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  • 3 More Lessons You Can Learn From Your First Job

    Your first job probably wasn't in your field -- odds are, it wasn't even in shouting distance. But you can learn just as much from your first just-for-cash gig as you do from the internship that starts off your official career.

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  • When Should You Think About Changing Your Career?

    Your last week on the job has been completely frustrating. Nothing seems to be good enough for the boss. Maybe this is not the career you want to be in; maybe you’d be happier doing something else. Maybe you should get back to painting, or doing theater, something you were passionate about in school. But hold on, don’t quit just yet. Here are a few tips that would help figure out if a career switch is right for you.
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  • Job Hopping Is the New Normal

    Gone are the days when workers toiled for the same company from graduation until retirement, heading off into their golden years with a watch and a pension. Today's workforce changes jobs more often than ever: one survey found that at least 21 percent of full-time workers plan on changing their jobs in 2014. According to some experts, that's just fine.

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  • Late Bloomers, Rejoice: The Big Breakthroughs Happen in Middle Age

    Einstein was wrong about at least one thing, according to a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research: if you haven't made a major contribution to science by the age of 30, you might just need to wait a few more years. If the average age of Nobel Prize winners and other tech innovators is anything to go by, late 30s is primetime for creativity.

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  • 3 Ways to Cope With a Career Crisis

    Tough times come to us all, especially in these days of extended unemployment and dwindling job security. The good news is that how you deal with a crisis can sometimes make the difference between a disaster and a learning experience.

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  • 5 Reasons People Hate Their Jobs

    Over 2 million people voluntarily quit their jobs each month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, even though the unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent. Why would anyone leave their job when new gigs aren't exactly growing on trees?

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  • 10 Hot Job Titles That Barely Existed 5 Years Ago [infographic]

    When we were kids, our teachers told us that the jobs we've have as adults hadn't been invented yet. We bet even those far-thinking folks couldn't have predicted occupations like Zumba instructor and data scientist.

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  • How to Deal With the Sunday Night Blues

    Don't believe Garfield the cat. If you're less than thrilled about what you're doing for a living, the worst day of the week isn't Monday -- it's the day before. Specifically, the Sunday evening is the worst, because it's primetime for worrying about what comes tomorrow.

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  • The 5 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

    If you're thinking of changing jobs this year, you're probably already considering factors like aptitude, salary, and occupational outlook. Here's another thing to add to your list: maybe you'd like your next job to be a little less stressful, too.

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  • 10 Online Places to Learn Valuable Job Skills, for Free

    Job counselors tell us that the best way to build a successful career is to keep learning and adding skills to our resumes. But education isn't cheap -- for the most part. Fortunately, there are plenty of totally free sources online that will help you develop the skills you need to get hired, be promoted, and keep those raises rolling in.

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  • The 20 Hottest Job Skills of 2013

    Want to boost your salary in a hurry? Some entries on your resume are worth more than others. Pick up these skills, and your paycheck could increase by as much as 20 percent.

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  • Why You Should Trust Your Intuition

    We live in an age that's obsessed with the bottom line, and the numbers that it takes to get there. Sometimes, however, you have to fold a bit of instinct in with the research and scientific evidence -- especially when it comes to your career. Here's why it's sometimes a good idea to go with your gut.

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  • 5 Famous Late Bloomers Who Didn't Get Their Dream Job Until After 40

    We live in a culture that's obsessed with youth, even though experience only comes with age. If you're feeling a little blue about leaving the wunderkind years, keep this in mind: many of the world's most talented and famous folks didn't find their calling until later in life.

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  • Not a Techie? Here's Why You Should Learn to Code Anyway

    Computer Science Education Week is wrapping up this weekend, and if you're in a non-computer science field, but computer science, particularly learning to code, is becoming important to all of us, in every type of job.

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  • How to Get the Job When You're Overqualified

    There are a lot of reasons to apply for a job for which you're overqualified. Maybe you're making a career change. Maybe you've been stuck in internshipland, and you're trying to make the jump to full-time employment. Or maybe you just plain need a job, because life costs money, and the rent isn't going to pay itself. Whatever the reason, there are a few things you can do to make yourself a more attractive candidate.

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  • Don't Know What You Want to Be When You 'Grow Up'? Don't Worry

    The whole idea of career planning is to lay out some sort of road map, to get you from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow, next year, or five years from now. But what about if you have no idea what you want for a career?

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  • The Surprising Reason Workers Settle for Boring Jobs

    What would it take for you to stick with a job that you found mind-numbingly dull? If you're like most of us, you probably answered, "Stacks and stacks of cash." But recent research suggests that money isn't the major reason workers stay with jobs that bore them -- or at least, it isn't important in exactly the way you'd think.

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  • 3 Career Lessons From Amy Poehler

    Amy Poehler is an inspiration for a lot of working women, based solely on her performance as the resilient government administrator Leslie Knope on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. But her professional life also offers plenty of insight for both men and women who want to be successful while also being true to themselves.

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  • The Older We Get, the More Inspired We Are by Work

    This summer, LinkedIn polled its members to find out how inspired they are by their jobs. Among the interesting insights in the initial results: older workers are more inspired than younger ones.

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  • Where Can You Expect to Be in 5 Years?

    What you do today is the blueprint for what you'll be doing tomorrow, next week, and five years from now. If you're not working on something that will support your dreams in the future, now's the time to make a change.

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