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Everything You Need to Know About Making a Career Change in Your 20s

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Making a career change at 20 requires courage. It’s you against the list of things keeping you up at night: having little to zilch experience in a new field, having little to zilch contacts in a new industry, or worrying that hiring managers will label you as “flaky” for changing directions. Well, friends, fear not. According to a recent study by economists at the Vancouver School of Economics, changing industries during your 20s is good for your career and your earning potential. (Take that, haters.)

“People who switch jobs more frequently early in their careers tend to have higher wages and incomes in their prime-working years,” Henry E. Siu, associate professor at the University of British Columbia and one of the study’s authors, told The Atlantic. “Job-hopping is actually correlated with higher incomes, because people have found better matches—their true calling.”

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3 Job Skills That Will Help You In Any Career

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You know your stuff. You’ve got the skills that are foundational to your job, or you’re actively acquiring them. You are well on your way to becoming the best in your field and nothing can stop you now. Right?

Not exactly.

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