Dear Experts, What do you do when you're at a dead end job and can't quit? I can't switch jobs because I have a family counting on my earnings. Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:Q#432 Follow "dual path": keep OK job 2 pay rent/mortgage, etc. & continue 2 move toward ur "right fit" work. (@juliaerickson) Q#432 Why can't you quit?!? Find another job and GO if you hate it. Nobody has a gun to your head. (@beneubanks) Q#432 Sure you can switch! - treat finding job as 2nd job: solicit pro career help, if needed. Be proactive/confident. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#432 Get your resume together and start looking now - while you are presently employed! (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Work is important to a lot of us. And we all have egos. The trick is to balance our own view of work and success so that the ego remains a helpful source of support and not a tyrannical master. One is the road to relative contentment, the other to continued misery. Have you struck the balance?

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