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Feeling uninspired at work? Switch career gears—it’s more common than you might think


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You got your degree and scored what you thought was your dream gig, but now you’re feeling totally uninspired. Not to worry—just because you devoted a chunk of your life to one goal doesn’t mean it’s your end-all.

New research from LinkedIn found you’re hardly alone in feeling unsatisfied in your career—it’s actually pretty common among millennials. According to a press release, 36 percent of 25- to 33-year-olds have changed their careers entirely, like, to a totally different industry. Additionally, 23 percent have taken a time-out from the workforce to figure out what they want to do with their lives—and what will really yield optimal happiness.

According to LinkedIn research, 36 percent of 25- to 33-year-olds have changed their careers entirely, like, to a totally different industry, and 23 percent have taken a time-out from the workforce to figure out their goals.

So if you’re not excited about your current career and feel like you need a change, don’t be afraid to take matters into your own hands and switch your path: Sure, it might be a little scary, but considering most people work for quite a while (maybe even into their seventies), it’s smart to invest your time into something you’re passionate about—like, maybe your side hustle.

Daydreaming during work meetings? It might just mean your brain is too big not to wander. And if you need a change, here’s how to turn your passion into your job