Career Change

Career Change

Need Career Change Inspiration? Maybe a Mentor is What You’ve Been Missing

Education comes in many forms, and sometimes the informal education we receive in our careers serves as a valuable supplement to what we learn in school. Maybe the learning happens by reading, traveling, or working, or maybe it manifests as a person; a mentor who encourages you to think outside the box, push your boundaries, …

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When Finding a New Career Means Earning a New Degree: A Story on Starting from the Bottom Up

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to, in the midst of your career, just drop everything and start over in a completely new field. I’m sure we’ve all had thoughts at some point of finding a new career, of seeing what would happen if we pursued another of our passions. But few of us actually …

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Career Change

Doing a Career About-Face: How to Completely Change Track Without a Mid-life Crisis

Three years ago, the Deloitte Shift Index reported that 80% of workers they surveyed were dissatisfied with their jobs. In the same year, the New York Times published an article commenting on the large numbers of adults choosing to go back to school, observing that, “with the world growing ever more complex and new technologies being developed …

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Resume Rejection: Common Reasons Why People Don’t Make The Cut

Finding a new career is frustrating. You come across a job for which you just know you’re the perfect fit, you spend hours tailoring your resume, you pour your hopes and dreams into the prospect of getting hired…and then you get rejected (or worse yet, you never hear anything back). “Why?,” you ask yourself, “What …

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Volunteering – Help Yourself While Helping Others

Are you stressed out because you are unemployed and need extra experience to put on your resume? Or, are you trying to change your career and want to learn more about the industry you are now interested in? Or, are you simply stressed at work and need something outside your job to help you relax and feel better about yourself? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I recommend volunteering. Whether you are doing it for your career or for yourself, volunteering is a great way to meet new people while helping others.

Transferable Skills: Taking What You’ve Learned at Work into the Classroom

Let CSU Lead You to Greater Job Satisfaction

The next time you’re at work, stop for a moment and take a look around you. What do you see? Are you sitting at a computer in an office cubicle? Ankle-deep in mud on a ranch? Or surrounded by kids in a classroom? Now, more importantly, ask yourself this question: Are you satisfied with your job? If not, as a CSU OnlinePlus student, you’re in the perfect position to make a change, increasing your skills and knowledge to seek a better job in your field, or obtaining an education to help you alter your career path.

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