Category Archives for "Finding Your Calling"

Ask Chuck: Trade School vs Bachelor’s Degree

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are committed to financially helping our children get college degrees. We’ve graduated two and have three to go. We are not sure a four-year college will work for one of our children and are considering directing him towards a trade. What are your thoughts? Skilled Labor   Dear Skilled, […]

Ask Chuck: Getting the Right Job Right Out of School

Ask Chuck- Finding the Right Job Right Out of School

Dear Chuck, My husband and I anticipate graduating in May. I’ve read that our resumes are extremely important. While he has part-time job and internship history, mine is very limited. We have student loans and hope to land great jobs as soon as we can. Could you tell me what employers are really looking for […]

Ask Chuck: Does Job Hopping Mean More Money?

Dear Chuck, I recently read an article from Forbes that staying at a job for more than 2 years means you’ll get paid 50% less. I come from a background where my parents and grandparents stayed with the same company their entire careers, so changing jobs every 2 years to keep a better pay sounds […]

7 Trending Careers, and Why You Should Consider Them

Trending Careers

What’s your dream job? Finding a satisfying career (that also pays well!) is challenging. There are so many choices today! Books, articles, counselors and podcasts are informative, but there’s one aspect in career planning that tends to be ignored. When making a career choice you must consider how a specific job will fit. We each […]

Is It Selfish To Leave A “Good” Job For Something Else?

Is It Selfish To Leave A

People leave jobs for one reason: better opportunities. Those might come in different forms, depending on your priorities. For some people, better opportunities equate to a higher salary. Others take new jobs for the chance to hone their skills or challenge themselves professionally. Whatever particular opportunity they seek, they know they’re not finding it at […]

How to Play Offense With Your Career & Create Your Best Chance for Financial Success

How to Play Offense With Your Career & Create Your Best Chance for Financial Success

Ever since the Great Recession, Americans have clamored to improve their financial educations. As the economy crumbled, people realized that much of what they took for granted — their jobs, their retirement funds, their ability to repay their loans — wasn’t guaranteed. Plenty of great financial minds stepped up to fill this knowledge gap and […]

What True Contentment Means

What True Contentment Means

This world will try to convince you that your purposes, goals, significance, self-worth, ambition, and life energy should be wrapped up in material things. For many, the world’s message is simple: make as much as you can, as quickly as you can, to retire as soon as you can, to enjoy a life of leisure […]

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My First Job After College

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My First Job After College

Most people don’t know this about me, but I majored in history as an undergraduate. Like many college students, I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted to do with my life. So I decided to study a subject I loved, figuring I would at least enjoy my classes even if I wasn’t […]

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

Making a career change is challenging at any age, but it can seem especially daunting if you’re decades into a particular path and have a family depending on you. Rather than feel excited about the prospect of starting a new career, many people feel trapped and hopeless. When you’re unhappy in your current job but […]

3 Ways a Career Personality Test Could Change Your Life

3 Ways a Career Personality Test Could Change Your Life

A few weeks ago, I met an interesting couple. I had just given a speech at a seminar, and they approached me to ask how they could improve their relationship. They were very much in love, but personality conflicts were creating problems in their marriage. “You need to take a personality assessment,” I told them. […]

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