Career Change

Unhappy With Your Career? Try 'Asset-Based Thinking'

Unhappy With Your Career? Try 'Asset-Based Thinking'

This mindset can help you focus on what's right in your career

Tap into the best of your resources simply by changing the way you think. Read More »

Career Shift: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Career Shift: How to Become a Substitute Teacher

Can you think on your feet?

Substitute teaching can provide a steady supplemental income to a job search or other part-time work. Read More »

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Pinpoint What You Were Born To Do

Unpack your strengths and weaknesses

If this seems like an exercise in futility, think again — Steve Olsher has some practical and logical suggestions for you. Read More »

How To Launch A Second Career With Purpose: Award-Winners Share Their 'Aha' Moments

How To Launch A Second Career With Purpose: Award-Winners Share Their 'Aha' Moments

Play to your strengths to combine purpose and paycheck

There's no need for a radical career shift if you're looking for a purpose and a new job to satisfy it. Read More »

Girl Develop It Success Stories

Girl Develop It Success Stories

Learning how to code empowers women.

Girl Develop It alums Tracy Bartley and Brenda Storer got the confidence and tech skills they needed to advance their careers. Read More »

Retired Marketing Executive Flips Burgers To Make Ends Meet

Retired Marketing Executive Flips Burgers To Make Ends Meet

The number of Americans 65 and over who are employed has jumped 67 percent in the last decade.

As an advertising executive, Tom Palome had a career you'd think would pay for retirement. But now he works at Sam's Club and flips burgers. Read More »

Why Everyone Should Freelance

Why Everyone Should Freelance

6 good reasons to start freelancing.

If you've struggled but just haven't been able to land that 9-to-5 you want, you might want to consider a more entrepreneurial approach. Read More »

Recharge Your Career With A Big Idea

Recharge Your Career With A Big Idea

How to find and execute the big idea that will be a game changer.

How to find and execute the big idea that will be a game changer. Read More »

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

Rejected For A Dream Job After 8 Months

How do you recover from that?

Tess Vigeland on her eight month quest to become next host of NPR's All Things Considered. Read More »

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 »

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