You know that it is time to change career if you no longer feel bored, de-motivated or unfulfilled by what you do each day. However, many people miss the early warning signs that it is time to change career because they are so busy doing their day-to-day stuff. They say to themselves “I need a career change” but do nothing about it. It is often only when something big or unexpected happens at work or in their life that they realise that it is really time to pursue a different career.
Changing career is an important stage and therefore you need to tackle it in a professional, methodical and businesslike manner. It is fair to say the no job is certain these days. Business fluctuations and changing markets mean that no job is secure. Jobs are constantly being cut and contracts are often being rewritten. There is no such thing as a job for life so to win through in this climate you need to be expecting and preparing for a career change.
To become a realistic career mover you need to firstly get in the right frame of mind. You need to have a positive approach and attitude. The energy that you give off is something that everyone notices and responds to. It is important therefore that you practice being positive and talk about positive things. Make a real effort to give out positive energy in all your business transactions and relationships.
Next you need to explore and focus on what career or profession is open to you. Take an inventory of your skills and capabilities and make a note of all the things that you enjoy doing. It is very important that you focus all of your time, energy and effort on the direction that you want to be heading.
If you are stuck for career ideas turn to your role models for advice. Ask them what career path or career route they would take if they were in your position. Draw upon your role model’s experience and expertise and listen to their advice.
It is also a good idea to read books on how to succeed in your chosen profession or career in order to gain inspirational ideas. Remain open to all the career possibilities and opportunities available to you at this time. If you need to gain professional advice speak to a career coach or career consultant. Career Consultants has career and business advisors on hand to help you to come up with career choices and to formulate your new career path.
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