Could a Career Pivot Work For You?

We tend to think of career changes as abrupt: you take a new job, or return to school, and make a sudden shift into the next phase. In the new book Pivot, Google Career Guru coaching program co-creator Jenny …

Ask These 3 Questions Before You Change Careers

Truer words have never been spoken about major career decisions than Kenny Rogers' famous lyrics, "You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em." ... Before you make your final decision, you may want to consider these three things to ensure you're taking a leap of faith, and not a leap into impending doom.

6 Common Job Titles of People Who’ve Left Teaching

Teaching, especially these days, is hard work. From long hours, to low pay, to lack of proper resources, and so much more – the challenges of the teaching profession are endless. Teachers take on this tough work day after day, year after year. Until, sometimes, they decide not to anymore.

#MondayMotivation: 5 People Who Found Success After 40

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that career success strikes either early or not at all. The media loves stories about wunderkinds who make their mark (and their fortune) when they're barely old enough to rent a car. But your career doesn't stop when you turn 30, or 40, or 50. If you've been putting off following your dreams because you think it's too late to change careers, take inspiration from these famous folks – none of whom were a household name until middle age.

Looking to Switch Careers? Coding May Be Your Answer

Let's face it: sometimes a career can go stale. When you were 18, you might have been convinced that culinary school was your passion. Or maybe that near-decade of secondary education left you with a PhD that you couldn't care less about. Now, it seems, you might have an out: the tech industry. For those who have the drive and aptitude, a short training program might be the only thing separating you from an $68,000-a-year, entry-level salary – quite a bit better than the usual barista or waitstaff gigs that await folks who switch careers after leaving school.

How to Get Star Wars on Your Resume

It seems that no corner of the galaxy was able to escape the untold power of Disney's marketing team while we prepared for the release of Episode VII — not even the produce aisle. So if Disney can make fruits and veggies work for the film, what's stopping them from getting you working, too? In fact, nothing: Star Wars could be the best thing that's happened to your career in a long, long time.