A lot of people contemplate starting a job search or a career change. Some are more successful than others. A successful job search or career change has many factors, length of search, landing a position, landing the right position. The list can go on. Read Kitty Boitnott’s article to learn more. From ensuring that you know what you want as you start your job search to understanding what tools or resources you need as you conduct your job search or career change. And finally making sure you are willing to continually carry out the process. No job search or career change happens over night, it takes time and patience.
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It’s not always that easy to tell if you’re ready to move onto a new job or if what you’re really ready for is a career change. Ask yourself some questions to start to decide what you’re really ready for.
- What do I dislike most about my current job?
- What do I dislike most about my current career path?
- How much do I know about my target field?
To learn all the questions to ask yourself, read the full article here: http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/questions-for-career-change/
Thinking about a career change? But not sure if it’s “too late”? Read why it’s never too late for a career change. A lot of the skills you’ve developed over the course of your career are transferable. If you’re ready for a change, who’s to say that companies aren’t either. Read full article here and read all six motivating reasons why it’s never too late!
Changing careers can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. Before you dive into a career change, you should make sure not only is it what you want but if you’re prepared for it.
What is your gut telling you? Are there any nagging doubts? Are you confident this is the right step for you? If it is, great!
Are you willing to put in the work? No one thinks a career change will be easy, but are you as prepared as you think you are? Are you willing to work hard and make some sacrifices?
Are you OK with starting over? Not only are you starting a new career, but you’re once again building up your seniority. You’re past experience is valuable, but you still might be left feeling like the new kid.
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Worrying about your personal brand is always a consideration during a job search. It is an even greater consideration during a career change. Read examples of branding questions and learn how you can craft the perfect answer for your own career change!
Read full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/01/20/how-to-brand-yourself-for-a-career-change/#5d3f1b2876a8