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Career tips, career options, researching jobs and careers, changing careers, career tests, and employment advice.
  1. Career Advice for College Students
  2. Career Advice for High School Students (10)
  3. Career Advice for Kids (8)
  4. Career Advice for Older Workers
  5. Career Coaching (8)
  6. Career Education (21)
  7. Career Research (14)
  8. Diversity Resources (62)
  9. Health Issues (31)
  10. Office Etiquette (35)
  11. Skills and Abilities
  12. Work Quotes (29)

Career Advice
Here's information on career planning, exploring career options, researching jobs and careers, changing careers, career assessment tests, and where to find the best career opportunities.

Career Planning
Dawn Rosenberg McKay About Guide to Career Planning provides help through the process information to help make the transition easier.

Career Planning Process
The steps involved in the Career Planning Process.

Connecting College Majors to Careers
The key for interview success for college students is to provide concrete evidence to employers that you possess the skills needed succeed in that role. Here's how to present your skills to employers.

How to Choose a Career Coach / Counselor
How to choose a career coach or career counselor to assist with a job search, including services provided, fees, and how to select the right person.

How To Apply for a Job Within Your Company
How to apply for jobs within your company, including information on transfers, promotions and the internal application process.

How to Get a Job Promotion
How can you get a job promotion? One of the key factors in getting a promotion is to be a stellar employee who is highly respected at the company. In addition, it's important to be aware of company policy regarding job promotions and to plan accordingly. Here are tips and advice on how to get a job promotion.

How to Get Your Job Back
What can you do when you've quit your job, started a new position, and then discover that the new job isn't what you expected? What are your options when you're regretting leaving your old job and you really want it back? Here are tips for how to get your job back.

How to Handle an Office Romance
When business and pleasure get intertwined, it can cause trouble on the job. You don't want to have to start a job search because you lost your job because of a romantic relationship - or a relationship gone wrong. Here are tips for handling an office romance.

How to Keep Your Job
Top 10 tips for keeping your job, even if you hate it.

How to Succeed in Your First Job
Tips and advice for how to succeed in your first job after college, including making the best impression on your new boss, working with a team, managing your social media activities, professional networking and development, and more strategies for first job success.

How to Transfer Jobs
How to transfer jobs, including reasons for transferring and advice on how to transfer to a different position with your current employer.

How Long Should An Employee Stay at a Job?
How long should an employee stay at a job? When can job hopping negatively impact your employment prospects? Here's information on when is a good time to change jobs.

How to Work a Crowd
When you're job searching or looking to boost your career, working a room isn't easy, especially when your personality doesn't lend itself to talking about yourself. However, it's worth the extra effort it can take to work the crowd when you're job searching. Here's how to work a crowd - the easy way.

Top 10 Jobs You Can Qualify for Quickly
Information on the top 10 jobs which you can qualify for quickly, and how to find a short term training program in your location.

Ten Keys for Taking Control of Your Career
Ten keys for taking control of your career.

Tips for Shaping Your Life Outside Work
You've landed your first post-grad job and since you don't have any homework or college activities, you have lots of time to fill outside of work. How can you structure this time in a fun and productive way which will advance your life and career?

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
If you’re like most young people, you don’t know the answer to the big “what do you want to be when you grow-up” question. Here are tips on deciding what you want to be, as well as advice on when and how to make career choices.

Down and Out
What to do when you've been downsized.

How to Tune Up Your Career
A quick guide to keep your career on track.

Elevator Speech Examples
Everyone who is job searching should have an elevator speech (a quick summary of your skills and qualifications) ready to present. Read sample elevator speeches shared by About.com readers and add your own elevator speech to our list.

Inside Jobs
Inside Jobs provides information and advice on a variety of careers, jobs, and industries with a focus on helping individuals discover new career options online.

Job Search Advice for Veterans
Job search advice and tips for veterans transitioning from the military to civilian employment.

Job Shadowing
Job shadowing involves spending time with a mentor to explore career options and to see how the skills you have learned in school relate to work.

Passion Pursuit: Baby Steps or Big Plunge?
Explore your passion, identify a new direction, and take action to create a career that leaves you energized and excited.

Portable Careers
A portable career is a career that you can take with you, wherever you go. It can gracefully move with you to a new city or new country - be it for several months or several years. A portable career gives you more freedom to choose where you want to live and work, and helps you maintain a professional identity rather than starting over professionally every time you move somewhere new.

Presentation Matters: Ten Deadly Sins of Job Searchers
Sometimes the simplest matters make all the difference in the potential joining together of an employer and a job searcher. These opportunities to fail occur before the first phone call is ever exchanged. If you’re a job seeker, these simply rectified mistakes can keep your resume out of the “no” pile. Here are ten things that job seekers must do right to avoid the slush pile.

Services Provided by Career Counselors / Coaches
Information on the types of services provided by career counselors and coaches, where to find a career coach, and how career coaching can help you job search and/or change careers.

Recent Graduate's Guide to Reentering The Workforce
Tips and advice for finding a first professional job and launching your career after a break after college.

Switching Gears: Tuning Up Your Career
Career advice on how tune up your career to position yourself for a successful career change, for growth in your current field or to change jobs.

Top Office Pet Peeves
What bothers you most at the office? Share your top office pet peeves and read the list of office pet peeves shared by About.com readers.

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