Articles about Career Change

Office culture

Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job

No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.

Job search

4 common reasons you might consider changing careers

If a career change is what you want, here’s a job search checklist for career changers designed to get you really thinking about the ins and outs of your potential career move.

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Why interning in my mid-40s was an invaluable career move

If one could financially afford it, taking an internship or an entry-level job is not necessarily a bad idea. Here are six women who've done it at different times in their lives, and their honest advice to those considering it.

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So, you think you can freelance? Questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

Becoming a freelancer is a big step. It means creating your own business, being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. So before you jump right in, take a breath, and ask yourself three questions.

Career Advice

The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.

Career Change

Starting a new job soon? The tip that changed my life

A tip that my mentor told me a few years ago CHANGED. MY. LIFE. So when I was starting my new role I decided to try this tip to impress my boss right off the bat.


5 productivity tips for continuing your education while working

The e-learning industry is estimated to be worth $331 billion as of 2025, so a bigger question is — how do you, the employee, balance it all if you plan to continue your education while working? Here are a few tips on staying productive.

Office Life

Other than salary, benefits are the top reason someone would leave their current job

The top thing (outside of more money) that would cause an American worker to jump ship for a new job is "better benefits."

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A day-by-day guide to your first week at a new job

Since many feel overwhelmed acclimating to different cultural norms, office politics and processes, it’s better to break up the days with micro goals. Not sure where to begin? No worries: consider this your no-brainer timeline for making it through the week stress-free.

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My job was the most toxic relationship I had

I felt stuck — I needed the financial support yet was worried what it was doing to my normally very solid self-esteem.


Survey: 75% of millennials think ‘job hopping’ looks good

While there's certainly been an ongoing debate about the extent that millennials actually change jobs, recent research from global staffing firm Robert Half found that 75% of people ages 18-34 think it’s possible for "job hopping" to be good for their careers.

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How to stay calm during the first few weeks of your new job

It's completely normal to feel like you've been thrown into a "sink or swim" situation during your first few weeks in a new position — especially when it's super stressful. It's not just about getting through the first day. Here's how to handle whatever emotions come your way.


6 work opportunities that can surprisingly hurt your career

Maintaining a forward path is easier if you’re able to recognize opportunities that, despite some advantages, are ultimately a step backward in your career.

Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide: Bonus interview tips and questions

Hey folks, Thanks for visiting this information page for Ladders 2018 Interviews Guide, the second in our Ladders Guides Series after our best-selling Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

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How to tell when a career pivot is right for you

Here are the signs to consider that a career switch is right for you, according to second-career experts.

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3 common myths about what it takes to succeed in entrepreneurship

It’s necessary to separate fact from fiction.

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Overrated and underrated careers (and what you can learn from them)

No matter your current career, you can probably find ways to use your skills in different professional arenas. Even if you love what you do, it might be interesting to challenge yourself to pair your best skills with completely different careers.

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4 ways to set yourself up for success during your first week at a new job

Starting a new job can be overwhelming, but you shouldn't just close your eyes and hope for the best. Instead, here's plan of attack for the first week.

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3 things you should never do after you leave a job

When you leave a job, your responsibility as a reliable employee doesn’t completely end on your last day with that organization.

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3 of the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make

If you obsess over the details, you’ll never get the results you’re looking for.

Career Advice

What does it feel like to be fired from Google?

I feel qualified to answer this question because I was fired from Google this April, after five years working there.


Should I start a business or should I work for a company?

There are tremendous benefits to becoming an entrepreneur, but it isn’t for everyone. To decide whether to launch your own business, you need to take a good hard look not just at the industry you want to conquer, but also at your own skills and psychological makeup.


6 ways to know it might be time to finally jump ship at work

Sometimes it becomes abundantly clear that you need to quit your job. Here are the potential signs that it could be time.


Getting fired twice before age 30 taught this CEO an important lesson

Dealing with getting fired is hard, especially if you’re just starting your career. But getting fired twice before you’re 30 can feel like a double whammy of bad luck.


4 ways not to tip off your boss that you’re looking for a new job

Job hunts are almost never easy on the nerves, but add your office — and the possibility of your manager finding out — and you're in for a bumpy ride.