Saturday, 6 October 2012

Getting ready for a career change?

If you are wanting to make a change in your career then you will want to get your head in the right place.

There are a number of steps that you will want to focus upon in order to make the transition well.

1. Commit. Make a commitment and then share that commitment with somebody else. This will make you more accountable to your career goals.
2. Make a plan. Write a plan that is going to be best for you, which helps you to achieve what you want in the way that you want it. The more specific you are in your plan along with realistic time scales the better.
3. Do not wait for the 'right time.' I think it is important to recognise that there is never a perfect time to change your career rather like starting a family. Life is short...

4. Get in the right mindset.  Think about everything that you have to gain from making the career change such as the benefits to your life as a whole.

5. Be realistic. Think about how your life is right now, and what you can realistically achieve in terms of your career plan. That means considering all aspects of your life, including work and family responsibilities.

6. Know what motivates you and what you value. Ask yourself questions to determine what will help you meet your career goals. For example, "Do you need a reward at certain goals? These answers will help you formulate a plan that you can stick with.

7. Create a network for your career change. Who do you know who has changed their career and what advice do they have for you?

8. Use outside resources. If you are unsure of what to do in terms of where to start or relish the prospect of working with a supportive individual who has experience in the field then it is a good idea to use a coach.

Let us know how you get on and leave us a comment.

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