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Is a Late-Career Change Worth It?

A reader has eight years to go until retirement, at a job that has become almost unbearable. Is it better to explore other options even if that means taking a step backward, or to play it safe and ride it out?
 



I have worked for the same large company for 12 years, ever since entering my current field. ...




Want to Be Respected for Your Work Ethic? Do This 1 Thing in the Job Interview

Not all work ethics are created the same. Don't get caught in a job where your's isn't respected.
 

Over the last several years, there's been plenty of back-and-forth between Millennials and Baby Boomers over their work ethics. Each criticizes the other for their definitions of what "hard work" looks like. ...




6 Ways to Bounce Back After a Work Mistake

You messed up at work. We've all been there. Whether it was a small error or a huge mistake, the foremost thought in your mind is, "What can I do to fix this?"
 
If it was a genuine mistake, you should be able to make it right. It will take some work, a little pride-swallowing, and time to help the wounds heal. ...




How to Be Successful as a First-Time Manager

Congratulations: You have just been promoted to a management position. While you're figuring out your next steps, and how to spend that raise, take a few minutes to make sure you don't turn your first managerial position into your last. The job can be daunting, but by making the right moves early on, you can be a roaring success. ...




How to Write a Winning Cover Letter

Cover letters are a crucial part of any job application. Often, hiring managers won't even look twice at an application that is submitted without a cover letter, or one that is cookie cutter in nature. Not only is it important to include a cover letter but to write one that is specific to the job you are applying for and that conveys the message that you're the best candidate. ...




Complete Guide to Writing a Student Resume [13 Tips, Examples]

Today’s the day that you’re moving on with your life. It’s graduation day! Cue Pomp and Circumstance and throw that cap in the air. 
Congratulations! You’ve made mom and dad proud. But, what’s next? 
For many of you, graduation is bittersweet. ...




Alternatives To Teaching: 20 Companies That Hire Teachers

If you want to stay in education, you can find different roles outside of the classroom.
What can you do with an education degree? If you’ve ever said the words, “I want to quit teaching,” this list of companies outside the classroom may be a great place to begin your research. ...




A new survey reveals the scale of sexual harassment in academia

Sexual harassment, as women know, is both endemic and widely dismissed. The same patriarchal imbalance of power that allows harassment to occur also silences those who do speak out.
Unlike the media spreadsheet, this document doesn’t name names. ...




Education as a career? 5 reasons teaching might not be for you

Teaching can be immensely fulfilling work.
 
The idea of shaping young minds and guiding kids toward their own futures (not to mention having summers off) leads a lot of people into the teaching field. However, not everyone is cut out for this kind of work. ...




Careers guidance at school: how to make it work for your students

A new report suggests there is still room for improvement in how schools prepare their students for the world of work. So what’s missing?
 

How are schools doing on careers advice for their students? This is the question we posed for the new State of the Nation 2017 report, published by social enterprise The Careers & Enterprise Company. ...