Sunday July 12, 2020

Feel the career fear and do it anyway

The act of changing careers comes with many risks and obstacles, but a growing number of people are taking the plunge regardless

25th August, 2019
Peter Lee gave up his life as a sound engineer to become a chef and baker Pic: Barry Cronin

There was a time when the holy grail for workers was having a job for life. These days, it’s estimated that people will change their job up to 15 times in their lifetime. In fact, a 2017 study by LinkedIn suggested that millennials would change jobs four times in their first decade after college.

But while many of these role changes are within the same field, a growing number of people are doing a complete...

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