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How to Escape from a Dead-End Career While There's Still Time

Gary North

If you're a square peg in a round hole, it's time to figure out ways to get offers from square-hole employers with deep pockets.

If you have hit a dead end in your career, it's time to get out.

If you have hit a ceiling in your career, it's time to get out.

Competition from Asia is getting fierce. It may be time for you to take evasive action.

This department offers strategies and tactics for finding a better job and landing it.

If you decide that you've spent too many years dealing with corporate hierarchies, office politics, blame-shifting and back-biting, it's time to start your own business on the side: weekends and after-hours. Build it as an escape hatch. For this strategy, I offer the Business Start-Up department.

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