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Tips to Overcome Your Career-Change Fears
Thinking about a career change but have some anxiety about making the leap? Here are some tips to ease your concerns and better prepare you to start on a new career path.

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Tired of your current occupation and ready to break into a new industry? The thought might be daunting, but PayScale offers the following tips to help prepare for the transition.

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Outline Your Goals:

Figuring out what you like and dislike about your current job and what your goals are can help you to assess where you’d like to be one day. Looking at these factors can help you see more clearly whether you want to stay in the same career but maybe change your job or company or what career better suits your goals.

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Get to Know Your Inner Critic:

Write down the thoughts and fears that are holding you back from taking the leap to a new career. Writing them down helps you understand your fears; throwing out the list can help you get past those fears and move on to something new.

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Identify Patterns in Your Life:

Make a list of the things that make you happy, your social needs and interests as well as what kind of work environment best fits your needs. Once you have a list you can find a career that matches up with your list.

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Network and Investigate Career Interests:

Once you have determined what careers might work with your goals, find people in your interested industries and ask them what you can expect.

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Assess Your Financial Situation:

Knowing your financial needs and the potential costs of making the transition, such as education courses or small business loans, outlining a realistic budget and time line can make the change less stressful.

Tips to Overcome Your Career-Change Fears

Thinking about a career change but have some anxiety about making the leap? Here are some tips to ease your concerns and better prepare you to start on a new career path.

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