The Career-Changers Guide

Considering a Change: Exploring Your Options

Tip #1: Use Self Assessment

If you have a hard time thinking about what you'd rather be doing, use self-assessments online. These are basically quizzes that ask about what you enjoy doing and help you see your own personal life.


Tip #2: Do Not Get Eliminated Before You Apply

Make sure and try to squeeze everything on your resume onto one page. Having multiple pages can make you seem unprofessional and unorganized. The purpose of a resume is to get the job, not tell your personal story. Be sure there are no grammatical errors. Even if you have checked and revised multiple times, it is probably a good idea to have someone else read it.


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Developing a Plan: Mapping Your Moves

Tip #1: Be Realistic

It is important to stay honest with yourself as well as others. It is important to take challenges and business professionally. If you have an idea and you think it is good, you should stand strong with it and try to go through to get it done.


Tip #2: Be Creative

If you're creating a plan to get a new job, you should be creative with the way you do so. There is a lot of competition in the world nowadays. You could always bring in a website with all your documented snippets of work in the past.


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Making the Change: Burning No Bridges

Tip #1: Act on Facts, Not Assumptions

If you go in acting like you believe everything you see, you are less likely to be hired. Do some research on multiple sites to be sure. Act on facts, not things you hear or see.


Tip #2: Learn to Ask for Help

If you ask for help, you're going to get better. The better person, the better chance you have of getting the job. Don't be afraid to ask questions. This will only improve your knowledge.


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Beginning the New Journey: Showcasing Your Experience

Tip #1: Have an Attitude of Gratitude

If you go in being negative it is going to seem like it is always how you are. No matter how bad the case is, just be thankful and try to keep a positive attitude.


Tip #2: Allow yourself Time to Grieve

It can sometimes be upsetting to leave a job, so allow yourself some time to grieve. You may miss knowing your fellow co-workers, so give yourself plenty of time. It could take some adjustment to apply for a new job.


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