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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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10 Millennials Inspiring Us to Hustle Even Harder

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In recent years, we’ve seen Millennials become the largest generation in the workforce, changes in the way companies look at Millennials as customers, and predictions that one-fourth of the Millennial workforce will fill the managerial roles of retiring Baby Boomers in 2016.

One of the coolest parts about this Millennial revolution, though, is that as our generation starts to take over more and more of the working world, we become surrounded by peers who motivate us and inspire us to hustle even harder. Here, we’ve gathered 10 of our favorites. As entrepreneurs, bloggers, scientists, and all-around game changers, these Millennials are igniting our inner desire to hustlehustlehustle.

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