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Avoid These Mistakes While Contemplating A Career Change

Updated on July 16, 2012

If you feel that you can no longer work in your current job, you may immediately think of a career change. But, you should not forget the fact that it is a very important decision. If you make the decision impulsively, you may regret it later. So, when you consider a career change, you should be careful not to make the following mistakes:

- It is true that you may be very uncomfortable in your current job. Such a bad situation may have forced you to think of a career change. But, you should review and evaluate the situation once again. You should look at the problem from all the angles. If you start making out a list of the things you like and the aspects you dislike about the current job, you will be able to make the right decision. In other words, you should not make a hasty decision because things may change for the better in your current job itself. But, you may think that by making a change in your career, your future will be bright. But, there are chances that your predictions may go wrong. Though you should always be positive minded, you can not afford to be careless in such matters. Further, you may not know what is in store for you in your new career or how much energy you should spend to make it work well for you. One of the best ideas is to remain in the current job, acquire new skills and then, look for a change in your career.

- There is another huge mistake you may commit when you plan a career change. You may not have given thought to the period of transition. You can not expect the same remuneration in your new job. There are many aspects that may govern your salary. Additionally, the career change may not happen immediately also. So, you should have a back-up plan for the transition period. Sometimes, the transition period may be quite long. If you are not equipped to handle the period, you and the members of your family may undergo a lot of difficulties.

- Finally, you should not think about a career change without a proper plan. You should write down your objectives and monitor your progress periodically. Sometimes, it may be necessary to make modifications to your plan. You should consider the prevailing circumstances and make the necessary adjustments. You should have total commitment to achieve your career objectives. You should never lose sight of the fact that you may not be able to achieve your objectives instantly. But, once you make up your mind, you should not quit or get frustrated. If you work with a focus and commitment, you can succeed in making a career change and achieving your objectives.


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      jeugenejohn 5 years ago from Kerala

      Good advise. Thanks