How to launch a second career

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If you’re like millions of others, you’ve been laid off. Or you haven’t been, but you wish you would be. You’re doing the work of three people — or you can’t get a job interview in your field to save your life. Signs indicate that maybe it’s time for a second career.

While many people think of second careers as an opportunity to follow their passion, sometimes moving on to another career is more a matter of wanting to have more control over your own future.

We rounded up some tips from people who’ve been there, done that, in hopes that the guidance will help you get started in the search for your next act.