Changing Careers—Meeting Your Bliss Halfway

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Martha Mangelsdorf Many people seek to change careers—whether as a student, in midcareer, or after retirement. While many don’t want to start all over, they would like to include their passion and values in their next career move. In this CareerCast, Martha Mangelsdorf, business and career writer and former senior editor and writer for Inc. magazine, shares her research, experience, and insights on how to practically “meet your bliss halfway.”

Aired January 15, 2009

Martha E. Mangelsdorf is a business and career writer and former senior editor and writer for Inc. magazine. For four years, she wrote a monthly feature on the subject of career change, called “Transitions,” for the Boston Globe. Her practical and accessible strategies for professional advancement and career change make her a highly sought expert across regions, industries, and functions. She lives in Boston.

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Martha Mangelsdorf Strategies for Successful Career Change

Read an excerpt of Strategies for a Successful Career Change by Martha Mangelsdorf. 

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