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6 Steps to Safely Switch Careers

Switching careers is scary, but sometimes it's the only option for a more authentic life.

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Some of us fall into our jobs without thinking much about what would make us feel happiest and most fulfilled. And while your job shouldn't be the only thing to give you a sense of well-being, there's no denying that what you do for work has a significant impact on your life.

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If you've been in the same industry for a while now but have been nursing a feeling that it isn't your true calling, you're not alone. The average American changes careers five-to-seven times in their lifetime, and 30 percent change jobs or careers every 12 months. This sort of frequent disruption might not be ideal for long-term stability, but a change now and then can be ideal in the pursuit of living your best life.

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