Career Change

Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Why I Quit My 'Dream Job' -- Without A Safety Net

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.'

Tess Vigeland explains why she quit as Marketplace host, leading to a year of being 'adrift.' Read More »

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Career Anxiety: Dreadful, Common And Totally Necessary

Being anxious can be a good thing. Here's how. Read More »

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

None of them require start up cash or investors, either. Read More »

Could A Bad Job Be Good For You?

Could A Bad Job Be Good For You?

If you hate your job, here are some ways of making it work for you Read More »

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Are You Feeling Lost In Your Career?

Between the ups and downs of the economy, a conventional career map can sometimes serve as little more than wishful thinking. Read More »

Good Reasons To Work For Free

Good Reasons To Work For Free

I work for free. A lot. Yes, that includes writing this article, indeed writing one every week for AOL Jobs and a separate one each week for U.S. News. And I'm in my 25th year producing and hosting "Work with Marty Nemko" on an NPR station in San Francisco, yes, for free. Why? Because I don't know how to... Read More »

Sex Worker, Banned From LinkedIn, Cries Discrimination

Sex Worker, Banned From LinkedIn, Cries Discrimination

"It's a civil rights issue to me." Read More »

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

Your Job Isn't What The Employer Promised: Is That Illegal?

I recently received this question from a reader. Q: I was hired for a specific job with a specific job title. Months later, my employer changed my title without asking me and made me work in a role that I neither wanted nor was qualified for. I wouldn't have left my prior job for the newly changed job title.... Read More »

Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write... Read More »

Drug Kingpin Remakes Himself As Aerobics Instructor To Seniors

Drug Kingpin Remakes Himself As Aerobics Instructor To Seniors

Infamous drug dealer Thomas Mickens explains his turnaround. "I don't want to be remembered as a street legend." Read More »

Starting A Second Career At Age 60

Starting A Second Career At Age 60

Donna Read never planned to spend the rest of her life working at a grocery store. But the decent wages and great benefits kept her there for 12 years, until she was fired last summer. At age 58, Read fell into poverty, and into a depression that kept her in bed for three months. But now Read is going back to... Read More »

Wounded Vets Create Music ... as Well as Jobs for Themselves

Wounded Vets Create Music ... as Well as Jobs for Themselves

Warrior Spirit Band band members Paul Delacerda, King Burton, Sean Foster and Levon Ingram at Rock 4 Recovery. Paul Delacerda has had a long road to his current job as the drummer for a touring rock band composed entirely of wounded military veterans. When he left the Army in 2009, he faced a difficult... Read More »

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Read More »

The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

The Secret Upside To Being Unemployed

Something happened last week that has made me call off the hunt for right now: I am flooded with freelance work. I'm up to my eyeballs, which is great -- not only from an income standpoint, but also because it's given me some perspective. After the sobering barrage of comments to my last post about contingency... Read More »

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

What would a career coach tell you if you had the bucks to hire one? AOL Jobs consulted with several coaches to uncover these tips. Read More »

Ex-Convict Goes Job Hunting: The Hardest Career Turnaround

Ex-Convict Goes Job Hunting: The Hardest Career Turnaround

How this former drug dealer turned around his life provides lessons for many other job hunters struggling to overcome the stigma of a felony conviction. Read More »

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Lisa Marshall wanted to get out of the mortgage industry, and into a different finance-related role. Check out her new resume. Read More »

When NOT To Hire A Career Coach

When NOT To Hire A Career Coach

In a tough labor market, hiring a career coach might seem like an easy way to get a job. But that's not always the case. Read More »

Biggest Barriers To Successful Career Changes

Biggest Barriers To Successful Career Changes

Only a small percentage of career-changers will be successful. Don't make these common mistakes. Read More »

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Smart Ways To Launch Your 'Encore' Career

Marci Alboher, author of the The Encore Career Handbook, offers tips on how to start your 'encore' career. Read More »

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