When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career?
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
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What will potential employers find when they Google your name — and what can you do if you don’t like what they’ll see? How can your own website help you manage your personal brand online? Reader T wonders… I have a question about personal websites for lawyers and professional women. Before law school, I had a reasonably lengthy career in an … Read More about Managing Your Personal Brand Online
A reader wondered how to push through fear and low self-esteem to build the career you want.
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?
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
Have you heard of “strategic volunteering” — and are you doing 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