What is the best way to avoid being locked in to a job that you really don't want to be in, but may have taken just to have a job?

My recommendation is not to take a position you are not interested in.  Your motivation for taking the job is not the best to have.  It is best to take a part-time role and then find the job that…

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I want to change my career from law enforcement of 7 1/2 years to something else. I have a college degree in Sociology and an Associates degree in law enforcement but don't have any ideas what type of job to look for. I would at least like to make at least $36,000 a year. I am open and willing to work anywhere. Can you help with any suggestions?

I suggest that you being to envision what type of new career that you would like to dive into. You will only enjoy your work, if it is something that you have a passion for. That being said, you could also…

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I have been promoted multiple times with added responsibilities, different job titles, as well as higher pay. How do I format these jobs with the one company on my resume?

Excellent question!  I suggest having one line item that states the company and total time spent with the company.  Directly underneath that - list each job in the progression in which you received…

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What is the best time to start applying for full-time opportunities? I am a graduate student (Masters) with a research assistantship with a professor in my department, so I will not have any industry experience (internship) during summer. Will this effect my job prospects? I will graduate in May 2015.

While, I do think being in your industry through internships and on the job training will help further your career prospects, I don't think it will make or break your next steps. Make sure to start building…

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I am a 61 year old male with over 30 years in middle mangement of nationaly owned, but small manufacturing company. Word through the grapevine for the past several months is that they are very deep in dept and have borrowed to their limit. Our Company has now been threatened with drastick cuts (50% or more) if we can not produce an order which has an unreal timetable. This may be a way to try and save the corporation but would devistate our company which is one of the few "moneymakers" they own. My question is should I try to ride this out at my age, or start sending out resumes? I have the knowledge and experience, but I'm afraid no one would hire me due to my age. I am in excelent health, but I wouldn't mind a change of scenery, so to speak. Any advice?

Sending out resumes while riding it out can be thought of like “diversifying your portfolio.” While you may choose to take a leadership stance in your current role to show your commitment to the…

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