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4. Be realistic. Changing careers sometimes means starting over. Be prepared to entertain pursuing another degree or taking an entry-level job. It may take several years of "moving up ladder" before you are able to secure position you want. Being realistic in beginning will help you stay focused on your long-term goal.
5. Reduce your spending. One truth about change is that it is unpredictable. While you still have security of your current job, start to cut back on your spending and save more money. This will help prepare you for transition (in case you take a pay cut or need to return to school) and will serve to alleviate added pressure that financial strain can cause.
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