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You Don't Have to Quit Your Job to Get International Experience

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Mark Horoszowski

No, you don't have to quit. In fact, maybe you can get your boss to sponsor it. Like Tausha shared, you don't need to quit your job to travel, and she has plenty of resources to help you out.

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

8 Reasons Why Mothers Left Their Careers for Stay-At-Home Motherhood

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

There is a common misconception that most mothers make a free choice to leave the workforce for stay-at-home motherhood. My research indicated that for the 10 women I studied, the maternal instinct was not always the only or main reason that these women left their careers for stay-at-home motherhood.

How to Write a Goodbye Email to Your Coworkers

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Sarah Cooper

After you quit your job, your goodbye email to your coworkers has the power to set the tone for your tenure, your departure, and your farewell happy hour drinks at 5. With this in mind, here's a proven 8-step formula for writing your goodbye email.

4 Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

Paula Vital | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

After staying with this question for a while, I have found a few steps that are helpful in getting us unstuck and able to balance present moment awareness with the genuine human need for creation, growth and change.

Tamara Jacobs' Your Ultimate Success Plan is the Get-Off-Your-Ass Book of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.20.2015 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Tamara Jacobs knows what she's talking about when it comes to moving ahead in the business world. When Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Merck, Novartis, Revlon, and others need advice with their branding and image, they call Tamara.

Stop Trying to Find a "Real" Job

Mounia Berrada-Gouzi | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Mounia Berrada-Gouzi

If you are still busy sending out CVs but getting no-where chances are you need to re-think and re-define yourself and what you actually want to be in this world. We get so caught up in trying to" find a job" that we forget why we looking in the first place. To get a pay check? To get benefits? To do interesting work?

A Surefire Way To Give Yourself The Edge In Today's Job Market

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 07.17.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Mature job-seekers face special challenges. It is common knowledge that younger employers are likely to hold several negative stereotypes relating to age. Perhaps the most prevalent of these is that you lack the necessary technical skills for the job. There is one surefire way to counteract this presumption.

Why Necole Bitchie Walked Away At The Height of Her Blogging Career

Saba Tekle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices
Saba Tekle

Thursday, July 2, 2015, Necole Kane (famously known as Necole Bitchie) shocked her fans and followers with a "farewell" post on her popular blog. I, as many other fans, questioned her departure.

Why Not You?

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.16.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I've shared before that I'm in my first year of modeling, having finally decided to buck tradition and pursue my lifelong dream.

7 Mental Obstacles to Blogging (And Why You Should Overcome Them)

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

According to WPVirtuoso.com there are approximately 159,000,000 blogs on the internet today. So why not jump on the band wagon and start your own? Sounds like a great idea, right?

Finding Your Calling Through Crisis

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adele Scheele

Nobody wants devastating medical news. Yet, it can serve as a compass needle to redirect you when you are lost... if you're willing to look. Los Angeles-based photographer Bill Aron was struck with cancer not once, but three times.

Conquer Your Careers Fears

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

We all have career fears. There are triggers and fears that play a role in our successes and failures. As any normal working human, my fears develop, grow and diminish on daily basis. It's up to ME to control my level of happiness, stress, income and success.

4 Things To Keep in Mind When You're Launching a New Career

Clark Howard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Clark Howard

An estimated 5 million jobs go unfilled every month because employers can't find people with the right skills. That's led some employers to partner with philanthropies, governments, and community colleges to educate existing employees so they can fill those openings.

It's Time to Break Free

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Around this time every year, I start thinking about what it really means to be free. In my estimation, boiled down to it's most essential element, Fr...

6 Tips to Boost Your Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

Before beginning your job search, it's important for you to change your perspective. Job searching is more than just finding a "job;" it's finding the right opportunity to broaden your experience and cultivate the necessary skills to propel you further in your career.

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 07.30.2015 | 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.