Changing Careers

A few helpful tips for the process of changing careers.

Considering a Change: Exploring Your Options

The options are endless when looking for a new career path. One of the main things is to stay open to new areas and paths you never even though about.

1. Don't just set your mind one way. You may never know what else lies out there for you. Make sure you really explore and test your many options.

2. Research, research, research! This will be your absolute best help when figuring out where you want to go next. You can talk to people, job shadow, call, or just do the simple search on Google! But make sure you know the ins and outs of your interest, just to assure that is something for you.

Developing a Plan: Mapping Your Moves

Once you pick the one for you, there's is some preparation involved as well. To insure your success in your new job you're looking into, make sure to follow these:

1. You need to make sure that job is readily available to you. Make sure you find a job lead, make some phone calls, just make sure it right there for you.

2. For a new career path, you may need to look into some more training or other education. Especially if its completely different from your past job, you may need to update your skills, or learn completely new ones!

Making the Change: Burning No Bridges

One of the hardest yet most important thing to remember when leaving your current job is to stay in the good with your employer. They are in fact the ones who recommend you for that new job you are getting so excited for. Here's a few helpful things to remember to keep this process clean and all bridges intact.

1. Make sure you thank everybody, especially for how you have grown while at that particular job. If they are reminded that you were a good worker and that you appreciate them for allowing you to become that, they will grow to accept your leaving a little bit more.

2. Make sure you keep all ends tied. Be mature and responsible about the resignation process by writing a formal letter, and keep your head in focus even though its your last few days at that job.

Beginning the New Journey: Showcasing Your Experience

Remember, a new beginning means starting from square one once again. Depending on how long you were at your last career, it may have been a little while since you've done the "new job" stuff like interviews and starting from scratch with your boss, responsibilities, and co workers.

1. First impressions are always super important. Make sure you go to your full ability when taking on this new job and chapter of your life. If you start strong, your more likely to finish strong as well.

2. Most importantly, remain calm and very flexible. This experience can be a very frustrating and rough one to start out. Make sure you keep your head clear, and don't completely breakdown. That doesn't help anybody, especially yourself.