briansternnyc replied to the topic Back to the Workforce – What are your tips for finding a new career? in the forum Career Advancement 8 years, 7 months ago
I am trying to make a career change now. I’ve been in the private sector doing work that is no longer aligned with my values. I went back to school and got a degree in international affairs and am now trying to break into government or nonprofit. It goes without saying, it’s difficult so far. And to keep money coming in, I still have to do what I was doing in corporate, which offers no new learning opportunities and does nothing for my morale.
My advice – if you go back to school to change careers, make sure you go for an occupation – teacher, lawyer, accountant, etc; don’t do a generic degree which may not lead you anywhere.
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