Quiz: Which Career Change Is Right for You?
Which Career Change Is Right for You?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

These days, most people experience several careers over the course of their lives. Harrison Ford was a carpenter before he was a famous actor, after all, and he's a baby boomer. It is to be expected that in this day and age, you will either be forced to change careers because of industrial or technological developments, or you will simply choose to, possibly in anticipation of your job disappearing.

You might sidestep into another job in the same industry, because of hard-won industrial knowledge. You may prefer to change industries entirely, using the systems and disciplines learned in your profession, applied to another industry. These choices need to be made strategically, not impulsively, in order to make the most of your skills and job history.

So what will it be? Will you swing for the fences and step up to a bigger job with more responsibility? Or sideways into a parallel career? Would you flee as far as possible from your job, engaging in a total life change? What are you even qualified to do? Don't worry. We have you covered.

Take this quiz. We will look through your answers and come up with an exciting career opportunity that suits your skills, desires, and experience. Answer honestly, and we will be honest with you too.

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