In the volatile and ever changing work force of today, people are changing careers more often than ever before in history. If you are thinking of doing that , here are some important things to make sure you do?
Do have a well-developed plan for making your career change. And don?t rush into a career change until you have thought it out and developed a strategy.
Do expect to put in a great deal of time and effort in making the switch from one career to another,
Do take the time to examine the activities that you like and dislike, with more focus on your likes. And do focus on new careers that center around your likes and passions.
Do leverage some of your current skills and experiences to your new career by taking advantage of your transferable skills.
Do consider the possibility that you will need to get additional training or education to gain the skills you need to be competitive in your new career field, but don?t jump headfirst into an educational program?start slowly.
Do take advantage of all your networking potential, including using your current network of contacts, conducting informational interviews with key employers in your new career field, and joining professional organisations in your new career field.
Do gain experience in your new career field, ideally while you are still working in your current job. Volunteer or find a part-time job in your new career field -- thus building experience, confidence, and contacts in your new field.
Do brush up on all aspects of job-hunting, especially if you haven?t had a need to use those skills recently. And do take advantage of all career change resources.