4 Ways Corporate Refugees Can Become Their Own Bosses

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Interested in a progressive career change? Create success on your own terms with these methods . [TWEET]

By Anna Wilds 

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The U.S. Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate fell in every state in 2015 for the first time in 30 years. The improving economy is making life for the job seeker a bit easier, but returning to the daily grind of a corporate 9 to 5 isn’t necessarily the right career move for every professional.

For many highly-qualified individuals who have been downsized from their previous place of employment, the recovering economy may be the perfect opportunity to begin again as a small business owner.

If you are a corporate refugee and want to explore the option of being your own boss, here are four viable ways to start your career as a small business owner.

Topics: Entrepreneur, Changing Careers, Professional Development

How to Create Inside Connections with Companies You Want to Work For

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Get your foot in the door by making a personal introduction with potential employees. [TWEET]

By Live in the Grey 

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A personal introduction inside an organization is a huge advantage to someone who wants to change careers or begin a new one. In fact, referrals are the number-one source companies use to find outside hires, and over 70 percent of people find jobs through leads from others, according to LinkedIn.

Access to the right people and companies is vital for a successful career change, especially as the marketplace becomes more challenging. A few moments spent connecting people in your network is a powerful act of kindness.

Topics: Working with Recruiters, Changing Careers, Job Search Process

How To Rebuild Your Confidence To Re-Enter The Workplace

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Looking to rebuild your confidence? Check out these tips. [TWEET]  

By Melissa Llarena

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

Data Analytics Career Transition 201: How to write a killer resume and ace the interview

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Craft a resume that will land you an interview in the world of big data, business intelligence and analytics. [TWEET]

By Piyanka Jain

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Topics: New to the Workforce, Changing Careers

5 important factors to consider before working at a startup

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Thinking of jumping ship and joining a startup? Use these tips to help you decide. [TWEET]

By Shindy Chen

These days, it seems like everyone’s jumping on the startup bandwagon. Somewhere along the way, working a corporate job lost its panache to the startup “badge of honor.” Especially if you live in a city with a burgeoning tech scene.

However, not all startups are created equal. Success in the startup world is largely dependent on the founding team’s smarts, skills and drive. And while they’re not for everyone, startups do offer a diverse workplace experience some professionals might prefer over the corporate routine.

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Topics: Changing Careers

6 Steps to Stop Procrastination When Job Hunting

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Stop procrastinating and get back to your job seach with these six tips. [TWEET]

By Yohana Petrovic

You’ve spent the last few months lounging around the house enjoying work-free days. Or maybe you just quit your job and are preparing to transition into something new. Whatever your reasons are for not being employed at the moment, sooner or later you’ll need to find a job.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Job Search Process

Should you work at a startup?

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Are you fit for the startup world? Take this quiz to find out. [TWEET

We've all had the thought at some point in our careers—typically on days we’re particularly disenchanted withcorporate life. Maybe you don't feel like your efforts are having a measurable impact at your current place of business. 

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

5 lessons I’ve learned from working at a startup

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Should you work at a startup? Here's what to expect during your first year in the startup world. [TWEET]

By Nikki Pepper

March 10, 2015 was my one-year anniversary at WeWork, a company that equips businesses with beautiful shared office spaces around the world.

I rejoined a team after almost one year of freelancing, waiting for the right opportunity to dive into another job role. Immediately after my casual (but still, two-hour) interview, I knew: this was it.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve learned more than I can boil down into five points. But I believe these lessons speak to startup culture, and the amazing opportunities such an environment presents.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

How to write the perfect resume to make a career change

Posted by Amanda Augustine

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Considering a career change? Here's how to rewrite your resume to make the switch. [TWEET]

Writing a resume can be an intimidating undertaking, and this is especially true if you’re planning to change careers or industries. If you’re interested in making a career transition, a resume revamp is imperative. 

I shared with Business Insider’s Jacquelyn V. Smith a sample resume and my top tips for someone making a career change. Here are the main takeaways:

Topics: Ask Amanda, Resume, Changing Careers

Where can you earn the most?

Posted by Hope Restle

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Where can you earn the most? See the best and worst cities for your career with TheLadders' new interactive Salary vs. Demand map. [TWEET

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Location, location, location. When it comes to your job search, location really is everything; your success in the workforce can even be dependent on it. TheLadders discovered that approximately 35 percent of job seekers actually want a change of scenery - do they know something the rest of us don't? Could relocation be the best option for your career? Or maybe it's time to pivot to go in a direction more suited to your particular job market.

Assuming it's beneficial, how do you predict your next career move in today's volatile market? 

Topics: Salary, Relocation, Changing Careers