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Over one-third of Canadians have completely switched their career at some point in their life, says a recent survey by Indeed

Over one-third of Canadians have completely switched their career at some point in their life.

According to a recent survey by job search website Indeed, 38 per cent have made the jump to a different field of work, and another 35 per cent have considered it.

That’s no surprise to Halifax human resources expert Gerald Walsh of Gerald Walsh Associates.

“Many people fall into careers simply by accident … it’s simple things like I had a student debt and a bank came on campus, they offered me a job and here I am 20 years later, or because my father or mother was a lawyer, accountant, engineer so I just fell into that, or my buddies were doing this,” he told NEWS 95.7’s The Sheldon MacLeod Show.

He said people often seek meaning in their work, but their definition of that may change over time. For instance, young people are often told to follow their passion when choosing a career path, but they may not yet have discovered what that is.

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