Tips for A Successful Career Change

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Do you awake in the morning, trudge to the coffee machine and cringe at the thought of heading off to your job? You probably stop at some point and daydream about what it would be like to try another career. It is true that most individuals know how to change jobs successfully; however, embarking on a major career change is a multifarious task. It is essential that you effectively reinvent and remarket yourself, which can sometimes be an overwhelming mission to say the least.

To assist you in your quest for career fulfillment, consider the following steps when embarking on a career change:

  1. Self-Reflection: It is important that you take the time to identify your dislikes and likes, only then will you realize what direction your career change will take. Examine what you really like doing at work, at home and in your spare time. Look deep into yourself and uncover your passions. Now is the time to discover yourself and perform an in-depth self-assessment.
  2. Research: Take the time to effectively research different types of careers that are strongly focused on your personal passions. The amount of research that you perform depends on the career change you are making. Producing a dramatic change such as moving from an administrative assistant to a health care professional may take a bit more research.
  3. Transferable Skills: Examine your transferable skills and utilize those current talents and expertise into your new career. You may discover that you already possess a solid skill base and the ideal experience to successfully realize your desired career.
  4. Network: One of the most effective career changing tactics is to network, network, network. Individuals in your network will have the ability to assist you in job leads, provide advice, and give you essential information about the business.


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