Second Career

  • America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

    America's Last Recession-Proof Job?

    By Melanie Hicken, BusinessInsider Shopping at Whole Foods on a recent Sunday afternoon, Lisa Ronis spotted the perfect additions to her business's inventory. But Ronis was not a chef scouting fresh produce or a sommelier seeking a rare Chardonnay. As a professional matchmaker, Ronis had her eye set on... Continue Reading

  • Job To Consider For A Second Career

    Job To Consider For A Second Career

    Bill Hannan wasn't supposed to be here. A 2005 graduate of Villanova University with a degree in finance, he wasn't thinking about sales training sessions three years ago while working as a commodities trader. But reality crept in, in the form of the financial crisis, leading him to give sales, the... Continue Reading

  • 5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

    5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

    By Susan Johnston Although it can be to daunting to transition into a new career after decades in a different field, some professions are actually looking for experienced workers with well-rounded knowledge and experience. Continue Reading

  • Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

    Your Second Career: Finding Work After Retirement

    By Anthony Cintron Finding yourself after retiring from your career can be very exciting; it is a new beginning. With this new chapter of your life, you will get to take a look at things that really make you happy and what you are passionate about. Whether you need the extra income, or you need the personal... Continue Reading

  • Second Career: From Banking Professional to Registered Nurse

    Second Career: From Banking Professional to Registered Nurse

    After a 25-year career in finance and human resources at JP Morgan Chase, Caryn Stapler was laid off following a corporate merger. She realized that with her industry consolidating, she was better off "redefining" herself rather than just searching for a new job in her old field. She chose health care because it... Continue Reading

  • 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