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3 Tips on how to change to a new career.

Are you ready to take your career in a different direction? Whether your current job is a bad fit or you're looking for an industry with a better future, finding a new line of work can be both incredibly satisfying and personally profitable.
But switching career tracks can also be a high-stakes gamble. Before striking out on your own, focus on these three areas.

1: Focus on the parts of your career that need to change. If your job makes you want to curl up under your desk and cry, it's tempting to leave it all behind and head for a new industry. But changing careers is a drastic reaction to a bad work situation.
Job unhappiness may be related to a specific co-worker, a negative attitude, an outside-of-work stressor, or
a whole lot of other problems that won't be fixed by jumping into a new career area. Instead, focus on pinpointing what part of your situation needs to change for you to be happier at work.

2.  Do your Research. When you're considering a career change, it's all too easy to limit yourself to careers that are familiar or popular. But switching your path is about finding a new direction that's right for you. And that pursuit can take you farther off the beaten track. Take time to research, discover, and brainstorm about your full range of potential career matches.

3. Invest in the right training. Not all career changes require a whole new degree, but most career changers do need to ramp up new skills. "The best reason to go back to school for job changers is to get required technical skills or specific job skills that are in demand." Going back to school without a strong focus can be a costly mistake, but the right education can be an investment in your future that can pay big time. Additionally, if you are not able to do a full degree for due to constraints of time or money, you could instead invest in professional certifications, seminars, and short trainings that relate to the new career you want to pursue.

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