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Part: 6 Win in Your Workplace > Jump-Start Your Job Hunt

Chapter 23. Jump-Start Your Job Hunt

"Looking for work is the hardest job I've ever had," says Renata. When her company merged, she was told that her position was "excess." Renata is right. Job hunting is tough.

"It's hard to admit it, but I'd been in the wrong career for fourteen years," confides Roger. "The longer I stayed, the harder it was to leave. I was adding more and more accomplishments to my résumé, but I found my job satisfaction dwindling day by day. I hated Mondays . . . and Tuesdays . . . and Wednesdays . . . and the rest of the week, too!" Roger finally decided to work with a career coach to completely reassess his interests, skills, and values. Changing careers, especially while you're still in the old one, is a challenge.


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