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Top tips for your career change
Stuck in the same job for too long? Do you dread waking up for work each morning? Maybe a career change is the right thing for you. We give you the top tips for changing career:
- 1. Evaluate the reasons you want to change? Working out the reasons for wanting to change will help you understand what you will need from a future career. Highlighting the tasks you dislike in your current job will help you find a job you enjoy.
- 2. Are you in the position to change career? No one wants to be in a position of uncertainty about their future. Leaving a good job with a good wage for something fun, might be a nice idea but it could be impractical and far from being financially rewarding.
- 3. Talk to your friends: Ask your friends for their thoughts. What would they do if they were in your position? A second opinion is always useful
- 4. Examine your personal skill set: What are you good at? Draw up a list of your strengths and skills and then examine how you could use them effectively in a different job.
- 5. What are you capable of? How ambitious are you and do you have family or other restraints to think about? Not everyone can commit 50 hours a week to a career. Be realistic with what you can achieve in changing your job.
- 6. What are your interests? Enjoying your job is essential! If your job fits in with one or more of your interests you will appreciate the time you spend working and look forward to going into work.
- 7. Research what’s available and best suited to you? A career change is a huge decision so researching what’s available and ensuring you are suited to your new career choice is a must.
- 8. Be Strategic and plan for Success: Get an understanding of how you can achieve success. Speak to people who are in the industry that you are interested in and ask them how they got to the positions they are in.
- 9. Put your strategy in practise: Utilize your resources and networks. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family if they know of any jobs going as a high percentage of job opportunities will come from someone you know.
- 10. Start your dream job!