How 5 Former Teachers Applied Their Skills From the Classroom to New Careers

If you’re a teacher looking to pursue a new career, but are hesitant because you’re not sure how your skills might translate to another industry, have no fear. There are things you learned in the classroom that you can easily apply to other positions, just as these five former teachers did.

I’m a Voice-over Actor Who Found My Passion While Working in Sales

Matt Baker wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. While that didn't pan out, he's now a voice-over actor with a pretty cool job. Here's how he got his start, including his career in sales and the co-worker who referred him to Discovery to do voice-overs.

6 Jobs That’ll Help You Do Good With Your Law Degree (That Don’t Involve Being a Lawyer)

Many people pursue law school because of the desire to make a difference. While it can be a challenging decision to move away from law, the good news is that there are plenty of jobs in the social-impact space where your law degree can be quite useful.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Enrolling in a Coding Bootcamp

Quitting your current job, possibly moving, and coming up with the cash to pay for tuition and other expenses is no small thing. Before making a commitment to going the coding bootcamp route, here are four main questions you should ask yourself.

How to Deal When You and Your Significant Other Are Both Struggling in Your Careers

Unemployment or changing jobs or being stuck in a career rut is stressful no matter how you look at it, but when you multiply it by two, it can really take a toll on you and your relationship. Here's how to survive this tough time and come out a stronger couple and person.

This Is How I Went From Working on Dictionaries to Working in Tech

Erin McKean is a developer advocate at IBM. But before she landed her job in tech, she was a lexicographer—researching and writing for dictionaries. Here's how she made the switch, how her skills transferred over to her current field, and a little more about her side gig, Wordnik.

How Taking a Step Back in My Career Helped Propel it Forward

I was unhappy in my career, and I didn't know what I wanted to do. So, after much thinking and planning, I quit my job and started my "career" over. It was the best decision I ever made, and helped me find my real passion. Here's my story, and how I got where I am today.

I Moved 10,000 Miles With No Job Lined Up (and Everything Worked Out!)

Jessica Frost—Executive Assistant at The Muse—was born and raised in Tamworth, Australia. In 2015, she decided to relocate to New York City. And while she had no job lined up at the time, she ended up moving from fashion to working with executives—here's what her job is like.

3 Signs You’re Overthinking a Decision (and Missing Out on an Awesome Opportunity)

Changing careers, looking for a new job, or even asking for a raise you deserve can all be scary. But putting off those moves doesn't make your life any better. Here are three signs you're overthinking them, plus how to change your mindset and overcome that fear.

9 Great Resources That Help PhD Students Transition Into the Workforce

Fewer than one in 200 PhD graduates become professors—and most will spend upwards of a decade in temporary postdoc positions. Want career alternatives? These nine websites should help you do your research, explore different paths, and learn from others in the same position as you.