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When You Want to Make a Radical Career Change

By Marty Nemko

You're sick of your job and are ready for something different. Very different. Unfortunately, most employers won't hire you to do something very different. Say you've been a salesperson an insurance company and you'd like to do marketing for a winery. No non-stoned employer would welcome you aboard.

You usually need to make a radical career change in two steps. The above person should probably first aim for a sales job for the winery-he should be able to convince some winery that his sales experience would be useful in a winery sales gig. After a while in that job, he might have a realistic shot at that winery marketing position.

What can you do today?
Realizing that your next job can change either your industry or your job title but not both, which do you want to do?

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