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How Crazy is it to Quit Without a Plan?

It’s smart to hold on to your current job until you find something better, but things don’t always go as planned and certain circumstances call for a spontaneous “I quit” one-liner.

I generally recommend people to stay with a job they hate until there’s a backup plan, but here are a few instances where it may be the best option. Are you totally crazy if you call it quits without a plan? Maybe not.

You’re Crazy if You Haven’t Figured Out Whether ...

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The Top 10 Online Classes to Quickly Figure Out Your Career Path

You may be in the workforce, or maybe you’re beginning your journey breaking into the perfect career. It’s difficult to determine the job you want when you don’t often know what each job entails.

Figuring out the career path you want to follow is daunting, but there are online tools that make this process easier than ever.

Here’s a list of 10 online courses to dip your toes into new fields.

1. Product Design

Product design course – Alison

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3 Jobs for the Career-Changer (And You Can Keep Your Money)

The further you are down a career path, the harder it is to change. People rarely made career changes decades ago, but it’s become commonplace now. Most people nowadays change their career at least once somewhere down the line, and it’s often a necessity to keep up with market trends and staying relevant. If you’re looking for a new view but don’t want to sacrifice too much pay or spend the next decade in school, then check out these jobs.

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5 Signs You Need Your Own Business

Are you sitting in your cubicle and wondering why all the sheep are working for this corporation? Are you wondering why you’re in the flock with them?

Another day, another spreadsheet to fill out. Meanwhile, you have no idea how your job even contributes to anything.

You go home and start painting, cooking, or performing whatever your hobby is. You start to think that this is what you’re meant to do. So then you Google how to start a business and all ...

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Top Quizzes to Determine Your Dream Job

I think we’d all be lying if we said we’ve never had doubts about our career path or the company we work for; it’s human nature to be curious and venture into foreign areas. It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school and applying for college, a college student figuring out your major, or a veteran professional who’s been in the same industry for a decade, because we have the same questions: what do I want? Am I happy? This ...

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5 Excuses to Stop Making: A Guide to Pursuing Your Dream

People adapt to their surroundings quicker than any other animal. We easily fall into a routine and are slow to break habits. Even with our ability to adapt, we’re scared of change.

You would think that changing things to pursue a dream is something everyone does, but it’s not. The truth is, we all want to, but we’re scared of the consequences. And instead of rationalizing why we should pursue life-long dreams, we rationalize why staying where we are is best.

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You Just Got a Job Offer, Now What?

It happened! You just received a job offer! Congrats! Now, you might think the first things to do are to call your mom and dad and then your best friend to make some celebration plans.

After toasting to your recent success, you might wonder what you should be doing next. Before signing that job offer or giving a verbal commitment, there are a few steps to take if you want to set yourself up for success.  ...

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Choosing the Right Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

So many people look at a job and a career as the same thing, but they are definitely not. A job is where you work. For example, you would say, “I work at Facebook.”  But a career is your profession, so you would say instead, “I am an engineer.”

Chances are, you won’t have your “dream job” right away because you’re probably thinking that a “dream job” is one that brings you tons ...

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