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Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Career

Updated on September 18, 2019
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Achin is the CEO of Catalyyze, a marketplace for top quality life coaches.

Changing your Career successfully

Finding a new job that suits you is not always easy, but it certainly is simpler than an entire career makeover. A right career will provide you with a positive self-image and a sense of pride, which doesn’t come effortlessly. It takes some courage to make a career transition, as you feel you are stepping out of your comfort zone. With all the stress, fear, and insecurity, changing careers usually take your time and money. However, before you make a career change, you can think and implement on how to increase your chances of success in your career.

Planning a career transition is an important step

Evaluate Yourself For Change

The first and foremost thing is to assess yourself if you really need a career change. With the help of self-assessment tools that are available online, you will have to evaluate your skills, personality, values, and interests. You can also choose a career coach to know if you really need a career change. Based on your answers, these tools generate a list of occupations that suits you.

Seeking professional help is useful

Shortlist Your Desired Career

From the list of occupations, you can shortlist a few that are more relevant to your desired career or something that you find appealing. You can look into the job description for detailed information on various websites, saving you more time. You can research more, for in-depth information to find people who already have experience in those fields. You can conduct some informational interviews with them to know more about your desired job.

Plan in advane

Follow step by step process to avoid the usual pitfalls. Planning your career transition well in advance and in detail holds the key to success.

Make All Set For A New Career

Decide on what you are looking for and develop a plan to find a job in that field. Set short term and long term goals and make sure your goals allow you to measure your career progress. It is also important to list down all potential barriers that stop you from achieving your goals. This will help you to prioritize your actions to accomplish your goals. You should also do some training and develop new skills for your desired job, and say goodbye to your previous or current career.

Detailed steps & sub-steps to achieve successful career transition

Take a plunge
Assess yourself
Appealing or relevant occupation
Decide what you want to do
Use self-assessment tools
Look into details - Read JDs
Set long term & short term goals
Get professional help
Conduct info interviews
Measure your career progress

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


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