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Career Choices

Once You Resign -- Go!

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

There is no getting around it: Changing jobs can be a little unsettling for even the most confident among us. Deciding to pursue a new direction takes guts, especially if you were comfortable in the role.

The Problem With the World Being Your Oyster and How to Choose Wisely

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erandi Palihakkara

Graduating from high school as a hopeful and wide-eyed young adult, I remember quoting "the world is your oyster" in my valedictorian's speech. At the...

6 Dos and Don'ts for Corporate Newcomers to America

Sabina Munnelly | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Sabina Munnelly

You know the feeling you get when you find a place where you are just meant to be? For me, that was New York. In 2010, I had just returned to Ireland from London where I worked for two years, but I was struggling to settle back in.

Meet Brad Baker, Bringing Entrepreneurial Spirit to Athletics

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports
Steve Mariotti

One Friday afternoon in Princeton, I ran into a young man working to recruit high schoolers to Princeton Football. Brad Baker is the Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Tigers. After talking for a while, it was easy to see the connections between football and entrepreneurship.

This Author Had It All -- But Gained So Much More When He Left It Behind

OWN | Posted 04.16.2015 | OWN

By the time he was 29 years old, Pico Iyer was living the life he had always dreamed of. Or so he thought. "I had that 25th-floor office four block...

Attention Daydreamers: How Starting Your Career May Be Easier Than You Believe

Unwritten | Posted 09.30.2014 | College

Society will argue that you do not have a career until that cash money starts flowing in. But the starting line of a career cannot be measured in dollars or hours of work. Your career begins in that mysterious little pink blob resting inside your head -- it all begins with your thoughts and ideas.

WATCH: The Pressure To Find A Post-College Career

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.19.2014 | College

The upcoming film "Collegetown" focuses on how things like debt, Greek life and Wall Street culture play a role in determining career choices. HuffPos...

What Millennials Want

David Cleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Cleary

Despite my less "occupational" major, I've been fortunate enough to remain mostly employed in my time since graduating. In the past few years, I've changed jobs slightly more frequently than the average person my age, and have even opted to explore entirely different industries.

5 Lessons From a Truck Driver

Susan Pace | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Susan Pace

I envisioned MIT and a mechanical engineering degree by 21 for my son. Instead, he has chosen to get his commercial driver's license and is a long-distance truck driver who can take a diesel engine apart and put it back together again with his eyes closed.

Tough Choices And Pursuing Bigger Priorities

Randy Hain | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.

6 Tips for Incorporating Multiple Interests Into One Career

Brazen Life | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Brazen Life

It is absolutely possible to design a career that incorporates many of your interests. Here are a few tips to help you identify those careers and companies that will not only value your multi-passionate nature, but actually pay you to explore and integrate your many interests into your work.

'I Was A Stay-at-Home Mom -- And My Marriage Survived'

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

When my husband and I made the decision that I would stay at home with our children, not long after our first child was born, it was not made lightly.

Why (Most) Successful Women Are Childless

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Girls are taught that motherhood is a desired natural state; a state which is a normal progression in our lives as females. Even today, the emphasis is on motherhood first, career second, and that is wrong. Motherhood doesn't define womanhood.

Shrimp, Fish or Whales: What's Your Mission?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
O'Brien Browne

When you put out to the Sea of Life in pursuit of your goals and dreams, are you headed for deep, perhaps uncharted waters, well-known, and possibly o...

Nobody Wants to Be a Salesperson When They Grow Up

Scott Anderson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
Scott Anderson

When we look at top performers in sales, we consider four things: skills, purpose, motivation, and behavior. To achieve top performance, you need to ask yourself a few key questions.

Fighting With Purpose

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

Before leaving Drexel, I asked one last question: "Why do you do this?" "Because I have to live a life of service," he answered. Enough said.

Take a Year Off, Find Your Ideal Work

Melani Ward | Posted 12.01.2012 | Denver
Melani Ward

If six months ago you had told me to take a year off so I could find my "dream job" I would have started sweating, breathing heavily and talking really fast about why that is the dumbest idea in the world.

Career Choices According to Election Results

Steve Gillman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Money
Steve Gillman

Which will be the best jobs to apply for if Romney wins the election, and who will be hiring if Obama is reelected? Although this is somewhat speculative, making career choices with election results in mind is not without merit.

What Would You Erase From Your Life?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I've always believed that regret is a central component of adulthood. But many of our regrets are really longings, so we wouldn't want to erase them, because they define who we are.

How You Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (And How To Stop!)

Daniel Gulati | Posted 08.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

A relentless quest to accumulate more options might be sabotaging your career and harming your well-being. Here's why.

Eight Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Maureen Anderson

No one can tell you how to find your dream job. But I've interviewed hundreds of experts on the subject, and they agree on a few things. I call them the eight simple rules for finding work you love.

What It Means to Be 25 Today

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

If you are 25 or turning 25: It's OK that you have not gone to grad school. It's also OK if you're thinking of going. And many may not agree with me, but I think it's OK to apply to grad school because you still haven't found a job in this economy.

Embracing Your Calling: Should You Take the Risk?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

As the great theologian Howard Thurman put it, "Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Don't Forget To Have Kids

Mika Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Brzezinski

For professional women, there simply is no good time to have a baby. But putting it off only makes the challenges greater.

Too Many Choices: How To Be Satisfied With Your Decisions

Psychology Today | Kirsten Vala | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In America, people are faced with more and more decisions every day, whether it's picking one of 31 ice cream flavors or deciding whether and when to ...