Are You Ready for the Big Time? | CareerAlley

If your gonna screw up, do it while you’re young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back.” – Winston Groom

I remember my first “real” job after college (even though it feels like it was a million years ago). It was a surreal experience, because I realized for the first time that I was an adult and was expected to take on “adult” responsibilities. This, I decided, was the “big time”. Little did I realize that many “big time” moments would occur in my career as I took on more responsibility. And even 25 years later, there are still times that I think “this is the big time”. So, are you ready for the big time? It’s never too late to take on additional responsibility, whether it’s your first job or your 10th job. Today’s post is a collection of career related articles and resources submitted by readers (thanks!).

  • 10 Jobs Where People Move A Lot – This article, posted on, provides a list of careers which require lots of travel. Not all of us like to travel in our jobs, but there are some who really enjoy it. If that is you, than take a look at this article. Careers range from Clergy to Entertainment. Each of the 10 careers mentioned has a brief overview of the career choice.
  • 8 Mistakes Made at a Job’s article on job interview mistakes (how many have you made) is definitely worth a read. The very first item (Forgetting the name of your Interviewer) brings back some not so fond memories for me. A fairly new phenomenon (cell phone interruption) is another one that I’m sure has happened to some of you. The 8 mistakes listed in the article is a great start of things to avoid. And, if that is not enough, take a look at Top 10 interview mistakes from
  • Local Educator – This site is a good resource for Teachers, students and recent grads. The blog offers articles on a number of careers and tips for your job search. The left hand side of the page has recent posts (such as a series on different Career choices) while the right hand side of the page has links to jobs by city. Their article on Best Sites to Locate Jobs is definitely worth a read if you are looking for a list of a few jobs search sites.
  • Job sites: Are they worth it? – A very interesting article from Fortune, the article gives the low-down on job search sites. Do they really work and are they worth the time? I think that they certainly should play a role in your search, but as the article indicates, you should not focus too much time on job search sites. There are as many views on this topic as there are job search sites, but if you are looking for a job, you should definitely read this article. At towards the end of the article there are four pointers on getting job search traction.
  • Where The Jobs Will Be This Decade – Okay, maybe it’s time to change your career or maybe you are starting college and want to ensure you pick a career where you can actually get a job. Whatever the reason, this article from provides some guidance. In addition to providing some insight to where the jobs will be (some all time favorites like nursing and other health related jobs), there is an interactive chart (just click on it). Also see their related article – Series Overview: New Jobs For A New Decade.

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  • 100 Timeless Quips & Quotes for Recent College Grads – If you read my blog then you will know that I like to lead with a quote. While this particular site and article are not specifically career related, there is a list of quotes worth a read (you will need to scroll down on the page once you get there).

Good luck in your search.

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