3 Lessons You Might Learn If You Work and Travel at the Same Time

Leaving the corporate grind to travel and work for yourself might sound like a dream come true. But what happens when you settle down? Does it hurt your career in the long-run? Not necessarily. These three digital nomads feel confident that their stints abroad helped them get ahead in their careers.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding if You Should Specialize or Generalize

Is specialization always the right answer when choosing your career path? Maybe you like focusing on one thing, or maybe you're a jack of all trades. Here are six questions to ask yourself to help you decide if it is, or if you should go the generalize route.

My Job Is to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at a Major Company

Patsy Doerr—Global Head of Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion for Thomson Reuters—had every intention of becoming a doctor. But when she graduated college, she ended up in banking. Here's how she became a diversity and inclusion advocate at a major company, and what her job's like.

I’m a Full-time Designer Who Tried the Freelance Track

Jacob Gambino—Design Director at The Muse—is one of those rare (and lucky) individuals who knew what he wanted to do with his career before he even went to college. Here's his story about working as a freelancer and why he decided to go back to a full-time role.

I’m a Full-time Designer Who Tried the Freelance Track

Jacob Gambino—Design Director at The Muse—is one of those rare (and lucky) individuals who knew what he wanted to do with his career before he even went to college. Here's his story about working as a freelancer and why he decided to go back to a full-time role.

Here’s How Much You’ll Get Paid if You’re Looking for a Job in HR

With the exception of finance, HR is the department most familiar with employee salaries. It should come as no surprise that HR professionals also know how to negotiate for competitive compensation. Here's how much you can expect to make if you're pursuing a role in the HR field.

5 Career Lessons You’re Never Too Old to Learn, According to 5 Real Stories

Here at The Muse, we love giving you advice (could you tell?). But if there’s one thing we love about our career story features, it’s that they provide us with some invaluable lessons, too. Here are some of our favorite lessons from five of our favorite stories.

5 Career Lessons You’re Never Too Old to Learn, According to 5 Real Stories

Here at The Muse, we love giving you advice (could you tell?). But if there’s one thing we love about our career story features, it’s that they provide us with some invaluable lessons, too. Here are some of our favorite lessons from five of our favorite stories.

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.