Tag: Exploring Career Paths

I Became a Web Developer Despite Others Telling Me I Couldn’t

“You can’t be a programmer. You’re too creative.” Christine Beaubrun, a web developer at Crew, heard this from two different people when she first contemplated a career in tech. Here’s how she managed to prove them wrong by joining a software engineering program and landing her current job. Read Complete […]

Everything That’d Be Different if You Stopped Believing in a Linear Career Path

“We are suffering from the *career myth*—a delusional belief in the outdated idea of linear career progression,” researchers say. What if you changed your career path definition and stopped expecting a nice, neat road to speed down toward a fixed destination with no turnoffs or alternate routes? Read Complete Article

An Inspirational Reminder That You’re Never “Too Old” to Change Careers

Why are we so resistant to the idea of pursuing a new career in our 40s? Or 50s? or 60s? Or later? The idea feels foreign, maybe a little uncomfortable, in a culture fascinated by child prodigies and constantly manufacturing 30-under-30 lists. But should it be? Charlotte Clymer says absolutely […]