Changing Careers

By: Kaitlyn Borden

Introduction

Changing from one job to another can be stressful and complicated. Below are some tips that could help if you were wanting a change. For an example, I will have a current job as an EMT, wanting to change careers to a nurse.
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Considering a Change: Exploring Your Options

If you are considering a career change, think about the likes and dislikes of your current job. Research some other interests that you might have as a career. Then, think about the pros/cons about changing your job.


Tips:

1. If you are considering this change, talk about it with your family.

2. Figure out some of your skills, and how they would apply to your new choices.

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Developing A Plan: Mapping Your Moves

Think about your past jobs, and what you want in your future. This is when you think about why you are really wanting to change your job.


Tips:

1. Take time to review and map out your past job experiences.

2. Think about your last/current job, and why you want to change that job. Think about your likes/dislikes, and what you want in your next job.

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Making The Change: No Burning Bridges

Now you should have done some research about what job you want and researched other employers and businesses. You should put in a notice at your current job, and be ready to apply for your new one.


Tips:

1. Give a proper notice to your employer.

2. Start rehearsing for your next interview, and what all you want in this new change.

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Beginning Your New Journey: Showcasing Your Experiences

Now is time to begin your new journey with a different job.


Tips:

1. Once you end the job, celebrate! You are ending one thing in your life, and starting another.

2. Be prepared for the new job. It might be a totally different change from your last job. It will be a new employer and a new business, so things may change.

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