Considering a Change: Exploring Your Options
Step two: Researching New Careers. Once you have found the careers for your passion you need to start researching careers within that. How much research you do also partly depends on how much of a change you're making.
Step three: Transferable Skills. You will have advantages and experiences for your new career. There are many skills that are transferable and applicable to what you want to do in your need career.
Developing a Plan: Mapping Your Moves
Step five: Networking. One of the keys to successfully changing careers will be the networking abilities. People in your network may be able to give you job leads, offer you advice and information about a particular company or industry, and introduce you to others so that you can expand your network. You can widen your network through joining professional organization in your new field.
Step six: Gaining Experience. Obtaining a part-time job or volunteering in your new career field not only can solidify you decision, but give you much needed experience in your new career.
Making the Change: No Burning Bridges
Step eight: Changing in or out. Some people change careers, but never change employers. Only the very progressive employers recognize that once happy employees can be happy again in a different capacity.
Step nine: Job Hunting Basics. If it has been a while since you've had to use your job-hunting tools and skills, you need to make time for a refresher course.
Step ten: Be flexible. You'll need to be flexible about nearly everything; from your employment status to relocation and salary. Set positive goals for yourself, but expect setbacks and change; and don't let these things get you down.
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