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  • Ask an Expert: Should I Change Careers?

    Ask an Expert: Should I Change Careers?

    I frequently talk to people who want to change careers. They often tell me one of these four things: 1. I hate my job. 2. I don't think my job is a good fit. 3. I want to do something more meaningful. 4. My friends tell me I would make a great (fill in the blank). Continue Reading

  • Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Success Stories: From the Office to the Classroom

    Jason Ortiz was a success in corporate marketing for a decade, but his dream of being a teacher never waned. Patricia Anderson Connors worked in dead-end jobs for many years, yet she always wanted to teach. Both Jason and Patricia were motivated for different reasons to change careers in their 30s, but in order... Continue Reading

  • Is It Time to Hit the Reset Button on Your Career?

    Is It Time to Hit the Reset Button on Your Career?

    Has it been a while since you held a full-time job because you took time off to raise kids? Or maybe you feel you've been on the wrong career path for some time but quitting right now seems too risky. Or perhaps you don't want to leave your job, but your prospects for advancement are limited and you just feel... Continue Reading

  • No Shortage of Gold for Silver Medalist Dale Begg-Smith

    No Shortage of Gold for Silver Medalist Dale Begg-Smith

    Mogul skier Dale Begg-Smith didn't match the gold medal he won in Turin in 2006, but instead won a silver medal at the Vancouver games. Yet Begg-Smith still has the gold, and all of it is sitting in his bank account, because he was smart enough to think about how he would provide for himself well after his... Continue Reading

  • Career Makeover: From Economics Teacher to Financial Advisor

    Career Makeover: From Economics Teacher to Financial Advisor

    After a 12-year career as a successful economics teacher, Randy Gappen was burned out. At the beginning of his 13th year teaching high school seniors, he decided it was time for a change. Edward Jones was seeking fresh talent for their financial advisors training program and Randy applied. After months of... Continue Reading

  • 25 Best Jobs for Boomers

    25 Best Jobs for Boomers

    Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are nearing retirement age. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are 78.2 million boomers, and that every hour, 330 of them turn 60. That means an entire generation of workers might leave the work force in the coming years. But they might not. Continue Reading

  • A Career Coach's Advice for Starting Over in a Tough Economy

    A Career Coach's Advice for Starting Over in a Tough Economy

    As a career coach, I have noticed over the last year that many of my clients found a silver lining in the down economy. They used it as an opportunity to change their career. The slowdown allowed for introspection on their overall happiness level at work and they made useful discoveries. For most people, the... Continue Reading

  • Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    Job Burnout: Signs You Need a Change

    CareerBuilder.com There comes a time in every professional's career when it is best to make a change. Being able to recognize burnout and know when to leave a company can keep you from finding yourself at a dead end later in your career. But how do you know when it's time to move on? The following quiz,... Continue Reading

  • How to Identify Your Transferable Skills

    How to Identify Your Transferable Skills

    CareerBuilder.com This "finding a career" thing is tricky business. You go to college and major in one thing -- but find yourself in a job opposite from what you spent four years studying. Or, you land a job that's exactly in line with your college major -- but discover it's not what you had in mind. Or even... Continue Reading

  • Five Keys to Finding a New Career

    Have you been feeling like it's time for a big change lately? Do you get the sense that your career is not the right fit for you? If you're feeling frustrated, unchallenged and unfulfilled in your work, the time might be right for you to make a major change. Changing professions, however, is not something to do... Continue Reading

  • Go for a New Career

    By Gerri Willis, CNN personal finance editor NEW YORK -- If you are thinking about a career change, chances are the climbing unemployment rate has you too scared to even start looking. But are your options really that bleak? Here are some tips about how even in these tough times you can make headway on switching... Continue Reading

  • It's Been 10 Years since My Last Job Search ...

    It's Been 10 Years since My Last Job Search ...

    CareerBuilder.com It's been 26 years since Rick Hingst, 54, has looked for work. Kama Linden, 39, hasn't job hunted for 10 years. And Diana Macfee, 40, has been out of the work force for 12 years. Now each of these people is joining the ranks of millions who are returning to the work force after a several-year... Continue Reading

  • Some Hope for Retail Execs

    Some Hope for Retail Execs

    By Parija B. Kavilanz, CNNMoney.com senior writer NEW YORK -- The recession has already claimed hundreds of thousands of store jobs in the past 12 months. Now it's slicing into the ranks of retailing's other talent pool -- white-collar professionals. These are store managers, district managers, all the way up... Continue Reading

  • Dream of Teaching? More Career Switchers Become Educators

    Dream of Teaching? More Career Switchers Become Educators

    By Libby Quaid, Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Plenty of people dream of leaving their jobs to become teachers. Today, more people are actually doing it. Peter Vos ran an Internet start-up. Now he teaches computer science to middle school kids in Maryland. Jaime McLaughlin used to do people's taxes. Now... Continue Reading

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