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For businesspeople to survive they must always be moving forward. In a difficult economy, you must develop new skills and reapply old ones. Sometimes, this means shifting your industry, shifting your focus, or changing direction completely. A mid-career switch can be challenging, especially if you’ve become pigeonholed in your current role. Instead of becoming stuck contemplating how to move forward, Harvard Business Review recommends these ideas:

  • Craft experiments . Take on freelance or pro bono assignments that allow you to try new roles while staying in your current job. 
  • Shift connections . To move in a new direction, you need a new network. Reach out to people who can give you a fresh perspective on what you’re trying to achieve. 
  • Make sense of it all . Tell others the story of who you hope to become professionally. This will help clarify your intentions and keep you motivated. Plus, you might win the support of your listeners. 

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