Second Career

  • Second Career: From Sitcom Writer to Nursing

    Second Career: From Sitcom Writer to Nursing

    William Kenny was a successful television sitcom writer. Caryn Stapler spent 25 years at JP Morgan Chase, working in finance and human resources jobs. For reasons as different as their professional backgrounds, both eventually found their way into nursing. There are 2.6 million registered nurses, which makes the... Continue Reading

  • Second Career: From IT to Landscaping

    Second Career: From IT to Landscaping

    Why would a high-achieving, heavy hitter leave the money and perks that go with a job at a brand-name IT firm to work two part-time jobs that offer a fraction of the money and almost none of the recognition? It comes down to work-life balance. Encore careers–second careers that folks typically choose later... Continue Reading

  • Second Career for Military Personnel

    Second Career for Military Personnel

    Jay Drake spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy. When he retired, he found it difficult to make the transition to the civilian work world. Drake was hardly noticed as a job candidate by hiring managers, landing only two phone screens and no-face-to face-interviews. "This was surprising to me considering I was bringing... Continue Reading

  • Second Career: From Broker to Bartender

    Second Career: From Broker to Bartender

    By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer NEW YORK -- With job openings few and far between, skilled professionals are trading their business suits for aprons - with mixed success. Ramy Sukarieh, 32, worked in Credit Suisse's multi-asset class solution group in New York until he was laid off in October. He... Continue Reading