Whether you’re established in one arena but have a passion elsewhere or just want to try something completely different from a job you still dig, changing careers can be a daunting and nervewracking task. But guess what? It doesn’t have … More
Topic: career change
Sometimes you’ve got to take a few steps backward in order to make that giant leap forward in the right direction—because it builds momentum to get over life’s hurdles, right? At least, that’s what I tell myself every time I think about being the girl I always said I’d never be, but totally and completely was: the girl who moved for her boyfriend. More
Unless you strike gold with your career path at the age of 23, chances are you will find yourself transitioning in and out of companies. Saying goodbye to the people and places to which you have contributed your time can be nerve-wracking, exciting, or emotional; but regardless of the circumstance, it is important to transition out of a company with the same appreciation and grace with which you came into it. More
In 2009, I was a very senior executive celebrating my fourth anniversary at a brokerage firm. More
Ten months ago I took what I now call a leap of faith by quitting my secure, full-time job for an internship at $10 an hour. It could have been the worst mistake in the world or the best opportunity of my life, but I wouldn’t find out which until much later. Call me crazy if you want to. More
Just in time for final exams, we’re thrilled to welcome Flynn Coleman, lawyer, yogi, and founder of SAMYA Practice, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share about staying balanced as a law student and lawyer.
Why don’t you brew a nice cup of tea, breathe deeply, and settle in? Here’s Flynn! More
People went out of their way to tell me that I was doing a great job. I think as soon as you feel like you’re good at something, you’re immediately excited about it. More
Sonia Sahney Nagar has quite an impressive resumé — working for General Motors as an engineer, working for Amazon, and consulting for other businesses on eCommerce. She left it all behind, though, to form Pickie, a personalized shopping aid that just raised $1 million in venture capitalist funding. We got to talk to Sonia about how she made the leap from engineering to consulting to becoming a CEO, and her tips for women looking to follow in her footsteps. More
Karina Abbaj is a jewelry designer from New York. You can check out her designs at Karina Tea Jewelry.
What’s your full time job, and how did you get it?
Hostess/Cashier/Maître d’/American girl/Jack of all trades at an upscale Asian fusion restaurant. I marched up to the manager a few years back and told him they needed a hostess. Then sort of charmingly begged him for my job back after I graduated college and couldn’t find a full time position in my field. More
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In my mid-twenties I was working at a health care company, back when brands had just started using social media. I successfully launched a social media presence for this company by teaching myself everything I could about digital and social media marketing, and for over a year I watched proudly as we expanded our presence in the industry and impressed our funders—a tremendous accomplishment in the non-profit world. Though I was proud of my achievement, I was itching to do more. More
If you look up the definition of “retire,” you’ll find synonyms like withdraw, retreat and recede.
Um, no thanks. More
Several years ago, I started a job that, for all intents and purposes, was my dream job. At least, it’s what I spent four years of college and two years of internships preparing for. This was my big break, and I was not going to squander it. More
Barbie has had more than 130 careers in her long life as a doll and role model. She’s been everything from a nurse to a paratrooper to architect to ballerina to business executive. (Barbie might benefit from a few career counseling sessions. Focus, Barbie!) In the real world, her careers fetch wildly different salaries. What’s interesting is that the price of the dolls varies, too.
What’s your dream job?
Really, though: What would you do if you didn’t have that student loan debt or that mortgage, or if you weren’t so attached to the sandwich place next to your office?
If you’re already doing it, congratulations. If not, you aren’t alone. Surveys over the past few years have spit out some less-than-encouraging stats—in fact, a 2010 survey found that 80% of workers are dissatisfied with their jobs.