Career Shifting

Thinking about changing careers, or seeking your first job after graduation? In this collection, you'll find invaluable advice to help you take that next important step.

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Understanding the Challenges of Changing Careers

Article / Updated 12-02-2022

People typically change careers for one of two reasons: They leave their career or their career leaves them. Either way, employment challenges during a career change are much the same when it comes to marketing yourself in places where you haven’t been ...

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Personal Branding for a Second Career

Article / Updated 12-01-2022

Your personal brand can help ease the pain of transitioning to a new career by reminding you that at your core, you’re still you and need to be your authentic self. Your reinvented self may be wearing a new outfit, but in all that you do, no matter what...

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Tips for Making a Successful Career Change

Article / Updated 12-01-2022

Listen, we've all been there. Sometimes it feels as though your career path is simply not for you, not fulfilling or challenging you in all the right ways. You can try to work around these doubts but if you've already decided on a career change — whethe...

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How to Gather Recommendations for Your First Job

Article / Updated 11-29-2022

One of the advantages of being a first-time job seeker is that employers most likely won’t ask you for references. This is because they know you haven’t had any previous employment. Nonetheless, some employers may ask you for some references.To paraph...

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GRE 2023 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 04-11-2022

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is your gateway to getting into the graduate school of your choice, maybe even with a scholarship, and then the doors to your career path are open wide. This Cheat Sheet is a collection of tips and key information th...

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GMAT For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 04-05-2022

When you take the GMAT, make sure you take the required items with you to the test. Use these guidelines to help you get through the math, critical reasoning, sentence correction, and reading comprehensions questions — as well as for writing your analyt...

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Careers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheet / Updated 02-25-2022

Choosing your career can be daunting, not to mention the training for it, landing a good job, and succeeding in your career. That’s darn hard and, okay, even overwhelming. This cheat sheet can make it easier.

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Multi-Source Reasoning Questions on the GMAT

Article / Updated 04-01-2021

The only Integrated Reasoning question type on the GMAT with more than one question that pertains to a set of data is the multi-source reasoning question. For this question type, the GMAT presents different kinds of information in a series of two or three...

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Getting Plucked: A New Way to Land a Good Job

Article / Updated 08-16-2018

Through the 1970s, most people landed their job by answering ads. Then, the dominant approach became networking: informational interviews, pitching friends, even cold-contacting target employers that were not advertising a job. But today, networking has a...

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A Streamlined (But Good) Way to Choose a Career

Article / Updated 08-16-2018

In finding a career, many people take career “tests,” struggle to get informational interviews, and even take career workshops. And despite all that, they end up far from sure they’ve made a wise choice of career. These steps can help you pick a car...

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