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Is this big leap necessary to make you happier
and more successful, or can you adjust your
present situation to get similar results?
Other advisers point to these valid reasons for
going back to school.
1. you genuinely need more clout,
credibility and/or authority to achieve
the success you're seeking in your field.
2. you feel strongly that you're in the
wrong field - and the problem is not
just your employer, it's the nature of the
work itself. you may even hate going to
work every day.
3. you realize you'll never make enough
money at your current level to support
the lifestyle you want or need.
4. Completing your degree or achieving
more knowledge would be a huge selfesteem boost. Sometimes you can't put
a price on a sense of accomplishment,
though research differs as to whether
more education can make you happier
(read the pro and con stance).
Finally, try to remember that additional
education is unlikely to be a cure-all for
everything you dislike about your career.
"don't jump until you can say with 100 percent
surety this is the right move at the right time,"
Caprino recommends. "Be clear about where
the road will take you, and if this path will give
you, in reality, what you're truly longing for."
"To know if going back to school is
the right move for you, you need to
become very clear on what you want
in your life and work . . ."
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