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3 Reasons Why You Should Switch Careers

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Many crave a new career for a variety of reasons. Workers across the nation express less satisfaction with jobs than five years ago. One third of workers are presently considering switch careers. Whether you need more pay or leave the workday feeling less satisfaction than you would like, you are not alone in your desire for a new year. With a bit of training and a strong educational background, switching careers may not be as difficult as you think. Although the nationwide unemployment rate has hovered around 9%, the unemployment rate for those with a college degree is only half that percentage. Several types of persons may feel the need to enter into a new career. Some of the most popular persons that switch careers include those needing a fresh start, parents desiring more time with a child, and soldiers entering back into civilian life.

The Need for a Fresh Start

You’ve had a successful career, but now you feel in a rut with the career you’ve worked hard to develop. Perhaps you have no issues with your career, but know its on a dying path, and you need something that will provide more stability. The first thing you need to do is assess what you want to do as a career during your fresh start. As an exercise, jot down 25 professional or personal accomplishments throughout your life, then choose the seven most satisfying experiences. Craft a career that encompasses the most of those accomplishments.

Needing to Stay at Home More with the Kids

Tired of missing the prominent and small moment in you child’s life? With kids, although your desire to be at home increases greatly, so does your need for extra money. In order to have the best of both worlds, look for a career that also gives you great flexibility or the ability to work from home. Some career fields such as marketing, health care, education, and accounting often offer telecommunication positions that allow you to work at home. Some other positions allow you to work part time in the office and spend the other half of the day at home. This allows you to work on your own terms and spend more time with your kids at home.

Entering Back Into Civilian Life

Shifting to civilian life after a successful time in service in the military can be difficult. To make the transition easier, look into a career field that openly seeks after vets. Obvious choices include law enforcement and defense industries. However, if you learned a specific trade in the military, you skills may directly transfer into a civilian career. For example, many military pilots transfer into a pilot job outside of the military. Also, the organizational skills, leadership abilities, and security clearances you gained during your time in the military will be invaluable regardless of your career choice.

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Authored by: Harrison Barnes