I Changed Careers, and So Can You

climbing a career ladder
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About half of America is unhappy in their jobsA raise or talking with your boss can improve things — but, for many, the only answer is a new career. Changing careers is stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. My own career change — from psychologist to financial planner — took three years between full-time jobs.

Below are some lessons I learned, including how I set myself up financially to make the move.


You know the cliché: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. If you’re having trouble meeting folks, here are some tips on how to network effectively (I had great success using LinkedIn). Here, I’ll focus on networking specifically for career changers.

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