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  • How to Prepare Yourself for a Mid-Career Transition

    Ketra Oberlander
    Job Search
    Advice for Scientists
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    Navigating a Sea of Open-Ended Questions Work is just one expression of life. When your once-satisfying job no longer gives you the same enjoyment, it may be time to consider preparing yourself for another, more meaningful pursuit. Being "finished" with your current role is the first step toward opening yourself up to the possibilities of a career transition. But how do you break out?   Seven Perspectives to Define Your Direction   1. Go back to school. Retraining can help you build the credibility necessary to switch careers after an injury, epiphany, or geographic change. Going back to school gives you a chance to learn a new role, how to break into it, and what a new industry is all about. It'll also give you a chance to learn the lingo you'll need to talk shop with prospective employers.   2. ...