What's the best new career for you?

NASA job fair
Large crowds of people attend a job fair hosted by NASA on July 26, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
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If you could try a new career - even for just a day - what would you want to be? Photographer? Carpenter? Teacher?

One program seeks to make it easier to get a taste of your dream job. Here's what Mashable writes about LifeSwap:

Entering the job market -- let alone finding a job you love -- can be daunting. A new startup called LifeSwap aims to ease the stresses of networking during the job search by coordinating career shadowing opportunities throughout the Bay Area.

Called the "Airbnb for careers," LifeSwap allows users to connect with professionals in a specific job position or company and shadow them for a predetermined length of time, at a price set by the host. Current swaps range from shadowing a Ph.D. student to observing a henna tattoo artist, but the LifeSwap founders hope to provide experiences that educate professionals as they make career choices.

Mike Dorsey, co-founder of LifeSwap, will join The Daily Circuit on Friday, Jan. 4, along with career change counselor Valerie Young, author of "The Secrets Thoughts of Successful Women."


Tired of your career? (Fast Company)

Essential steps for swapping careers (U.S. News & World Report)

Co-workers changing places (Wall Street Journal)

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