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Getting back into the job market at different stages of life | May 2010
Making the leap

Change for the ages

How workers acquire new skills or update old ones will often depend on their ages. For young workers, graduate school and a second degree might provide the avenue to a new career. For older workers, a better answer might be short-term training that gets them to work quickly.

How to remake your working life when you're in your...


Perseverance, and a strong nerve
Perseverance, and a strong nerve
It takes more than just going back to school to make a successful change, career counselors say.


Midcareer change, with no regrets
Midcareer change, with no regrets
Reinventing yourself presents obstacles, but the rewards can make a move worth it.


Taking inventory of skills, interests
Taking inventory of skills, interests
Update and refine your abilities with training programs that quickly lead to paying jobs.


Transitioning to the do-gooder
Transitioning to the do-gooder
You’ll need to make the most of your skills and take a hard look at money and the job's lifestyle.


Help! I missed a Deadline
Elaine Varelas offers advice as to what one should do when a work deadline is missed.

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