Pandemic Pivot: Changing careers during a pandemic
But with millions of people laid off and out of work, changing careers may seem out of the question. Money and work-life balance –these are the top two reasons people change careers. Two big questions to ask yourself first—do you really want to change careers or do you not like working during a pandemic? If you still want to change careers, know why? On average, it takes four years to successfully change careers and regain your credibility at your job.
José Feliciano wishes you "Feliz Navidad"
José Feliciano wishes you "Feliz Navidad" From a career that has lasted more than half a century, singer and guitar virtuoso José Feliciano is perhaps best known for his timeless Christmas classic, "Feliz Navidad" – though it wasn't immediately a hit upon its release 50 years ago. "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talked with the 75-year-old Feliciano about the battles and blessings of growing up blind, and how finding his musical voice became his greatest joy.cbsnews.com
New study claims link between birth order, career overestimated in previous research
Are you anticipating your intellectual, ambitious firstborn child will become a doctor or your youngest will pursue an artistic occupation? These common expectations of people’s career choice being influenced by their birth order may have been overestimated in previous research, according to a new study by a University of Houston researcher. According to two dominant models, the links between birth order and careers are explained differently. The niche-finding model proposes personality traits should explain such links whereas the confluence model points to intelligence. “Our findings suggest that the role of birth order on career types, occupational creativity and status attainment might have been overestimated in previous research, and the only finding that replicated previous research was a small effect of birth order on educational attainment,” Damian said.