The Art of Changing Careers

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Sometimes we need a change in our lives whether it be on a personal or professional level. When it comes to your career, change can mean finding a new and challenging path towards something more rewarding. Is it doable? Yes, absolutely. Yet changing your career is a tough endeavour these days. However, if you are looking for a change it is paramount that you do your research, start building your resume geared to your new path and create a network that will help you achieve your goal.

Deciding on a new career

If you have been doing a job for a while but there is no fulfillment there it may be the right time for a career change. For whatever reason there needs to be a bond between you and the career path you are headed down. If you are deciding on a new career you might have to consider your options. Is there a job out there that you are better suited for? Have you discovered something that you love doing and want to do it full time? What are the financial ramifications? It isn’t always an easy move but sometimes it is the right one!

What do you need to do to Suceed?

Do you need any certificates, more education, or perhaps a degree? Is your career experience and skills transferable into your new career role? For example, if you are a financial advisor and decide to become a realtor–how does your experience in the financial sector immediately help you in your new career? You need to research and find all opportunities that will help you succeed in your new career role.

Support is key

This is a cornerstone when it comes to changing your career path. The support of family, friends and colleagues is essential for a smooth transition and early success. Although it is ultimately up to you, support can take you a long way.

Mentorship

Finding someone that can help you transition into your new career path is something to seriously consider. It can be a professor in a program you or a seasoned professional in the field you are getting into. Finding a mentor can truly help you to discover things about yourself and build a fruitful new career.

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