Develop Your Career: Strategies to Get Ahead

It's common to get to a point in your career where you find yourself wanting more – whether it be more money, fulfillment, advancement, or even all of these things. It can be daunting trying to figure out how to make these kinds of life-altering career changes, however. Potential avenues to explore include: considering a career change, going back to school, making a horizontal job move, or seeking professional development courses from your employer.

Here are some articles that can help you explore your options:

1) 10 Jobs Perfect for People Who Love to Travel

Are you the type of person who gets anxious if you stay in one place for too long? Are you someone who loves to travel and explore new places?

Here are 10 jobs to consider that let you earn money and travel the world.

2) In Demand Jobs That Pay over $75,000

Let’s face it. People get to a point in their careers when they want to see more dollar signs. Based on Salary.com data, we've provided 10 jobs that tend to pay out over $75,000. We’ve also included job descriptions for each one so you can start to evaluate whether a career change may be right for you.

3) Finding a Career: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Whether you’ve been in the workforce for a while or just starting out, this article can help you assess what career path may be right for you. The key is to learn more about the things you love. Be mindful of when you’ve stopped learning or growing, as this is a clear sign it’s time to mix things up.

Read more advice on figuring out what you want to be when you “grow up.”

4) Want to Make a Six-Figure Salary? Here are 10 Jobs that Pay Over $100k

Is it a dream of yours to land a job that pays over six figures? You might be at a point in your career where you’re looking to cash in. According to Salary.com data, here are 10 jobs that pay out the "big bucks." We've also provided job descriptions for each one so you can decide if any of these jobs sound right for you to pursue.

5) The 7 Career Goals You Need to Succeed

A helpful first step to making a change in your work life is goal setting. There's no magical thing you can do that will automatically set you up for success, but setting goals will certainly help. Goals involving self-assessment, networking, tracking accomplishments, and knowing your worth will all get you on track to a more successful professional future. Learn more.

6) 11 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

For a lot of people, feeling secure in their job choice is more important than money. The Bureau of Labor Statistics crunched some numbers and came out with employment projections to the year 2024.

Check out these in-demand jobs that could offer you the job security you’re seeking.

7) 9 Jobs Most Likely to be Taken Over by Robots

Thanks to technology, many jobs will become fully automated in the future. If you’re occupation is on this list, it might be time to go back to school or make sure you have some transferable skills in the case that your job no longer needs human staffing.

8) 8 Jobs You’ll Love That Pay $50,000 a Year

How do you define success? Do you want a job that you love, or a paycheck that satisfies you? If you’re lucky, you can have both! Here are some “passion” jobs that also pay well.

9) 8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment

Thinking about going back to school to make yourself more desirable to potential employers? This may be a great idea, but it's important to avoid certain degrees if you're looking for a solid return on investment (ROI). Here are some degrees that you may want to avoid.

Looking for more career development advice? Check out all of Salary.com’s career development articles here.

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