Career Change

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5 Questions to Ask When You’ve Lost Your Passion for Work

Do something you love and you won’t work a day in your life. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard but one that rarely applies to the real world. Even jobs you initially adored grow bland over time. Maybe you’re not challenged. Maybe it’s too stressful. Maybe there’s too much corporate red tape. Maybe you’re just over the industry and crave something new.

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8 Key Considerations Before Changing Careers

Your alarm goes off and you slowly stretch and blink your eyes open. You turn to the window to see the sun peeking out over the horizon as the birds chirp to greet the morning. You smile momentarily at the prospect of a new day, until it hits you like a sledgehammer. You have to go to work! You cringe and immediately throw the covers back over your head…

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Before Pocketing $5K, Ask Yourself These Important Relocation Questions

Small communities are getting creative and opening their pocketbooks to solve their severe labor shortage woes. Hamilton, Ohio, is doling out $5,000 for student loan debt to young workers who move there. Grant County, Indiana, is offering $5,000 to people buying a home. And North Platte, Indiana, isn’t messing around: $10,000 to anyone who moves there for…

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Bridging the Gap: 6 Steps to Manage Change with Ease

In our modern, digital age, it’s hard to keep up with the innovation and change in both the workplace and in one’s own personal life. As such, adaptability and the opportunity to create and recreate your professional identity has become one of the most important qualities a person can have. Adapting means the willingness to…

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10 Ways to Test the Waters Before Diving Into a New Career

The alarman jump diving from pier into seam blares as you struggle to blink open your eyes for another routine morning. You’ll head into the same job you’ve worked at in the same old industry for the last 20 or more years. It used to be your passion, but now it’s just bland. You often feel empty and spend your day dreaming of something more than just a paycheck.

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Transitioning in an Industry in Transition

When Lauren was laid off from her position at a prominent news magazine, she came up against a major job search obstacle: her age. Striving for a fresh start while others her age were preparing for retirement was a unique challenge. To raise the hurdle that much higher, Lauren was targeting the publishing industry, which continues to…

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Are Gender Stereotypes Holding You Back from Exploring a Nontraditional Career?

A dozen years ago, talking about “nontraditional” careers was really code for encouraging women toward industries that were historically dominated by men. Today, both men and women can pursue nontraditional careers, making inroads into professions where the majority of the workforce is composed of members of the opposite sex. Think oil-rig workers for women and…