Is a career change in your near future?
As we go through life, chances are we are going to experience, or at least consider, a career change. What is our motivation for this? Is it money? Is it happiness? Whatever the reason, there are many key factors you must take into consideration before jumping ship. Your career is often something you attended college to pursue, or even spent 10 years in the industry, only to find yourself waking up one day with a new set of career goals. As someone who has recently made a career change, I have compiled some tips on how you can ease the stress a bit and make sure you are ready to make the switch. Enjoy.
- Be clear. What is your new passion? Why are you desiring this change? Don’t leave anything out and make sure you write it down.
- Follow your passion. Life is a marathon and every once in awhile, we have new tastes and values. If a new passion has come up, considering a career change may not be a bad idea. For me, my passion is public speaking, so a career change made sense. What is your true passion?
- Your new career likely means a new industry and new information to process. Some people may thrive on new challenges, so make sure you are doing your research before making your decision.
- It may help to volunteer in your desired new industry to identify if you are passionate enough about it. When was the last time you volunteered?
- Get involved. Join mastermind groups and talk to other people in this new community. What were their challenges getting started? What can you learn from them?
- Seek mentors. There will be other successfully people in this new field. Seek them out and ask for advice. This will likely give you a fresh perspective that can be extremely valuable in your decision.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson leaves for Hawai’i today and is excited to continue to grow his speaking career all over the country.
Life Tip #91: Look for mentors and in your life and mentor other people