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Changing Careers

How Not to Get Fired While Building Your Side Business

Andrea Shields Nunez | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Andrea Shields Nunez

For most people, the purpose of a side business is to build something so you can eventually leave your job. Until you get there, though, it's important to create the best possible conditions for yourself at your current job.

How To Reach Success At The Deepest Level

OWN | Posted 11.10.2014 | OWN

"Follow your passion." It's the career advice we hear time and time again -- but what happens when things don't go as planned? After many years in...

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

The Easier it Gets to Apply for a Job the Harder it Is to Get One

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

When I read about people who say "I've sent out 1,000 resumes over the past two years and didn't get one response," I feel sorry for them.

Alena Hall

This 24-Year-Old Left A Budding Film Career To Share Her Love Of Meditation | Alena Hall | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It was a dream come true for Nickol Kornilova to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but after graduation, the film production care...

Getting Off the Linear Career Track

Ko Im | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business
Ko Im

It can be nerve-wracking for others to watch from the outside, especially those who grew up in a generation that touted climbing up the ladder in one company.

How The Screenwriter Behind Such Hits As 'St. Elmo's Fire' Found His True Calling

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The 1985 film 'St.Elmo's Fire' helped usher in a series of movies that spoke directly to the Boomer generation. Coming on the heels of 'The Big Chill,' the film was a poignant look back at our transition into adulthood -- a perspective that, in our late 20s and 30s, we were just beginning to appreciate.

Linda Rossetti: Will You Join the 90 Percent?

Linda Rossetti | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Linda Rossetti

I'm no stranger to transition. I found myself in one in my mid-40s after pivoting from a C-suite role at a Fortune 500 company. I'd had two children within 16 months right around my 40th birthday. My job was becoming more and more out of synch with the parent and person I wanted to be.

WATCH: My Husband Quit His Job As A Firefighter To Sell Tupperware

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sylvia Boyd changed her life completely with plastic containers. She began selling Tupperware as a housewife in the 1950s, and her operation expand...

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

Business Reinvention and the Art of Saying No

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention is about focusing on today and tomorrow, but not so much about clinging to decisions that held you back last week or last year.

Anca Dumitru: Are You Taking Charge of Your Stressful Life?

Anca Dumitru | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Anca Dumitru

'd been ignoring my symptoms for quite a while: I could no longer focus, I was exhausted, demotivated and unproductive. The closer I would get to my office building every morning, the more I'd become nauseous at the thought of having to go through the same routine all over again.

Why A Career Change Is Possible At Any Age

Gail McMeekin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Gail McMeekin

Even if you made a great career decision for yourself at age 22, it's often unrealistic to expect that you'll be content with that choice for 40 years or more. Poor life choices, whether it's work you despise, an unsatisfying marriage, or living in the wrong climate, are serenity stealers.

Unfinished Business... Or Why I Left My Office Jobs

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.03.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

When something needs to be accomplished I would rather stay up late and get something done in one day rather than spend two days doing something. This is why I didn't fare well in an office setting. And now I know why.


Lillie Leonardi | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Lillie Leonardi

Changing careers in midlife is not an easy transition for anyone -- especially once you've hit the over-50 classification and acquired your first AARP card.

10 Stars Who Quit Their Day Jobs

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

Stars... they're just like us -- and in more ways than one. A MetLife study found there are more than 9 million Americans between the ages of 44 and 7...

In Celebration of 'Late' Bloomers

Wendy Francis | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Wendy Francis

Maybe it's no coincidence that one my favorite childhood books was Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. The story was a comforting reminder that we all blossom in our own good time.

BeautyView: Angela Sitilides, Owner, Bellacara

Ada Polla | Posted 03.17.2013 | Style
Ada Polla

If you know me, you know I am persistent -- not a nag, but definitely persistent. I also think that "no" is just the start of the conversation. These two characteristics came in very handy when I first met Angela Sitilides, owner of Bellacara.

Shh: How to Use LinkedIn to Change Careers Without Telling Your Boss

Kat Griffin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Kat Griffin

How do you use LinkedIn to get a new job -- without alerting your coworkers or boss that you've got one foot out the door?

How to Transition From Corporate Job to Entrepreneurship

Brazen Life | Posted 10.22.2012 | Small Business
Brazen Life

Have you ever felt like you're fumbling around in your corporate job looking for a place to belong, to thrive or to simply feel fulfilled? I did, and I never found it.

12 Tools To Help Land Your Dream Job

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

The prospect of reinventing yourself after 50 can be a daunting one without some basic tools and support. Fortunately, while it can't give you the all...

Pulled By A Religious Calling, Growing Numbers Of Women Are Entering The Clergy In Midlife

Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Rona Cherry Shortly before 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I received a telephone call from a friend who told me to turn on th...

10 Midlifers Declare Their Independence

Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty

This Fourth of July, we were inspired to round up some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who have declared “I am independent!”...

Looking For A Part-Time Job? 10 Great Gigs For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Fifty

With more Americans over 65 choosing to work longer than ever before, ways for retirees to continue earning while enjoying the leisure time and flexib...

Transitioning Into the Unknown

Steve Goodman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit
Steve Goodman

An unexpected career change can be a nightmare unless you use the tools you already have to move full force ahead. Turning challenge into an opportunity for growth is a surefire way to come out on top.