By Susan Ricker
Given the recovering economy, emerging jobs and pure human nature, career switches are common. What may have been a great job 10 years ago can be obsolete now. But how can you prepare yourself for a career switch? These experts share the following advice for planning your next career steps. Read More »
I'd be lying if I said that I'm not worried about my age -- 51 -- being a problem in my job hunt, especially after working independently for more than a decade. But I just can't believe I'm doomed because of it. I have friends who've switched jobs, acquired new skill sets, and launched satisfying careers after... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you're considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it's the right decision or not. On the one hand, you're pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision,... Read More »
Gail Belsky is blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. She will be posting every Monday. In the meantime, feel free to share your suggestions, thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
As part of my attempt to reinvent my career, I had my first consult with... Read More »
By Alan Brady
When we graduate college, we hope that the job fairy will give us a high-paying job at a great company-the day after we get our loan-financed diplomas, no less.
Unfortunately, what usually happens is that we find ourselves sitting in our parents' basements, lamenting the cruelty of fate and... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Not all jobs are created equal, which is why you shouldn't feel obligated to accept every offer that comes your way. If taking the job means the difference between living on the street and keeping your house, that's one thing, but if your situation enables you to be picky, career advisors... Read More »
Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays.
At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »
By Vivian Giang
If you're applying for a position at a larger firm, your resume will likely be among hundreds - or even thousands - that recruiters receive, and if you don't use the right keywords, you'll risk a chance of never crossing a recruiter's radar.
More and more companies are using a... Read More »
The most frequently offered word of career advice is "network." The problem is that by the time you make a deep enough connection with enough people that one of them knows of a great-fit job for you and pulls strings enough that you land the job, you may be eating cat food. Read More »
What's it like, working full-time again after a nearly three-year sabbatical?
It's seeing the beautiful full moon, still in the sky at 6:30 in the morning.
It's smiling to myself because I feel connected to the world again. I'm no longer an observer, I'm a participant.
It's having daily... Read More »
In 2007, I did a fair amount of work with corporate executive teams on the subject of coaching their entry-level employees -- also referred to as Generation Y. I had been hired to explain the mindset of this new generation of workers and how to coach them in their careers. It was a subject I had come to care a... Read More »
Demand for home care nurses is projected to grow a whopping 71 percent between 2010 and 2020. What other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities? Read More »
You've heard the statistics: Managers prefer to hire people who already have jobs. The long-term unemployed face steep odds. Some 5.4 million people have been out of work for more than six months, and after about a year of being out of work, their chances of getting a job drop to 1 in 10 per month. Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Change is good. And changing things up on your online profile can attract attention, whether it's a recruiter or an angel investor or some new followers.
This fall brings many good reasons for freshening up our online images: Stepped up networking events, new or renewed emphasis on career... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
You've finally landed an entry-level job in your "dream career." Awesome, right? Unfortunately, not for everyone. Whether you realize your dream career requires more working hours than you're willing to dedicate or the tasks you're delegated are uninteresting or just plain jarring, having a... Read More »
By Lisa Swan
If you want to find a good job these days, you might have to work with a recruiter. Deal with it. That's because today, many companies have dispensed with traditional human resources departments in favor of outside recruiters. It saves the companies beaucoup bucks -- but it also means that you... Read More »
Though the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high for Americans generally, data suggest that veterans as a group are having an easier time finding jobs. The unemployment rate among veterans of all ages fell to 6.9 percent in July from 8.6 percent during the same month a year ago, the Labor Department... Read More »
When is it time to give up on your dream of changing careers in midlife? That's the question Cynthia Hart, a former engineer, posed in a LinkedIn discussion. Hart wrote:
"I know many of you have made significant career changes.... and I know I cannot be the only one to feel I have 'failed' at trying. I was an... Read More »