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Are You Planning For Career Change?

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A lot of people change careers because they dislike their job, their boss, their company. Some people change their career because of their personal problems. Some people wants to go with their new dream.

Change in career is not so easy, you need to work hard for career change.

You will not know what direction to change your career unless you examine your likes.

But you need to identifying the what’s wrong with your career presently so that you can plan accordingly for career change and you will not face the same situation.

Sometimes people choose career they never thought about that because of situations but if you are getting a chance to change the career you need to find out What excites you and energizes you What do you like doing? What’s your passion?

It’s all up to the person at which career they wants to move but they need to think deeply because when you’re ready for a change, changing your career takes time.

You can’t just drop what you’ve been doing and move on to the next thing in a day. It’s a process that can take up to several years.

So, don’t get in a rush. Remember that what you’re doing today still has value, even if it’s not ideal.

Give yourself the luxury of time. Find out your career interest, goal & skills.

Here I am going to discuss some points which may help you to plan you in career change:

1. Research Compare your skills 

What skills, education and experience do you need to make this career change?

If required any training, go for it. It’s rare to be given the opportunity to do something completely new without any formal education or experience. It happens, but only with lucky few.

So, you should prepare yourself for this change. Compare your skills with the required skills.

Work on your skills which will help you to make this change possible in every way without wasting the time.

Make a plan how you can use your skills to achieve your new career goal.

2. Plan

Find out What’s your primary goal? Once you’ve got that break it down into major milestones.

Assign yourself daily or weekly tasks so that you know what, exactly, you’ll be doing.

Find out skills you need to acquire, people you need to meet, things you need to wrap up in your current job, personal things you need to achieve your new goal.

Look to your friends and family to help support you and hold you accountable.

Also make a financial plan. it will help you to manage your budget. You can also set a budget for it.

3. Be Willing to Start again

It Career change can mean less money, less seniority, fewer benefits, and proving yourself all over again.

If you’re not willing to make these kinds of sacrifices, you’ll need to reconsider your decision. Because this the reality that a career change often means you’re going back to square one.

Remember that opportunities will expand as you grow in your new field and determine what it’s worth to you. If this new career promises a greater sense of fulfillment in the long run, perhaps a little sacrifice is acceptable for now. Only you can make that decision.

4. Get Involved

Stay up-to-date on new research and emerging trends.

Insert yourself into the world of this new career. Try to learn from the people who are already working in that field.

Your new career comes with a new community of colleagues. Get to know them. Learn their language.

Find out what publications they read and what associations they belong to. Get to know the experts in the field.

5. Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are skills that you can take with you from one situation to another or from one job to another.

The things you learn in past, some of your current skills and experiences will definitely help to achieve your new career.

There are many skills (such as communications, leadership, planning, and management) that are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your new career.

Figure out how you can use your skills to achieve your new career goal.

6. Get Trained

If the skill you need to learn is one you could use in your current job, see if your current employer would be willing to help you in that and start slowly.

If required go for a course to ensure you like the subject matter.

You may find it necessary to update your skills and broaden your knowledge. Take it slowly and start to work on that with your current employer.

7. Track your work

Monitor how you’re doing and what you need to be doing next.

If you’re going to invest time and energy to make this happen, invest the time and energy to track your progress.

Set up reminders so you can follow up on things when & what you need to do? How things are working out as per your plan?

it will give you the idea; How much time you invest? Where to invest? & How much it will required in future.

Make plan for everything. Figure out the things what result you will get?

8. Be Flexible

You may be comfortable with your current profession but You’ll need to be flexible about nearly everything – from your employment status to relocation and salary.

Set positive goals for yourself, but expect setbacks and change – and don’t let these things get you down.

Besides totally new careers, you might also consider a lateral move that could serve as a springboard for a bigger career change.

You might also consider starting your own business or consulting as other avenues.

Making a change in career is not a easy task, you need to make extra efforts for it. These are some tips which can help you to make a change in your career.

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