• 4 Signs It’s Time to Choose a New Career Path
    Deciding on a new career path is a difficult choice to make. You likely spent years learning the skills necessary to enter the career, developing your talents within it, and building your professional network. Now you’re thinking about putting all that aside and starting new. To make it worse, ou...
  • When, Why, and How to Change Your Career Path
    You’re counting down the hours until 5 p.m., calling in sick, and living for the weekends. Before you take the drastic step of quitting your job or the even more drastic step of switching careers, take a step back. What needs to change: your job, your career—or something else?
  • Looking into a Marketing Career? Consider These Career Paths.
    Most people have a vague sense of what marketers do. Are you considering a career in marketing? Here are some potential career paths worth researching.
  • Jen's Winding Path

    Jen's Winding Path from Professor to Communications Strategy Consultant.
  • The Winding Path of Work
    The people who continue to advocate for staying in one place are in a very tiny minority, like those advocating on behalf of the health benefits of cigarettes.
  • 6 Growing Non-Faculty Career Paths in Higher Ed Post-COVID
    When pondering what post-pandemic employment looks like in higher education, it is easy to get wrapped up in how—and if—faculty will continue delivering instruction virtually.
  • Are You Seeking a Job or a Career?
    Finding a job focuses on short-term goals (with potential for long-term if the right choices are made), and a career is all about planning and following a specific path. Choices made now affect the direction you'll be taking tomorrow. It all depends on where you want to be.
  • How to Talk to Your Manager about Professional Growth
    Have you had productive conversations about your career path with your manager? Read these seven tips on how to approach your manager to get the conversation started..
  • Pros and Cons of Hiring a Career Coach
    When the daily grind gets to be too much, you sometimes find yourself needing a nudge to change your routine. So how do you know when you can change your career path all on your own and when you need a little outside help?
  • How to Explain a Career Shift During a Job Interview
    It’s important you’re prepared to explain your career shift confidently during a job interview. Here are some tips to help ensure that a positive step in your life doesn’t get misconstrued as something negative.
  • What to Consider When Setting Career Goals
    Everyday tasks at your job need to get done, it’s a just as important to have long-term career goals. What kind of process should you consider when thinking about the next five years or so of your career trajectory?
  • 5 Myths About Switching Jobs or Careers
    The time has come, and you’re ready to make a major change in your career. Now you’ll have the pleasure of hearing everyone’s thoughts about how you should go about it—or whether you should attempt it at all. Read on for five opinions you’re likely to encounter—and why you shouldn’t listen.
  • Why Lateral Moves are Important to Your Career Growth
    Learn how lateral moves can be beneficial to your career when done strategically
  • How to Answer: “What’s the Best Piece of Career Advice You've Ever Received"
    You find yourself in the middle of an interview with your potential new company when you hear a question that truly gives you pause: “What is the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?” How should you answer that question?
  • Know the difference between a career and a job
    A career is a job with time-based context, having both a sense of history and direction. Good careers have depth, meaning and purpose. “How many of you have a career?”
  • Is Escaping Your Current Job Worth a Pay Cut?
    It might defy conventional wisdom, but sometimes, taking a pay cut is the right choice. Here are five instances when a salary decrease might be worth it.
  • I Still Don’t Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up
    Imagine you’re back in first grade. Your teacher asks you to draw what you want to be when you grow up. Now you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, and you wonder why you still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up. Is something wrong with you?
  • 5 Pieces of Career Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Anyone searching for a job—or looking to revitalize a current one—will quickly realize career advice abounds, especially on the Internet. And while there are many outrageous tips you should ignore, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s sometimes worthwhile to think outside the box. Here are fi...
  • What Are You Working Toward? The Importance of Goal Setting
    Do you feel like you are just going through the motions, moving through your days on autopilot with no real sense of purpose or direction?
  • How Job Shadowing Can Contribute to Your Career Growth
    Even if you are 100 percent satisfied with your current position, consider job shadowing as a way to contribute to your career growth. If you are looking over the job fence to see whether the grass is greener, job shadowing is a risk-free way to learn about other career paths.