several jobs, ...
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If you're lucky enough to have a job in this economy, looking for a new one sounds just a little bit crazy. While many people continue to stick with jobs that they aren't happy ...
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Changing jobs has become something of a trend over the past decade. Younger workers are making career jumps in large numbers and older workers have found themselves going back to ...
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Often, I hear people talking about finding a job or how much they dislike their jobs. Other times, I'll hear people discussing their careers – about how to further their ...
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It has often been said that in order to be truly happy at your job, you should do what you are passionate about. While it's partly true, sometimes it's hard to know which passion ...
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Over the past few years, many people have been forced to stay at jobs they hate or jobs that aren't challenging, and many have even decided to switch careers but have been waiting ...
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For high school students, college students, recent grads and practically anyone who wants to find a new career, there are many ways to research an industry before committing to ...
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When you've been out of workforce for some time, whether you took time off to care for a young child or have simply been having trouble finding a new job, getting back into the ...
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If you've ever worked for a company that was going bankrupt, then I'm sure you know how hard things can get. They say that the captain should always go down with the ship, but ...
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It reminds me of the old story of Paul Bunyan - man against machine. In this case, it appears the way of the future favors the accuracy and tirelessness of machines when it comes ...
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Think telecommute jobs are just a fairy tale and no one can earn a living from the comfort of their own home? The most recent data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in ...
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Some days, it seems as though the work day will never end. Seemingly everyone has had a day from one of Dante's seven circles of hell. In fact, there is a fat orange cat who has ...
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The alchemy used by some HR managers and recruiters in today’s job listings can be both cryptic and confusing. Many are filled with "corporate speak" and ...
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  No one wants to be stuck in a dead end job.  Initially, you might think they're the go-nowhere jobs usually taken by people with very little education or non-US ...
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  A recent survey from Monster.com concluded that many of today’s military veterans fail to properly “package their skills” to civilian employers. Many ...
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Whenever you read a paper or watch the news, there is always more bad news about the economy or the job market. It's enough to make people think that there aren't many jobs ...
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Changing careers can be tough, but they can also be exciting and fun. For many people, the career they chose when they first entered the job market ends up not being the career ...
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Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be when they “grow up.” Some enter their college years without much of a clue, and eventually “find ...
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  It’s tempting, especially in these tough times, to take that first job offer. The money looks good. The bennies are nice, and you’re tired of living in a ...
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  You’re not one of the unemployed “99ers,” but you’re getting close.  You had a good white collar job,  but you were out-placed with a ...
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 Telecommuting or work-at-home jobs are becoming more popular because of advancements in technology. Why come to an office if you can email your assignments, or join meetings ...
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 I did some research for a presentation last night and came across some statistics about “What happened in 1982.” One of the items was the country was in the ...
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This past week, I was at a summer party and I spent some time talking to people who were looking for jobs. One of the things that many of the people I spoke with have in common is ...
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As a veteran who returned home and struggled to find a job, I can certainly identify with today's job-seeking veterans. While the private sector may be at a hiring slowdown, the ...
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Making a career change can be really tough. In today's tough job market, just finding a job is an accomplishment. The competition for jobs is intense but with a good amount of ...
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At one time or another, we've all worked at jobs we hate. In fact, I was talking to someone just the other day who told me about his job. He felt stuck in his job, even though he ...
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When writing this blog about career changes, I was hesitant to put an age on it. After all, 40 isn't old and it doesn't mean that your career options are more limited. The thing ...
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Over one million veterans will re-enter civilian life over the next five years. Each will face the prospect of dwindling jobs and the increasing demands of employers to ...
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 Imagine a time when the world is safe and the economy is stable. Everyone is happy to co-exist in peace love and harmony. Sounds great right? Of course it does, unless ...
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 Since the beginning of the recession in 2008, thousands of people have suffered through 99 weeks of unemployment and even more.  In the two years it took to run through ...
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Changing careers can be tough, stressful and challenging at times, but if you are doing something you're passionate about or taking a step that will further your career and life ...
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It’s not easy finding a good job these days. Companies are cutting back, and it seems to be taking longer and longer to find a job that pays well and one that fits your ...
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 Are you unhappy with your job? If so, you aren't alone. A recent study from Glassroom showed that 33% of people are dissatisfied at their jobs. However, many of them feel ...
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There’s no doubt that jobs are tough to find, especially for military vets whose unemployment rate hovers around 12 to 15 percent.  While special training programs ...
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  I’m a career-changer.  I have done so quite a few times.  To those who have made this life correction, it’s no big deal, yet many people will not do ...
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You served your country proudly as a member of the armed services. You studied hard, passed a battery of tests and worked your way up in rank. You’re fully qualified to ...
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It is possible to change careers from a job that you are doing now to something clear on the other side of the spectrum.  For instance, I used to be a floral designer and ...
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  I know, this is not the time to be talking about leaving your job. These days, it’s nice to have one. That said, there are circumstances when it’s time to move ...
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Would you move to a new town for a job? Surprisingly, a recent study showed that 32 percent of employers would be willing to pay to relocate a new employee. For those who work in ...
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As a young child, we have dreams of what we want to be when we grow up. As young adults, we begin to make more serious choices that affect our careers. Then as we progress a ...
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 A client of mine called the other day and was worried about listing all his previous jobs on his resume.  He had only been working four years, but already had five jobs ...
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As a freelance writer, people often ask me if they should take a chance and try to work for themselves. It's a huge risk, and no one can tell you if it is one that would work out ...
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When you're out of work and looking for a new job, just finding a job - any job - seems like the right thing to do. The bills are piling up and even a job that doesn't seem right ...
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When you leave a job, it's customary for the company to ask you for an exit interview. If you haven't had the opportunity to participate in one of these interviews, trust me when ...
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So, you found a great job, aced the interview and received a job offer. Congrats! Getting the job offer is the first half of the challenge. Now, you have to decide when to start ...
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Have you stopped to consider the idea of changing careers? Do you feel your current job does not utilize or challenge you and your skill sets? Many people can get a bit bogged ...
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  You are feeling unappreciated, underpaid and just not happy at your job.  You brush off your resume, go on a few interviews and land another job.  After ...
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 What?   Why would anyone want to voluntarily resign from a job in this economy?  If everything is going well, you love what you do, and the money and benefits ...
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Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly. ...
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Making sense of a career change. These days, people aren't sticking with one job for the bulk of their career. It's common to start out in one career and change several times ...
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  Don't lose your contacts when you lose your job.   Keeping your professional network contacts when you leave your job is always a challenge, and it is even more ...
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The biotech industry is a vast one with plenty of opportunities for scientists hoping to expand their horizons. Of course, for individuals looking to switch fields within this ...
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Do you like to work with your hands? Don't mind getting dirty? Here are 5 of the best paying dirty jobs. When you are thinking about switching careers, it's important to ...
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If you are a veteran of the trucking industry, looking for a job, or maybe just getting a little tired of the road, you may want to look into staying in the logistics field, but ...
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    In today’s economy of layoffs, cutbacks, troubled housing and the finance market, it may be time to take a new job path. Making a career switch from, say ...
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Switching careers at the executive level can seem like an impossible task. But the reality is that it happens more often than you might think. As more high-level professionals ...
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      by Alex A. Kecskes       If you’re an engineer who has been recently laid off and you’re thinking of making a lateral move to ...
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There is a strong record of military members obtaining teaching positions in the education sector. School districts often find former military personnel to be an excellent asset ...
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A career change is an important investment. Job seekers complete training programs and conduct job searches only when programs are finished. How do you know that it will be ...
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If you are looking for a job in construction, or thinking about changing careers, doing specific things in the right way will help you get the results for which you are looking. ...
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Last Saturday evening I attended an alumni awards event at Eastern Michigan University. It was there I had an interesting conversation with one of the award recipients, Dave ...
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There is a reason for the term “short-timer”. Whether you are in the military and ready to separate or in the corporate world and ready to leave your job, it can be a struggle to ...
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When you?re in the midst of switching careers, you may feel a bit concerned about just how you can show that you are qualified for a new position with your old skills. Although ...
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If you are considering switching careers, it is important to first determine why you want to make the change. By identifying the driving force behind your decision, it will help ...
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There is strong supportive evidence that the organic food industry is only going to get healthier and bigger. Health conscious baby boomers are avid customers of natural food ...
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  Are you thinking about changing jobs? Here are some signs that it might be time.   Now that the job market is starting to make a comeback, people who have been ...
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Regardless of how unhappy they are, people are always afraid to move jobs. Though the odds of success may be higher at another company, it is the uncertainty that clouds their ...
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Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very ...
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A number of years ago, I was interviewing a woman who worked at one of the big three American car companies. She made the point, that she was not very happy working at her job as ...
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There comes a time when you’re ready to make a career change – maybe your current job feels a little stale, maybe your company’s prospects are uncertain, or maybe you’re just ...
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There's no denying it, it's still a tough job market out there. So many people are looking for new jobs or wondering how long their current job will last. Jobs titles are being ...
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Whether your hand was forced, or you made the decision, going out on a limb by changing the direction your life is going in can be scary, risky and yet, very rewarding. ...
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We have all been there, working a job that seems like a dead end. Sitting at your desk and thinking that if you have to listen to your co-worker laugh one more time you are going ...
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Recently, I've met many career-changers - people who have changed not only jobs but their entire line of work, many still in their twenties. Since I am also a career-changer, it ...
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Today I ran into a woman whose husband used to work with me at a hotel in our area. She also had a career in hospitality, but through a series of cutbacks and job eliminations, ...
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Oh, I guess you did grow up. But is this the grown up you wanted to be when you were a kid? Are you happy with how your career turned out? Most of us aren’t. In fact, huge ...
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If you are contemplating a career change may I suggest you consider an exit strategy? In the world of our careers, any time you are considering a change in careers, you would do ...
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With so many people out of work, many are faced with the option of continuing to look for a job in their same industry, but with a competitor, or, starting over completely. In ...
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As I was growing up, the term “for Love or Money” was often used after a statement about doing something. It was a way of saying the two most important things in the world are ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   The job market is brutal. After months of trying to land a job in your field, you may decide it's time to switch careers where jobs are more plentiful. ...
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I read the article “six signs you are in the wrong career” today and it really hit home with me! How many times in your life have you been in the wrong job or in the ...
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The state of this economy certainly continues to challenge the best of us. I have personally spoken to many professionals who are wondering if this is a good time to make a ...
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  Keeping your professional network contacts when you change jobs is always a challenge, and it is even more complicated now that most of us are networking through ...
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Finding a new job in the summer seems intimidating to many people. The prospect of job hunting, only to be rejected, keeps potential workers from realizing some of the best ...
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As a career coach and former High Tech manager, I’ve noticed that most people wind up in careers that are completely out of line with their college degrees or interests. ...
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It seems that each and every decade the career fields tide sway and this decade is sure to be no different. Some career fields are expanding faster than others and one of the main ...
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If you’re sitting in your office bored, ticked off or feeling down you may be thinking it’s time to go. BUT, you’re not sure. You are rationalizing staying ...
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With the economy and unemployment the way it has been, the usual turnover of people leaving and finding new and more favorable jobs is almost nonexistent. People who would have ...
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I can't count the number of times I've heard people talk about updating their resume when thinking about making a career change. If you are one of those people out there putting ...
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Are you having difficulties staying on track and attaining your career goals? Whether you're just starting out, graduating from college or making a midlife career change, if you ...
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If you're planning on changing careers in the near future, having goals and taking action will be critical to your success. The problem is that it's not always easy to stay on ...
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Ever asked yourself what is really important in your career? If you're not content or fulfilled, now might be the perfect time to do just that - take some time for ...
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Have you been dreaming of making a career change? If so, why haven’t you acted on your dream? It might be because you are operating under a false assumption. You might be missing ...
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It’s not always easy to make the shift from the academic world to the corporate world. These worlds can be vastly different, requiring different things from their high-level ...
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Changing careers can be one of the hardest things that a person does. You are going from what you know to something completely different. However, switching careers can be ...
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If you’ve been laid off from your job because the industry is drying up – or think you’re in jeopardy of this happening – and want to find a solution to your problem, you’re not ...
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One very important aspect of reinventing your career is knowing exactly who you are as a person and what you want, not just in your profession, but in your life as a whole. To ...
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A web-based career ID tool has the ability to identify – with 100% objectivity and 90% accuracy - careers in which an adult or teenager has the greatest opportunity for success ...
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If you are one of the many women in the U.S. thinking about returning to the workforce after taking time out to start a family, you might feel a bit lost. Technology has ...
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When someone loses their job “Thank you!” is not exactly the first phrase that comes to mind. Losing a job invokes feelings of fear and betrayal that are not easily overcome. ...
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Sometimes it may feel that your time in your current career has just about run its course. It may seem that you’ve contributed all that you can and are now looking for new ways to ...
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Have you ever felt that the only management that has seen your resume is waste management? Or that resume writing should be a lost art? Or, the most effective method of resume ...
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Looking for new career ideas? Are you feeling frustrated in your job, but just don't know what else to do? Have you got a good idea of the kind of work you don't want but not a ...
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A new career in income tax preparation could be a safety net for some of the thousands of bank and financial services employees who are losing their jobs due to the economic ...
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You’re a manager. Why would you want to be on Facebook with a bunch of college kids? Simple…there’s 100 Million people on Facebook now, up from 25 Million a year ago. There’s ...
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An early challenge job changers face is determining who they are professionally.If you've been in the workforce 5 years or more, you've had LOTS of areas where you could ...
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You have recently made the decision to exit one career and enter a new one, which can be both exciting and a little bit scary. But while the choice to make the career switch was ...
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Every time the economy expands or dips, executives who are tired, bored, displaced, or in search of above-market earnings come out of the barn in droves looking for "greener ...
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You may be in a job that is leading you nowhere. You may have decided that it’s time for a radical career change, or that a return to school is in the cards. You may have a better ...
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It's so simple, and so few candidates do this. And the higher up the management chain the candidate is, the more effective they can be using this strategy. Interestingly, the ...
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Sometimes no matter how much you try you can’t - and don’t want to – make your current job work for you. Maybe it’s too many demands coming from too many places; maybe it’s the ...
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The Declaration of Independence states everyone is entitled to certain "inalienable rights," including "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." We all love and fight for the ...
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So, you have the job that everyone told you would be great. You are earning good money, but there’s only one problem--you are not happy anymore. You want to do something else, but ...
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Ever wondered why people trade down for a job when they are already settled in a high-profile job that pays them quite well? Many people trade down for a variety of reasons that ...
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Yesterday in response to another article I had written about working at home for people in their fifties and sixties, I got a number of comments that others felt the same way ...
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Are you thinking about changing your career? Are you worried about how difficult the transition is going to be? Then you are not alone. Many people go through similar anticipation ...
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Are you tired of office politics and kissing up to superiors with half your talent? You don’t have to live like this. You are entitled to make a new start where you can dictate ...
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How many times have you thought or heard: But I/we have always done it this way? Just because you have stayed in a job you hate for 10 years doesn’t mean that you have to ...
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If you’re seeking a new job in accounting and finance, have you considered looking outside your region? Expanding your job search might provide options not available locally, ...
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Your passion was given to you as a great gift. I believe everyone on earth was given a unique set of talents and gifts and has the opportunity to develop those talents and ...
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Every person in transition has their own unique set of attributes and circumstances that define the nature of the challenge they face in finding a new or better job. Some job ...
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You wake up suddenly and realize that you don’t like your job anymore. The stress of a 60+ hour work week and impossible deadlines are making you irritable at home and when out ...
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Are you going through your career with blinders on? Change in your career (and your circumstances) can not take place unless you are aware of what needs to be changed. If you ...
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Many working moms struggle with the day-to-day grind of the workweek. While many may enjoy their jobs, they may not enjoy the ritual of waking up early, getting the kids ready, ...
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So, it appears that quite a lot of you want me to write about how you can afford changing careers. Ok. I am nothing if not responsive. First, what happens when you have no ...
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This week, we’re going to address one of the questions that I’ve been getting from my articles. What are you supposed to do when you are a housewife and you want to leave home? ...
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Well, now that you have free time on your hands… What are you going to do? Let’s see. Maybe you’ve put forward your best effort and either didn’t enjoy what you were doing or ...
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In this week’s article, I am going to address how to handle yourself on the way out the door as you change careers. This is something that, until yesterday, I thought most people ...
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Many people aren't happy, fulfilled or even moderately satisfied with their work.  The work environment is stressful, characterized by constant change, increasing production ...
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In today’s article, we’re going to look at two examples of how people changed their careers. The first one, Henrietta (not even close to her real name), was able to make a change ...
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"And for what reason do you suppose it has four gears?" This chapter is a bit different from the others. In the other chapters we talked about things to do to keep you in the ...
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In each of these articles, I will consider one example of someone who changed careers and discuss what they think they did correctly (and, of course, incorrectly). However, if ...
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When was the last time that you walked into work and you were truly happy to be there? You were excited by your job, you liked the people you worked with, and you trusted that ...
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Career Planning: Great Job But Can't Afford to MoveBy Cathy Goodwin Q. I live in a wonderful house in the Midwest. Recently a recruiter asked if I would consider a new job ...
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If you are one of the lucky few that loves your job and it is very secure, then you will never have to consider a change in your career. But, if you are like most other people, ...
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It happens to many professionals. You're on a career track you began in your college days, if not before, and suddenly it's ten years later and you're not sure where to go next. ...
Article in Changing Careers

1. You want more challenge. If you have been in a position you just don't feel offers any more challenge, speak to your boss first. If you are not encouraged by the discussion ...
Article in Changing Careers

The average American changes jobs every 3-1/2 years, according to survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with more than 25 percent of workers starting new jobs ...

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