iOS app Android app

Changing Careers

The Tricky Art of Hanging on During Life-Rattling Events

Hilary Lauren | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

The stress I used to think was a big deal... wasn't. Evenings after work, I would rush in the door, run to my bedroom, shuck off my work clothes and...

How to Be Richer in 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist It was big news when the U.S. average hourly wage posted the biggest increase in years in October 2015. News repor...

When Changing Direction in Business is the Right Thing to Do

Davina Ngei | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Davina Ngei

One thing I learned early on was that if I had a goal, I needed to create a plan to achieve that goal. It didn't matter how small the goal was, a plan was crucial to attaining that goal. Mapping out a plan is not always easy, and it's usually not that fun. However, it needs to be done.

Fear Kills

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carlota Zimmerman

"We make up horrors to deal with real life." -- Stephen King I love horror films, and ghost stories, but I hate fear. Fear kills. Fear destroys live...

Your Money and Your Life

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

"I don't want to be poor." As a coach, this is something I hear, routinely, from men and women, around the world. Men and women who are thinking abo...

How To Tackle Changing Careers

Nadine Cheung | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

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

How to Prepare Your Finances for a Career Change

Carrie Smith | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Carrie Smith

Money is a big factor for most of us: whether we like it or not, most of our decisions rely at least partly on how much cash is in our bank account -- and this applies to careers choices as well.

Changing Lives Across the Country, One Page at a Time

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.29.2015 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

As readers finish my book, there are times when it is has been almost impossible to keep up with the onslaught of emails I am receiving from them. Each writes to me with a personal story of how my story could be theirs.

What to Do if You Hate Your Job

Wendy Keller | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Wendy Keller

Have you considered what price you'll pay physically, mentally, even financially, if you don't take action to improve your work life? Real results require real actions -- yours.

Spring Cleaning of the Soul: A Strategic Process for Planning Your Career

Jody Michael | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Jody Michael

Ask anyone who has spent the time, the money and the resources to discover the right career and they will tell you: It's worth it. Living an authentic life where your career aligns with your best self brings a sense of meaning and joy that is beyond measure.

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.