Here at PayScale, we’ve highlighted the success stories of many career changers from all walks of life, age groups, and backgrounds. However, what we haven’t discussed in great detail are some of the potential pitfalls of switching careers. Any career change has a 50/50 chance of going either good or bad. For the brave at heart, a career change can be the best thing to happen to an individual seeking a new and better opportunity.
Meet Nancy Burks Worcester, a professional ventriloquist. People often tell her, "You have the best job in the world!" and she thinks they are right.
Every week, we scour Quora to provide readers with a question to pique your professional curiosity and expand your vocational knowledge. This week, we turn to the all-too-familiar question, "What do you know now, that you wish you knew when you were starting out?"
Do you have a large social media following and wonder how you can make a few bucks off of your social influence? Well, one company claims to help you do just that. Sqeeqee (pronounced "squeaky") is a new social networking platform that provides a way for its users to monetize their social media sites through shared ad revenues.
This week's Twitter roundup recaps three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz: #TwitterSilence, #MarilynMonroe, and #SocialMedia. Read on to find out how these trending hashtags relate to standing up for a cause, being fearless in your life and career, and why privacy settings on social media are crucial.
The word "seduction" has been so sensationalized (and sexualized) that it is mostly associated with promiscuity or manipulation. However, as Chen Lizra points out, we all can use seduction in our daily lives to help achieve our life goals. In her recent TED Talk, Lizra shows us how seduction can be a positive tool that professionals can use to achieve their life dreams.
Looking for an affordable startup scene? Consider packing up and moving to Austin, Texas, which topped a recent ranking of the hottest startup scenes in the U.S.
If any one person comes to mind when someone says "serial entrepreneur," it's Sir Richard Branson. Even his name sounds fancy and successful, right? So, how does a drop-out with a learning disability become one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs to grace this planet (and maybe others)? Take a seat and fasten your seat belt ... it's time for takeoff.
Think watering holes are bad for the neighborhood or bad for business? Think again!
When you're at a networking event, does your heart start racing when it's time to introduce yourself to complete strangers? Don’t worry, you're not alone. Thankfully, there's a neat little networking tool called social media that enables you to, literally, make connections from the comfort of your own home. So, leave on those pajamas, don't bother brushing your hair, and simply turn on your computer ... it's time to schmooze, people!
Growing a business takes time and patience. Don't be tempted to make rash decisions that may be detrimental in the long run.
Fancy yourself a future NFL owner? If your bank account is bursting and your timing is right, you just might be able to crack the close quarters of the ownership fraternity. How much cash are we talking? Based on Forbes.com’s list of team values, a billion should get you in the ballpark.
A big part of being productive in work and life is staying organized. PayScale turned to professional organizer, Donna Smallin Kuper of Unclutter.com, for some tips on how professionals can stay on top of things, whether they commute to an office or work at home.