Getting Fired From My First Job Led Me to Find My Career Path

Tristan Layfield was fired from his first job rather unfairly. But he didn't let this setback stop him—he went on to work in retail, then as a site specialist at a laboratory supply company, then as a project manager at IBM.

Ask a Credible Career Coach: How Do I Get Companies to Consider My Non-traditional Background?

Having to job hunt with nontraditional experience can be stressful. It's tough to know how to present yourself as a qualified fit for your dream job when your past roles are a little out of the box. Here's a career coach's advice on how you can leverage your differences to your advantage.

I Got a Job I Love in Real Estate Without Meeting All the Qualifications

Taylor Haeffele thought being a dietitian was her dream role—that is, until it wasn't. Here's how she made the switch after several years to become a real estate specialist and used her transferable skills to land the job.

What It’s Really Like to Couch Surf in LA While Searching for Jobs (and Going After My Dreams)

Couch surfing in Los Angeles while job searching is a lot like regular surfing: You need to maintain balance and flexibility if you're going to ride the wave. As someone who couch surfed while I searched for an entertainment job, I can tell you that it was worth it. If you’re anything like me and have felt trapped by where you are and what you’re doing, consider your options.

3 Things Every PhD Needs to Know About Getting a Job Outside Academia

OK, so you’re a PhD candidate who’s suddenly realized they don’t want to work in academia—and thinking about making the switch into a completely new role is giving you the sweats. Don't worry! Here's what you should know to change careers.

This Is How I Went From Being a Teacher to a UX Designer

Eva Penzeymoog—now a UX designer at 8th Light—never thought she’d end up in tech. She always thought she’d become a teacher, and that’s exactly where her career started. Here's how she made the switch by taking an immersive UX design class.

Why a Career Change May Make You Happier (And How to Successfully Make the Leap)

Ready for a new career? Read this before making the leap to a new industry.

Ask a Credible Career Coach: How Can I Prove My Value When Changing Industries?

You have a lot of skills and experience under your belt. But, when you're changing industries, it can be tough to showcase your skills and set yourself up as a no-brainer fit for that open role. A career coach explains how you can prove your value—even when you're making a change.

I Started My Career in Fashion But Now I Work in Marketing

Caitlin Lyttle—Marketing Manager at Financial Gym—fell in love with fashion in high school. But after four years in the fashion world, she was ready for a change. After attending a networking event, she found the company she works for now. Here's her career story and what her job is like.

3 Ways Journalists Can Succeed in Content Marketing, According to Someone Who Did It

The creative skills of your journalism career will still apply when you switch into marketing. Here are some of the actionable items I recommend to journalists making the switch in their career.