5 Famous People Who Made Surprising (and Inspiring) Career Changes

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When you look at people who’ve achieved stunning success in their fields, it’s difficult to imagine that they weren’t always hurtling down those paths. But each of these five famous figures started off doing something else.

Some spent years or …

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Author James Patterson Reminds Us That We Can Always Bounce Back in Our Careers

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The theme of James Patterson’s commencement speech at the University of Florida was stories. Which is quite fitting for the bestselling author, who has sold millions of adult and children’s novels—including the famous Alex Cross series—and donated millions more …

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4 Ways to Answer the Interview Question “When Can You Start?”

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I remember my first time hearing “When can you start?” while interviewing for a job. I had finally gotten the call to meet with a prospective employer and spent hours beforehand practicing responses for the standard interview questions.

But I …

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I Tried to Network With 30 People in 30 Days and This Is What I Learned

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I work from home, and I’ve learned the hard way that remote life isn’t exactly ripe with opportunities to network and make connections. And for someone like me—who leans heavily toward the extroverted side of the spectrum and craves human …

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The Email You Have to Send After Interviewing for an Internship (or a Job)

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The hunt for a great internship has a lot of moving parts. You’ve got to write a resume, tailor it to each position, and potentially prep for multiple rounds of interviews.

But even if you aced that interview, you’re not …

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