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4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

4 Tips for Networking to Change Fields

What to do and say to make connections for a career switch

By connecting with people in your desired field, you just might network yourself into a job. Here are four tips for how to do it. Read More »

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Read More »

Ask Jack: Show Me the Money, Burning Bridges & Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Show Me the Money, Burning Bridges & Job of the Week

Sleep easier tonight: Ask Jack a work question.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 6: Brainstorm

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 6: Brainstorm

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David knew he needed to make a career change. But to what? Read More »

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

How to Survive 3 Layoffs in 2 Years & Still Get a Job Quickly

From unemployed to popping champagne - jobseeker success story

What do you do when you get laid-off 2X in 6 months? You seek career advice to help you build a gameplan to change your job search strategy and career path. Read More »

What's New in What Color is Your Parachute?

What's New in What Color is Your Parachute?

Is the definitive book on job search still relevant in 2014?

What's new in the 2014 edition of Richard Bolles' What Color is Your Parachute? Read More »

DeviantArt CEO: 'Side Hustle' For A Happy Career

DeviantArt CEO: 'Side Hustle' For A Happy Career

A passion project could take you places you've never considered

Angelo Sotira says starting a side project will earn you extra money and give you a career boost. Read More »

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

3 Worst Mistakes To Make When Changing Careers

Test your ideas by talking to people and get out of your head

Many people grapple with how to make a successful career change and make a few common, avoidable mistakes. Here are three errors you should watch out for. 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 »

Should You Ever Turn Down A Promotion?

Should You Ever Turn Down A Promotion?

There are landmines you may not have considered. 7 tips. Read More »

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

By Diane Gilman You may not know me, but you might be familiar with my jeans. Not to brag, but they're the top-selling item on the Home Shopping Network, and I created them specifically for women over 40. To some people, the most fascinating aspect of my story is my dramatic success as a fashion designer. But... Read More »

How I Changed Careers After 50

How I Changed Careers After 50

By Tony Lewis, Senior Recruiting Specialist, Insperity Are you a professional over the age of 50 who is trapped in a job that doesn't meet financial needs or is out of sync with your personality, character or mind? It's not that you are unappreciated or taken for granted. You still have dreams, and your current... 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 »

How To Find A Job That Is A Good 'Fit'

How To Find A Job That Is A Good 'Fit'

It's the core question for most workers: What career should I pick? If you're looking for quick-and-dirty, try the Department of Labor's Skills Profiler. It inventories your skills and suggests matching careers. 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 »

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

3 Reasons Employers Won't Hire 'Overqualified' Applicants

Shouldn't it be easy to get a job if you are more than qualified -- even overqualified -- for the opportunity? If you're an experienced engineer with a Ph.D. and you're having trouble landing an entry-level engineering job, it can be tough on your morale. However, you should not be surprised when employers don't... 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 »

New Grads: How To Get A Job Outside Your Major

New Grads: How To Get A Job Outside Your Major

Getting a position outside your major isn't impossible. Take these four steps. Read More »

From Loan Officer To Lounge Singer: How Fred Sanford Turned A Passion Into A Job

From Loan Officer To Lounge Singer: How Fred Sanford Turned A Passion Into A Job

Fred Sanford saw his job disappear during the financial crisis. But he reconnected with his passion for music and turned it into a job. Read More »

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