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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 ...
Article in Changing Careers

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 ...