In the past, individuals tended to remain in a single job position for many years, often for an entire career. However, today, the average American changes jobs between 3 to 7 times. The reasons for these shifts are diverse. It could be a pursuit of higher pay or an escape from workplace problems stemming from differences in values, leadership styles, philosophies, and more. Another significant motivation, particularly after the pandemic, is the quest for greater workplace flexibility. Throughout the country, an increasing number of employees are seeking a more balanced work-life equilibrium.

Regardless of the driving factor or factors behind this decision, many people find it challenging to navigate such changes. If you’re feeling stuck in an unfulfilling job and uncertain about how to break free, you’re not alone. Below, we’ll explore some practical advice to help you navigate through a job or career change successfully.

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