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Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Best Second Careers For People Over 40

Here are five career paths where having a long resume makes you a desirable prospect. Read More »

6 Sports Jobs To Put You In The Big Leagues, Even If You Can't Hit The Ball

6 Sports Jobs To Put You In The Big Leagues, Even If You Can't Hit The Ball

By Dawn Papandrea It's March Madness, and if your one shining moment during Saturday's Final Four is a phone call to the local pizzeria, it might be time to give up the dream of being a professional athlete. But that doesn't mean you can't make a living in the sports world. These off-the-field jobs may not... Read More »

4 Skills That Every Job Hunter Needs, Especially Now

4 Skills That Every Job Hunter Needs, Especially Now

By Dawn Papandrea Even as the job market appears to be turning around, it's still important to stand out from other job seekers, as you compete for those new openings. Here are some surprising skills that career experts say will help you get noticed. Read More »

Extreme Career Makeovers

Extreme Career Makeovers

By Dawn Allcot Unhappy in your career? Struggling to find opportunities in today's economy? You're not alone. The good news is, whatever your age, there's always room for a change. Take it from three vocation adventurers whose back-to-school trek led to an extreme career makeover. Read More »

5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

By Susan Johnston Although it can be to daunting to transition into a new career after decades in a different field, some professions are actually looking for experienced workers with well-rounded knowledge and experience. Read More »

Choosing A Career You'll Love

Choosing A Career You'll Love

By Lori Johnston Choosing a career based only on expected job growth or making big bucks could leave you as disappointed as being stood up on a blind date. Instead, turn your loveless career search into one infused with passion and excitement this year. Here is what it takes. Read More »

Pursue A Bright Future In The Solar Industry

Pursue A Bright Future In The Solar Industry

Job Growth Far Surpasses National Average

By Dawn Allcot If you're looking for a career with a bright future, you may want to shine a light on the solar industry. The National Solar Job Census 2011, recently published by the Solar Foundation, shows job growth in the solar sector at 10 times the national average for all industries. The solar industry's... Read More »

2011: The Year of Adult Learners

2011: The Year of Adult Learners

By Lori Johnston Often it's a wedding or birth that truly defines a year. But in 2011, the three adult learners profiled here chose to make education their notable accomplishment of the year. Read More »

New Year, New Job Skills

New Year, New Job Skills

By Barbara Bellesi A new year is upon us, and it's time to get serious about those career resolutions you've made. Is your current skill set where it needs to be to get the job you want? Consider these skills as you work to launch the 2012 edition of yourself. Read More »

4 Comedy Flicks That Teach You How to Get Into College

4 Comedy Flicks That Teach You How to Get Into College

By Elizabeth Weiss McGolerick Comedic films don't attempt to masquerade as instructional material full of life lessons, but occasionally you learn something from them, even about how to get into college. The movies featured here provide a few laughs along with some helpful hints on what not to do. Let... Read More »

6 In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get 'Em

6 In-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get 'Em

By Dawn Papandrea Ever glance at a home or car repair bill and think to yourself, "I'm in the wrong line of work!"? If so, it's with good reason. Skilled tradespeople who can build, repair or maintain equipment that most lay people cannot do on their own can rake in the big bucks, especially if they build... Read More »

Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

By Lori Johnston You've been out of the classroom for a while, so your study skills may no longer make the grade. But before you get down on yourself, remember: It's not necessarily a reflection of your intelligence... even the smartest students struggle as they work their way back into the school groove. Read More »

Worried About The Hidden Costs Of School? 4 Questions To Ask Up Front

Worried About The Hidden Costs Of School? 4 Questions To Ask Up Front

By Robyn Tellefsen When you're going back to school as an adult, you won't have the cushion of your parents' income to help you foot the bill. On the other hand, you also won't have to worry about as many "hidden costs" faced by traditional students, including meal plans, sorority and fraternity fees, and... Read More »

Six Grown-Up-Friendly College Scholarships

Six Grown-Up-Friendly College Scholarships

By Robyn Tellefsen You're all grown up now, which means no one's giving you cash for doing your chores, minding your manners, or losing your teeth. But you're not completely on your own -- especially if you're going back to school. Check out these six grown-up-friendly scholarships that can help you make... Read More »

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

Eight Great Careers You Can Launch in Two Years or Less

By Dawn Papandrea If this lagging economy has taught us anything, it's that jobs aren't as secure as they once were. For many, that means carving out a whole new career path. The good news is that you can launch a healthy career in two years or less, and even out-earn many who enter the workforce with... Read More »

Oops! Rookie Mistakes That Even the Experienced Make on College Applications

Oops! Rookie Mistakes That Even the Experienced Make on College Applications

By Barbara Bellesi If you waited a few years to go to college, or are just now about to finish your degree or enroll in grad school, you might have discovered that more life experience doesn't necessarily guarantee that you'll be a natural at college or financial aid applications. Transcripts and test... Read More »

10 Careers That Fit Into Mom's Schedule

10 Careers That Fit Into Mom's Schedule

By Dawn Papandrea Whether you're getting ready to return to the work force as your maternity leave winds down, or you're a longtime stay-at-home mom who wants to get her creative juices flowing again (and earn some extra cash for those college funds!), flexibility is everything. Finding a job that allows... Read More »

College Anytime, Anywhere -- Even in Afghanistan

College Anytime, Anywhere -- Even in Afghanistan

By Barbara Bellesi, special to AOL Jobs For every great reason people have for returning to school to finish their college degrees, their busy lives seem to offer up a discouraging excuse. While adult students often have many more family and career responsibilities than their younger counterparts do, the... Read More »

Military Service Earns Educational Perks

Military Service Earns Educational Perks

Learn how to make the most of the GI Bill By Dawn Papandrea, special to AOL Jobs People who serve in the military make so many sacrifices to protect our nation, so it's refreshing to know that at least in the educational realm, Uncle Sam does his part to say thanks. As of December 2010, the Veteran's... Read More »

13 Perks of Being a 30-plus Student

13 Perks of Being a 30-plus Student

by Dawn Papandrea The time has finally come – you're once again heading back to the classroom, either to finish what you started, or embark in a whole new career direction. So what should you expect this time around? After all, it's been over a decade since you took notes, crammed for an exam, or wrote... Read More »

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