How to approach a career change whilst still working?

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Hi, Thanks for sharing your situation on here. I think both options are equally valid and possible. It all depends on your tolerance for risk and savings/backup options. If you choose Option 1 - I would take the part-time option here so you can have time to research options, take more time away from being in the tech industry, do informational interview, volunteer, etc.Option 2 sounds great as well - Evaluate how much savings you need to carry you through the few months. If you are comfortable taking the time off and a potential plan to re-enage in professional work after a few months.Personally, I have found that a full break is the best way to really understand your values and career direction. Hope this helps. Happy to continue the conversation thru DM.
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@Lang156 These are great questions. Feel free to DM me if you're still grappling with these issues.Warm Regards,EkuaHead Cheerleader for Career Magic
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Many women end up in a career change cycle (similar to what you're experiencing) until they really figure out what fulfills them. Looks like you are on your way to getting clear on this but might need some time. You may not need a full break from working to figure this out, but jumping into a new IT role might night be the answer (you'll likely find yourself back on that dreaded hampster wheel here soon).I think you could benefit from working with a career coach to help you navigate the transition so it doesn't feel overwhelming. Feel free to reach out to me and we can chat about what that looks like if you think that could be an option for you.