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Embrace setbacks

When things go smoothly, there is little opportunity for learning. 

Challenges and mistakes are your built-in lessons, and if you’re not making them, you’re likely not stretching yourself enough.

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In this ever-changing marketplace, chances are you’ll never feel 100% prepared. 

If your next step is unclear, the best way to find clarity is to move forward. Your view of the situation and potential solutions will be clearer when you're in the middle of it rather than when you’re on the outside looking in.

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Resist comparing your start to someone else's peak as it will only shake your confidence.

Track the evolution of your own path - when you compare your current state to your beginning state, you’ll see progress worth celebrating.

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Traditional career paths

They are now fading, giving way to portfolio careers, hybrid roles, gigs, and virtual arrangements.

This is causing frustration for job seekers who are pursuing unconventional job changes, while following conventional job search steps, such as applying online and waiting for a company to respond

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Pay attention to those activities that feel scary - they're usually your next stretch goal waiting to be tackled.

You might make mistakes, but your other option is to do nothing and remain stagnant.

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It’s tempting to avoid feeling vulnerable or to worry how others will react, but being closed off-limits opportunities and inhibits progress. 

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When you decide to make a career switch on your own terms, there will be highs and lows, and moments of clarity followed by clouds of doubt. 

Expect this, and it will feel like a part of the ride versus a dead-end.

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To switch careers effectively
... and achieve a positive outcome, you need 4 things: clarity, courage, confidence, and competence.

Without these, you’ll most likely struggle hard and fail.  

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Purpose of Career Networking

It involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, or learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in. 

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Career exploration with an open mind
  • Sifting through career options is a task with near-limitless possibilities, so have fun with your job search. Be open to different options. Keeping an open mind open mind when it comes to your job position or job title will help you find a suitable fit easier.
  • Don’t box your options into one category. You might be qualified for jobs that you didn’t even know about.
  • Having experience in more than one spectrum makes you invaluable to employers, so a career change could result in making substantially larger amounts of money.

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