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With 20+ years until retirement, what should I do next?

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Jennifer, an alum of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, asked:  I graduated 1993 with a BS in Dietetics and became a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). I worked in the clinical field for several years before transitioning into a Diabetes Medical Sales position, which I have held for 14+ years. Unfortunately, medical sales jobs in this field are slowly going away, and I have let my RD and CDE expire, so I am trying to decide what career path to take next!   With a BS in Dietetics, 5+ years of clinical nutrition experience, and 14+ years successful medical sales . … / Read more »

Be Like Proteus! Adapt, Change and Thrive in your Career

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12 Protean Principles for Personal and Professional Success  Proteus: Sea god (son of Oceanus and Tethys) who could change his form Protean (adj.): Readily able to assume different forms or characters; extremely variable US Labor Department statistics show that the average individual in the US will hold between 9-15 different jobs over the course of his/her work life. Now wrap your head around this:  Some of the jobs you will have over the course of your work life do not even exist yet, so how can you want them? Why are so many people (particularly college students) obsessed with figuring out … / Read more »