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15 Jobs for People Who Don’t Like People

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

It’s not that you don’t like people, per se. It’s just that you’ve never gone to a networking event and thought, “Well, this should be fun!” You’d rather spend a quiet night in with a few friends – or by yourself – than go to a crowded bar. You go out of your way to avoid small talk. A part of you really identifies with Sheldon Cooper.

In short, you’re not a people person. And that’s okay. Some people just aren’t built that way. Fortunately for you, there are a slew of lucrative career opportunities that don’t require a lot of customer interaction and group collaboration.

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The Physical Effects of Having a Terrible Job

Sarah Landrum, Career Contessa contributor

Every day, millions of people get up and go to work. Some people are lucky and go to a job they love, but then there are some jobs that simply aren’t made to be loved, whether it’s because of the job itself or the environment the job is done in. The result is the same: Over time, a job you hate can have a serious impact on your health in a multitude of ways.

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‘Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self’

Unless you can invent a time-traveling machine or become Jennifer Garner’s character in “13 Going on 30,” you may never get a second chance to go back in time and re-do or undo parts of your life you wish you could change. Fortunately for you, we asked real-life seasoned professionals to spill secrets and offer up advice they would give to their younger job-seeking selves.

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How to Change Careers by the End of 2016

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

If you’re one of the many workers who resolved to start a new career this year, you’re officially on the clock. That fact has likely already sunk in, and if you’re beginning to worry that you may have bitten off more than you can chew, don’t fret. By following these essential steps, you’ll greatly increase your chances of starting a new career by the end of 2016.

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What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Just Been Laid Off

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Unless you’ve ever been laid off from a job yourself, it’s hard to understand the range of emotions one experiences as the result of a job loss. These feelings may range anywhere from denial, anger and depression (similar to what one goes through during the five stages of grief) to panic, humiliation, loss of confidence and shame (even if there’s nothing to be ashamed about).

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