If you’re stuck in a rut and looking to change career, then worry not! Though it can be a stressful time, we have just the guide for you.
It’s never late to update your skills, hone the skills you already have and find a job that makes Monday mornings bearable!
So join us as we take a look at how to change your career path with success…
List Your Skills & Interests
Take some time to list your key skills, especially those that can be adapted to other roles. For example, if your role requires communicating well with others, this widely transferable skill should be one for the top of your list.
Meanwhile, your interests should also be priority. If you’re looking to change career, the chances are you’re in search of a more fulfilling, enjoyable or rewarding role.
So, what have you loved about past jobs or voluntary experiences? It’s also worth considering your personal hobbies and taking a look at the industry around them. Just imagine if a hobby you love became a job you love.
Consider Your Current Industry
It may also be beneficial to take a broader look at the industry you’re currently in. If there are aspects of your job that you enjoy, there might be roles in a similar field that could prove more suitable.
For example, if you work in Marketing, you could consider the different roles that fall within the industry, from SEO and copywriting to design and PR.
Brainstorm Your Options
If you’re not sure where to start, a good old-fashioned brainstorming session could do the trick. It’s always useful to get your best ideas down on paper and delve a bit deeper.
This may help to narrow it down and with a clear layout, you can show it to friends and family when looking for their insight and advice.
Take Time to Do Research
Once you’ve got some great ideas to run with, it’s time to do some research!
This could mean finding honest advice from those that have loved and hated the job you’re considering. It could require browsing Google for facts and figures, or even purchasing some key books on the topic.
You may also want to think about who you know and how they could help. Has a friend of a friend worked in a similar role? Consider approaching them for their thoughts and advice so you can ask any questions you may have.
Go and See For Yourself
Arguably the best thing you can do is to go and see for yourself. If you’re not sure if it’s the right path for you, set some time aside to walk in the footsteps of those who have taken the path before you.
You could look into shadowing someone of a similar job title, taking on some voluntary work at the weekend or if it’s a hands-on sort of job, simply giving it a go.
Network, Network, Network
Placing yourself in the right environment can be hugely beneficial when you’re looking to make a change and could do with a push from like-minded people.
Enhance Your Skills
If you don’t have the right skill set for the job you’re after, it’s not too late to enhance your skills and give your CV a new lease of life.
Whether you search for a night class, gain voluntary experience or even think about heading back to University, all your hard work is sure to pay off the in the end.
Believe That You Can Do It
If you don’t believe that you can do it, who will? Self belief and motivation can go a long way, especially in the world of business!
So find a positive mantra, note each success along the way and you’ll soon be on your way to the career change of your dreams.
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