What should you do when mental health issues are holding you back and making it difficult for you to build the career you want? Reader O wonders… I have struggled with mental health problems for years and as a result have always worked really terrible jobs (combination of poorly paid, admin/dogsbody type roles with bullying managers). I … Read More about When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
Interested in changing careers? It can be difficult to do, but so worth it if you're not enjoying your current career. Below are all of our posts on changing careers -- some of our greatest hits include
- How to Secretly Use LinkedIn to Change Careers
- The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers
- Tips on Changing Careers
- How to Transition Jobs and Careers
Have another question you don't see addressed below? Please send Kat a question. Thanks for reading!
What are your best tips on how to find career coaches, ladies? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look a career coach? Let’s discuss. First, here’s Reader J’s question about how to find a career coach: Have you ever written about using the services of a career coach? How does … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and When)
Is your job very location-specific — and have you ever wondered what would happen to your career if you picked up and moved away from the “company town,” embarking on a long distance job search in the process? Today’s guest post comes to us from one of my best friends from law school, Mindy Barry, … Read More about Guest Post: How to Leave a Company Town (And Conduct a Long Distance Job Search)
Do you close career doors when you take a specialized job? How do you decide if it’s worth the risk of closing doors behind you? Reader A wonders: How to decide when you are at a career crossroads, if a great opportunity comes up, but it might close doors. (My best friend just got a … Read More about Closing Career Doors
Ever had a great career opportunity — but the timing was wrong because of Life? Here’s how to turn down opportunities…
What are the pros and cons of changing careers — and what do career changers miss about their old careers? While the answer will be unique to every individual, this should make for an interesting discussion. Reader N is wondering specifically about the pros and cons of changing careers — but from the perspective of … Read More about The Pros and Cons of Changing Careers: Career Changers Tell All
2020 Update: We still stand by this discussion on strategic volunteering — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on unconventional ways to build your network, as well as how to get on a board. Do you guys volunteer? Do you do it at a high level (board member or … Read More about Strategic Volunteering: Do You Do It?
These are some of our best tips on how to secretly use LinkedIn to change careers!
Reader L wonders if she can ask her adjunct professor for help finding a job: I have an etiquette question for you. I am a third year law student looking for a job after graduation, preferably at a small firm or a nonprofit. One of my classes is taught by an adjunct professor who practices … Read More about Help from the Adjunct: Networking to Find a Job
Ah, golden handcuffs — long after some people know they should quit their high-paying jobs, they stay on because their lifestyle costs too much (usually due to a combination of rent or mortgage, plus debt). How do you break free from the golden handcuffs, and adjust your finances to your new lifestyle? Today’s guest poster, … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: From A Lawyer’s Salary to Paying Tuition – Six Ways to Deal
Reader L has a question about networking and job hunting in a different geographic area… I just became engaged to a wonderful young man who lives an hour and a half away from me. This is the closest we’ve lived since we began dating a long time ago, due to jobs and schooling. I’ve been … Read More about Jobhunting in a Different City
Reader D suggested a thread about changing jobs and types of jobs — career transitions in general!… I recently transitioned from a biglaw firm job into an in-house position, and have gotten loads of questions from people wondering how I did it. In my case, it was actually quite random and serendipitious, but I thought … Read More about Career Transitions (aka Ch-ch-ch-changes)…