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Switching Careers

Switching Careers

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Losing a job can sometimes mean the end of a career. The process is often painful, mostly bitter, and rarely easy. But it doesn't have to be a bad thing. Once the dust settles and the smoke clears, the life that lies before you can feel desolate and empty; but what better place to lay the foundation of a new life than flat, empty land? Sometimes the end of a career can be like the end of a bad marriage: It can liberate you up to pursue whatever it is you really want to do with your life.

There are plenty of cliches when it comes to looking on the bright side, or turning over a new leaf. These tired quips and phrases persist either because they are easy to remember, or because there's some truth to them (sometimes, also, because of lazy writers). This is going to be one of those times in your life where you need to find the wisdom in the cliches, especially if you have some breathing room despite losing your job.

 

Ask yourself: Does this field really make you happy? Is it what you want to do for the rest of your life?


If you have to answer “no,” then it's time to do some thinking. And I don't mean laying in bed at night thinking, I mean getting out a piece of paper and writing down pros and cons and then doing research not only on the internet but at your local library as well as thinking. The kind of thinking that's a lot harder and takes a lot longer but will make you much more prepared for a big decision. And make no mistake: barren field before you or no, changing careers is a big decision that should not be taken lightly.


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