Topic: career change

Build Your Brand During Career Transitions

Build Your Brand During Career Transitions

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 »

From Engineer to Entrepreneur: The Founder Of Pickie Shares Her Business Secrets

From Engineer to Entrepreneur: The Founder Of Pickie Shares Her Business Secrets

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 »

Maître D’ By Day, Jewelry Designer By Night

Maître D’ By Day, Jewelry Designer By Night

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 »

The Tweet That Changed My Whole Career

The Tweet That Changed My Whole Career

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 »

Why Does Paleontologist Barbie Cost More Than Twice As Much As Pilot Barbie?

Why Does Paleontologist Barbie Cost More Than Twice As Much As Pilot Barbie?

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.
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How I Started My Dream Career After 40

How I Started My Dream Career After 40

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.
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