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6 Tips to Boost Your Career (Independence Day Edition)

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.04.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The employment market is constantly changing and job seekers need to change with it. Regardless of where you are in your professional development --...

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job.

Can A Three-Month Coding School for Career Changers Diversify The Tech World?

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Kristi Riordan is the COO of the Flatiron School, a school whose mission is to align education with reality. Flatiron, which began operations in fall 2012, puts students through a rigorous three-month coding school.

Finding Your Purpose: The Secret Sauce of Success

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ingrid Peschke

Not many people can say they've worked the same job for 75 years. Add to that such a deep affection for the work that it never grows old. This de...

Why I Decided Against Pursuing a Conventional Career Path

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

Today I realize that listening to myself, learning to trust my own inner voice and deciding against pursuing a conventional career was and is the best thing I ever did.

Changing Careers? 7 Obstacles and Strategies to Overcome Them

Ellevate | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Ellevate

You're not alone if you feel somewhat overwhelmed and insecure as you begin the process. The voice inside your head asks a million questions -- do my skills and expertise really translate to my new career?

Goodbye, Wilson: Don't Watch Your Passion Drift Away

Marie Forster | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Marie Forster

I'm going to stop telling myself I can't somehow pursue a writing career, or be a comic. I'm not going to continue watching Wilson float away; it's time I start swimming.

Connecting the Dots to a Calling: The Adventures of Lois Lambert

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Adele Scheele

We all wish we could follow our bliss. If only we knew what it was. Because most of us don't, I set about to interview achievers who somehow found theirs in a variety of ways.

Successful Philly Lawyer Quits Job To Pursue Passion For Travel Writing

Nadine Cheung | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Howell Wong: Opportunities Don't Just Come, You Have to Create Them

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Opportunities don't just come to your doorstep, but create them with your own hand. Lots of times you might fail but remember you were already better than most people just sitting at the same place and blaming life.

10 Subtle Signs of Job Dissatisfaction

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Grace Bluerock

When people start a new job, they generally do so with optimism and motivation, hoping to experience great success and fulfillment, and often many do. For others though, as time goes by, subtle signs of job dissatisfaction might start to creep in.

5 Myths About Hiring Youth Over Experience

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

I quit my job. That's right. At age 61, almost 62, I quit ... with real hopes I can begin again. The past 16 years have been amazing, teaching and inspiring high school students to love journalism as much as I do. But, things change ... schools change directions and it is time to move forward.

5 Key Components to Career Reinvention

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

When making a drastic career shift, come to peace with the knowledge that all moves may not be in an upward direction. Sometimes lateral or even downward movement is necessary in order to fully gain mastery of a new space.

8 Things Success-Oriented People Practice

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Many people assume that successful people have things handed to them or that it comes with little effort. However, what is not always obvious is that they are successful because they practice certain things.

Ready To Reinvent Your Career? Here's How!

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Are you fed up with the path your career has taken as of late? Do you feel frustrated and blocked from what you really want to do? Is your work draining you of energy and enthusiasm? If you answered, 'yes' to any of the questions above, this is a sign that you are due for a change.

Your Year of Yes

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

What the Year of Yes really entails is giving ourselves permission to understand ourselves and our desires.

The Most Meaningful Careers Aren't Always Blissful

Stephanie Seibel | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Seibel

The only thing I am entitled to is the opportunity to become the person I came here to be. And while that might sound like a pretty lame birthday present from life, I've come to see it as the most beautiful gift of all.

On Retiring and Changing Jobs: "Leaving Well" As a Spiritual Exercise

Frederick W. Schmidt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Frederick W. Schmidt

This is the season in many people change jobs or retire. Some of those changes are governed by the academic calendar, some by the change in seasons, and some by tradition.

Real Relationships Renegotiate

Lillian Daniel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Renegotiating isn't easy. But the heart of the gospel is this: everyone gets to grow and change. Discerning the will of God isn't about doing whatever you want or making the other person do whatever you want. Discernment disrupts our best-laid plans.

Don't Know What You Want? 10 Simple Steps for Creating a Personal Vision Retreat

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamika Schilbe

Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized people had no clue what I was talking about. "Is that a course you're taking?" someone asked. Good question.

We Shall Overcome By Finding Meaning

Reiner Lomb | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

I felt ashamed for having tried to take God away from my father, the very reason that gave him the will to survive the most hopeless circumstances. This was one of the most important lessons I had ever received in my life.

7 Benefits of Using a Staffing Firm to Job Hunt in Hawaii

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Brandon Suyeoka

A few posts ago I wrote about 5 things you can do when looking for a job in Hawaii. Out of those five, I've always been asked to expand more on how connecting with a local staffing firm can help in your job search.

Mature Job-Seeker? Here's How To Land A Summer Job

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Think summer jobs are just for kids? Well ... think again! Now is just the right time and you are at just the right age to land an adventure-filled position that will prove both fun and rewarding. The seasonal job market has opened up to applicants of all ages.

Is Your Outdated Career Map Leading You Astray?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

If you have been tending to your career lovingly for many years, you will be able to visit your career map in light of this new discovery, decide what on the map still resonates with you and what doesn't (even massive changes will carry some elements of your "old life" into the new), and chart a new course.

Charles Pascalar: Be the Guy Who Gives More Than What's Expected

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...