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Wailin Wong

Taking smaller steps toward new career

Taking smaller steps toward new career

Steady job? Check. Decent paycheck? Check. Professional fulfillment? Hmm. With the country's jobless rate at 10 percent, many workers are simply grateful to be employed. Giving up financial stability to pursue a dream job or long-burning interest is a risk even in a buoyant economy. Yet experts say career makeovers are still possible -- they may just involve smaller steps, rather than a radical change. "It's always healthy, regardless of what the economy is like, for people to explore those dreams," said Roxanne Hori, assistant dean and director of the Career Management Center at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. "It helps you decide:...