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How to make a career change without leaving your current company

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While a good number of people participating in the Great Resignation are seeking flexibility, many employees are leaving due to general unhappiness with their job. The physical distance from the office provided a lot of us time with time reflect on what we really want and what’s important. For many, the answer is a career change.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who quit their jobs in July 2021 was 5.8 million and the number of people who were hired was 6.7 million. While people are leaving jobs, more are starting new ones. Among the ranks is Stephany Foster, senior vice president and head of human resources at the molecular diagnostics firm QIAGEN. She recently transitioned from being global head of internal auditing to a new role as head of human resources.

“I had been expanding and doing other things in my role, including working on our company’s diversity and inclusion initiative,” she says. “I worked closely with the then-head of HR and the CEO, and I really enjoyed the experience. I mentioned to the head of HR that if there ever was opportunity to transition into HR, I’d like to try something........

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