Ditch it. Switch it. Relaunch it. Ditch? Switch What? Your career! That’s what.
A recent article shared Goalcast 8 steps to a successful career change. I reflected on which were more important, but coming from a place of experience in HR Leadership. I must agree that all is important. No step can be omitted if you want to do what you love.
Need a job to survive? Get one. You’ve gotta survive but once that’s done, don’t take your mind off where you want to go. Don’t settle. Each step is a journey to success. Here I share the 8 points with my own twists to get you moving.
1.Reflect on Why You Want to Change Your Job
Been doing the same thing for many years. Want a change. Got married. Started a family and you want to be available for the initial growth of your kids. Empty-nester who wants to go on a different path. To try a new thing. To go on a different direction. Or you need personal growth.
Whatever the situation, reflect on why you want to change.
2.Think about what you would like to do instead
What do you really like to do? What brings you the most satisfaction? What drives you to jump out of bed in the mornings? When do you feel like you’re working hard but not feeling it? Not realizing that time is passing by? Think about it. Then do that.
3.Think How you Can Achieve It
What can you Do to achieve it? Think about it. Is there a gap in the skills that you have and the skills that you’ll need to get into the new career that you want? If you don’t know go to the next step.
Go do your research.
If it’s a new career then find out what you need to be successful. Do you have the skills? Certifications?
Don’t know what you want to do? Search. Do assessments to get to know you.
5.Investigate the Job Market
Are there jobs available for your desired career? Are you relocating …or do you need to consider relocating? How much does the job pay? Will it meet your desired standard of living? Investigate things like that.
6.NarrowDown your Options
Gather the data you researched about your career. Reflect on it. Analyze it. Picture yourself doing it, then make your decision. Select a path.
7.Create a plan
When will you be able to make the switch? Do you have enough money to make the change. If not plan it.
8.Create a Resume
Now it’s to time to create your resume to suit the job you want. Need help there are lot of resource out their from career counselors, google, resume writers to templates online.
Consider your skills. Pull together those skills relevant to the job you want. Tailor your resume to match the job You want.
Need help to make the leap? Let’s Connect or do it yourself through gleaning through my new book Ditch It. Switch It.