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3 Fulfilling Career Shifts For The Midlife Woman

If you've come to a point in your career where you feel restless and unfulfilled, it may be time to make some changes. Trust me, you are not alone. This may even be a little scary for you, especially if you're well into your middle years. However, you don't want to end up regretting your life. Instead, how about seeing what career shifts could make you happy and fit more closely with your dreams. There are so many opportunities out there for women who aren't afraid to work hard and even continue their education later in life. Here are 3 fulfilling career shifts for the midlife woman.

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3 Things To Consider Before Starting A Career As A Chef

Food preparation is something that we will always need. Therefore, a career as a chef is one to consider if you want to enter a wide open job market. Fortunately, there are many ways a chef can earn a living. Typically, you think of restaurants, but there are also private chefs and those who work at other types of organizations and businesses. If you are considering getting into the food industry, here are a few things to consider before starting a career as a chef.

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Child For A Hospital Stay

***This post is a collaboration and may contain affiliate links. If your child has to go to the hospital for treatment or tests, you will ...

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6 Top Tips For A Successful Business Startup

Whether you’ve quit your day job or not, starting up your own business can be a big financial risk. The last thing you want to do is invest a lot of money that you’ll never earn back. As for your time? If you’re doing something you love, perhaps it will never be a loss to you. However, your time is precious, and your startup needs to succeed to justify your investment, no matter how you choose to measure it. Here are my top tips for a successful business startup.

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3 Tips To Turn Your Hobby Into Cash

Most women, whether young or old, have at least one hobby. That little activity that allows her to escape from the stresses of life. It also puts her back in touch with her creative side. I've had so many hobbies over the years, it's hard to remember them all. And, yes, I have made money with some of them. For me, it was simply fun to create things that people actually wanted to buy. For others, it's all about living the dream of supporting themselves by doing something that doesn't feel like work. Either way, here are my top 3 tips to turn your hobby into cash.

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3 Smart Ways To Maximize Career Potential

Unemployment falls every year and people are sticking with their careers for longer than they were in decades past. With technology and ease of access, there are fewer barriers to landing a great job than ever before. That said, you still have to do the work and put forth the effort to reach your career goals. Here are 3 savvy ways to maximize career potential in most industries.

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3 Things That Hold Women Back From Their Dream Job

It’s Sunday evening, how do you feel? Are you dreading your alarm going off in the morning or are you cool with the fact that you’ve had a couple of days off and a new adventure awaits in the week ahead? It’s perfectly normal to wish the weekends lasted a little longer, but what if you had a job that made Sunday night blues a thing of the past? If you’re dreaming of a new job, what’s stopping you from going for it? I'm betting it's one or more of these 3 things that hold women back from their dream job. That's OK, there's always a way to move forward if you want something badly enough.

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3 Life Skills You Want To Take From Your Job

There are many things you can take from your job or career to benefit you personally...and, no, this isn’t about stealing office supplies for home use. Among the technical skills and job specifics you glean from your position, there are other savvy skills that will serve you. And, these days, with our jobs taking so much of our time, we want to get all that we can out of those precious hours. Here are 3 life skills you want to take from your job.

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5 “Men’s Work” Careers Women Thrive In

Plenty of women are in positions that, up until recently, were chiefly occupied by men. However, women still have a long way to go to even out the playing field. It would help to get more women interested in careers that have been thought of as "man’s work." After all, if a woman can do the job, she can do the job. Period. Here are 5 "men's work" careers women thrive in.

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5 Obstacles To Living The Life Of Your Dreams

Have you ever noticed how the universe seems to put obstacles in your path just as you try to improve your life? I'm not sure if this is the case or we just realize that change is not as easy as we often think it will be. Nevertheless, if we want a better life, we must press through the challenges with wisdom, clarity, and understanding. Watch out for these 5 obstacles to living the life of your dreams.

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3 Ways To Boost Your Career With The Internet

When it comes to jumpstarting your career, you want to use whatever means possible to get things moving. Though it's important to engage potential employers in real life and work on real skills, don’t forget about the Internet. It can make you a much more desirable candidate, build connections that last a lifetime, and even get you some insider info. Here are 3 ways to boost your career with the Internet.

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5 Tips To Send The Best Thank You Cards Ater Your Wedding

Though handwritten cards, notes, and letters are a dying art, there are still times you should get that pen and paper out. One, in particular, is after your wedding. Even though you may have thanked everyone on that day, wedding etiquette says send that thank you card! Here are a few tips to help you send the best thank you cards after your wedding!

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4 Top Elements Your Business Website Needs To Stand Out

When starting a business that is present online, creating a stellar website should be one of the very first things you do. However, in a haste to get the business up and running, many women skip the things that make a website successful. As an online business, no matter how vital a site is, make sure you have everything in place before you launch. Otherwise, you won't get the kind of attention you need and want. Here are my 4 top elements your business website needs to stand out.

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7 Interview Power Plays To Land Your Dream Job

You impressed them with your resume, got the interview, so now what? It's your time to shine and bring what you couldn't express in your resume. Your preparation will show and help to set you apart from the pack. Here are my top 7 interview power plays to land you that dream job.

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3 Ways To Get Closer To Your Dream Career

If you're not in the middle of your dream career, ask yourself why not? What is keeping you from it? You may not have ever really thought about it. That's OK, most people don't. Fear of failure and the security of a steady, “safe” job are just two of many reasons why dreams get left behind. But think about how you might make some changes to get closer to your dream career. Here are some tips to get you started.

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