Change in career is a huge move that is made. What brings in the change and how this is nurtured to progress as per intended is the biggest question. How does this thought arrive to an individual who has been in one patron of job? Yes these are some important aspects we go through in this article and also know how to re-structure you to change a job. To begin with many of us work in an environment that’s so vital to external factors such us market demand, economic changes, business needs, socio-economic factors, etc. For sure there are some out of these that generally affect you in your career which provokes the idea of changing the career. Sometimes it is also the environment that matters to an individual. These are some of the factors why an individual feels the needs to change an existing career.
The first question is how do you feel about the current situation in your career? Is this path going to take you to the desired place? Why do you want a career change and what makes you think it might be a good option? If you have made your decision to change, have you analyzed what kind of job you need to look for?
All these questions ponder a person who thinks of changing his/her career. To change is not easy as mentioned earlier, but to make the right change it needs a certain amount of homework one needs to adhere to. Well, let us now reach out to those aspects that need a thorough work around before one starts applying for a different career line.
1. Detecting Problems:
Problems in a work environment is inevitable because one gets exposed to small and dynamic situations build around with different people who have different point of views. Not just this, we may face problems within when things get stagnant and the work culture has changed or processes get more advanced and technically sound which may put large number of careers at stake. A manual process of manufacturing a product gets better and better with technology and this sometimes becomes the enemy of a person by putting his or her job career at risk. Now, you may have to analyze as to what amongst these various problems is the actual problem you are facing in your career.
2. Filter your interests:
Once you have detected the problem, you need to know what attracts you the most in a career/ what you are good at generally/ where does your passion lay/ what kind of job interests you? Etc. This is self question which you need to know before applying for a career change. It helps you know where you may take a chance to change your career. The interests and passions you carry within needs to be provoked and emphasized so that you understand your position with that of the world.
3. All about skills:
Every career needs a specified skill and interest that actually motivates you to experience a nice journey. Hence you need to understand the skills you carry and try promoting and upgrading them in order to switch to a new career.
4. Switch on your search engine to find a job:
Once you realize your potential and other skills you need make a thorough search of what jobs have demand in the market and find if you fit into any of such jobs. A lot also depends on to what extent you want to change your career. For instance if a teacher wants to change his/her career to a corporate trainer then it requires the individual to know what kind of teaching profession they expect or what is the current market trend.
5. Add value to your new resume from previous experience:
Which ever may be the field and what ever the kind of work done, one must have gone through certain experiences which on a generic basis relates to every aspect of life. Considering this logic, while creating your new resume with respect to the new line of career, always remember to extract certain inputs from the previous experience to enhance your new resume. A combination of these facts and your passion towards the new career will make a good start with a fresh feeling.
6. Upgrade yourself:
Although you might feel your passion and dedication with experience may be enough to start a new career it is very important to upgrade your skills in that field and know more in order to match with other competitors.
7. Key link to find new career:
Revisit your contacts through social networking sites, phone contacts, friends, relatives, etc to search and apply for a new job. Finding this new job definitely needs a new dimension to it. Prepare yourself to approach the right kind of people in order to gain the job. By contacting people you will get advice that may come in handy for searching the new job.
8. Prepare to accept the change:
Since it is a new job of line you need to prepare yourself to face the challenges that may arise. There could be instances where you may need to start your career from scratch or just above the entry level although you had been in a better position in your previous career. These should be handled with utmost spirit.
9. Build confidence:
You need to be strong in terms of accepting your new career because any new stream of job cannot be easy at one go and also it requires its own space to accommodate you or vise versa – you too may need time to discover the space you actually want to feel satisfied with. Having said this, it is important to build confidence within you and not feel left out just because it is new to you.
10. Being supple:
Well, you may strongly feel good to start a new job, but you never know what could be the demands of this new career until you foresee the actual job on floors and its requirements. This may put you in trouble making you compare this job with your previous one. It is important for any individual to come out of that comfort zone from where he or she has been and progress to be full on and enthusiastic to accept the new job. Hence to avoid any complications it is good to be flexible so that you don’t feel pressurized with respect to your new demands.
11. Compensation terms:
One of the major aspects of changing a career. One, either you may need to let go off that salary you earned previously as it may not necessarily relate to the job you currently have accepted and two, you may just get what you wanted. Well, the later in this case seems to be occasional but still having hopes is no harm. You need to carefully plan the financial needs and manage the money you get so that you don’t think you have made a wrong choice.
12. Do not regret:
If there is a chance to change your job today and feel less monotonous from the current job it is time you start preparing for the new career and move ahead. If you don’t and then regret for not changing your career lines at a later point of life (say after 5 or 8 yrs) it may worry you. Hence by making the right move at the right time in life is very important for everyone. Because you never know whats in store for you until you try it out.
I conclude this article by saying; it is very important to know how you feel about your current job and what needs to be done before it takes you no where and land you in a position leaving no space to think further. Give yourself a chance to invoke that inner talent and skill set to flourish in a new line of career. This may give you a change that you may never regret, instead be happy about what you can do for the next 10 yrs down the line. Once you make your decision, do the necessary preparations to achieve the new job and be confident and flexible to accept the new challenges and changes in the work environment.