So, you graduated with your MBA and have no full-time job waiting for you? Before we dive right in, let me just congratulate you on earning your MBA degree. I know that it took a large effort on your part, possibly a sacrifice on many levels, and was also stressful, fun, exhausting, and fulfilling. Well done! Graduation itself was probably a mix of happiness, relief, and even a little sadness because you were saying goodbye to some good friends. Maybe there was also something else. You knew that many of your classmates had full-time job offers waiting for them in

Research and determination are the keys to success, whether you’re 25 or 65 When Wendell Hall was asked to relocate for the 13th time in 31 years, he realized how demanding and unfulfilling his corporate life had become. As a vice president of operations for General Motors Acceptance Corp., he oversaw lending activities among GM dealers throughout the Western U.S. The job required lots of travel and, at age 55, another transfer, this time from northern New Jersey to Detroit. “I wasn’t willing to do that again, so I left,” he says. Mr. Hall accepted an early retirement offer, then