How to change your career.

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Completely new career direction, or are you facing a crossroads.

Career change, looking for a new job?

Completely new career direction, or are you facing a crossroads.

Career change, looking for a new job?

How To Change Your Career

To make sure you can maximise the opportunities that are out there when you make a decision to make a change, in your career or move on from your current role. It can be a challenge in itself when you want to use the skills and experience that you have gained in an increasingly competitive job market.

To be successful, you will need to be focused and committed. To decide on the steps, you will need to take and develop short-term, intermediate and long-term goals, identify achievable and realistic targets. Once you have made those plans, it will be a lot easier to take the exciting step into a new line of work.

Make sure you do the research on the particular area of interest to you. The on-line internet library and business press advertisements, as this will help to determine the skills, you will need to qualify for jobs that interest you. If there are gaps in your credentials at this stage, consider enrolling in courses and training to bridge the gap or doing some volunteering work which should help.

How to change my career

It would be a good idea to make a list of everything you want in your new job. To make it easier to select the jobs, creating a list will help. To check off the jobs, that fit your requirements and delete the ones that don’t; this also contributes to making sure you do not jump into the same situation you are already in, by being more discerning and less ready to accept anything short of that. A list will help you listen to yourself and gut reactions and not ignore the warning signs that this job is not right for you or a good match.

You are taking this change in the career because you want to remove yourself from being in the wrong workplace environment. So take notice of those feelings. Don’t forget to; revamp your CV to highlight your skills and experiences. That is most relevant to your desired new line of work. Be prepared to work towards your needs and wants gradually, a steady career transition is less risky and more likely to work out for you with the desired accomplishments achieved.

Applying for job and cover letter

When applying for jobs, craft your cover letters that will help employers understand you. Why you are looking to change careers and how you can add value. Similarly, prepare for interviews by crafting a 30-second introduction that sums up what you can do for a new employer. Remember to network and talk to the people in your desired field of work. Explain your situation. Ask them for advice. Give them your contact details and any relevant information.

If what they say is true, then you need to cover all the areas – “It is not what you know, it is whom you know.”

Make sure you meet people in person rather than just talking to them via email or telephone. Remember their names and conversations you have had with them. Make sure you thank them for the advice and keep in touch with them on a regular basis. Make sure you show your knowledge, understanding, and contribution, as this will show confidence.

Get to know senior people in the field and make sure you listen to their advice and professional input. Be interested in them and not just what opportunity you can get from them to advance yourself. Congratulate contacts when you hear good news from them, networking is for life not just for a new job, so keep working on it, and it will work for you.

The most important rule in networking is to thank people for their advice. Be generous on your thanks to individuals who do help you, don’t only contact them when you want something. Always ask for feedback from a new contact on their first impression of you when you meet them, it will help with your overall job prospects.

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