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Considering a Change in Career? Here are 3 Tips to Help Your Decision

At some point in your working life, you may want to change careers. If you aren’t enjoying your current job, then chances are you will not be performing at your best either. Moving into another career, one that you like or have an interest in, can help you become more involved in your work and happier in general. Read on to find out the three most important things to help you with your decision.

Education

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Photo: Marie’s Vogue Blog Under Creative Commons License

When you are looking for a career change, a good place to start is by undertaking a new educational or training course. Most industries require some level of qualification, even at their lowest levels. It’s surprisingly easy to find a course that will appeal to you: many colleges, like Evocca College, have a wide range of courses on offer. With that in mind, think about the career you want to enter into and find out how much training you will need to secure your dream position. Maybe you have transferable skills in another, similar career. Further education can often get you ahead in your career, so keep providers like Evocca in mind when the time comes.

 

Consider why you want a change

Your reasons for wanting a career change will directly influence which career you wish to change into. Are you changing because you are unhappy with the job you have, or are you seeking a new challenge? Think over the things you like and dislike about your current job. Creating a “for and against” table is a great way to clearly determine what you are hoping to get out of your career change. It can be as simple as desiring different working hours or as complex as a major change into a new industry requiring new qualifications. You may find yourself going from a nine-to-five office job to working different hours every day in different locations and vice versa.

Take your time

The last thing you want to do is rush into another job just to find yourself in the same position you were in before a few years down the track. Consider what you want to achieve in your life. Where do you want to end up? Will a change in career really help you achieve your goals? At the very least, you need to think about the first steps in heading toward your ideal career. Remember that you don’t have to immediately transition into a new job; test the waters for a while first by doing some study in the area to make sure your desired career really is the right choice for you. A lot of the time, we have a “grass is greener” attitude. It’s important to remember that this isn’t always the case. Make sure you take the time to trial your new career direction before committing.

When choosing a new career, you have a lot to consider. Once you have found the job for you, don’t hesitate to take steps towards securing it.

3 Things to Consider Before Starting a New Job

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Photo: Alejandro Escamilla Under Creative Commons License

Are you looking for work? Or have you recently been offered a new job? You may want to throw caution to the wind and accept the position, but some careful consideration needs to take place first. You need to work out if the job is going to be a viable position or if the job will cost you more than you earn from it, both in time and money. Read on below for three things that should be considered before you decide to take on your new job.

1. Transport

Before starting your new job, you need to ensure you can get to and from work with reliable transport. Without transport, you can’t even consider taking the job. Depending on your location, you may be able to use public transport to get yourself to work, which is often cheaper thanks to saving you money on fuel and parking. Of course, parking is a very important consideration when getting to work. Driving only to find there is nowhere to park is not a good way to start your workday. If, for whatever reason, you find your driver’s licence disqualified, keep in mind you can apply for a work licence; professionals like those at GC Traffic Lawyers can help you acquire one so you can get to work without any issues.

2. Qualifications

When starting a new job, you have to consider whether or not you are qualified for the position. Being either underqualified or overqualified can cause problems. Are you confident you have the skills to complete the work? Or will you find the job unsatisfying or dull? Before you start, find out if there is any chance of career progression through further training. Many jobs will have on-the-job training. This could be during work hours or occasionally after hours. Further training allows you to advance your skills on the job and improve your work quality and speed.

3. Looking for Promotion or Stability

A new job means a new job outlook. You should decide early on what your goals with your new career are. Do you want to move up the ranks to a better position or are you happier in a stable and secure seat? Of course, each workplace has a different work environment. Some jobs will encourage employees to work for promotions, making it harder for you to achieve a promotion. This will directly affect your home life, putting extra stress where you probably don’t need it. But if the promotion is what you are aiming for, you may have to sacrifice some things to get there. At the same time, if you’re looking for a stable position, you may first need to get a promotion to a better position.

A new career can be very stressful, but it also brings many opportunities with it. Think carefully before taking a new job and consider all your options and issues that could arise with it. Have you recently started a new job? What issues did you consider before starting? Leave your comments below.

The Career Making Move: The Leap Of Faith

Every once in a while, an opportunity, a chance to make a big decision that can and will alter your destiny comes around. It requires guts, courage and belief in yourself to take it. We’ve all been there.. Anthony Robbins states that “it is in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.” I actually think the reverse is even more true, telling and frequent: “It is in our moments of INdecision that our dreams are destroyed.”

Watch this video and get inspired by taking that leap of faith that will help you cross the chasm to your new destiny, the life you want to be living. In your career, you will face crossroads and challenges that will force you to take a leap of faith. Don’t forget… when you get to the fork in the road… take it!

The Career Making Move: The Leap Of Faith

In our Professional Mastery Programs, we teach professionals and executives how to conquer their fears and apprehensions with practical strategies that work within their environment and context so they can start to make career-making moves and avoid the career limiting moves that often paralyse even the most brilliant technical geniuses.