A career change can take many forms, from a new job or job search to a new company or even a new relationship.
The key is to find out what you need to do and get started, says Joanna Cottrell, senior employment consultant at Career.co.uk.
“It’s a good idea to think about your career change after you’ve had a break and before you start a new one,” she says.
“If you’ve been working with a career trainer, that’s great, but if you’re a student, that can help you think about how to go from there.”
Here are some tips to consider when considering career changes.
What is your job?
The first thing you need is to know what you’re working on, says Cottrel.
“You can always look at your resume, but it’s important to understand what you have in mind before you put anything forward.
You need to know exactly what you’ll be doing and what skills you’re bringing to the job.”
“Think about what you like doing, what you want to do, what type of job you’d like to do,” she adds.
What skills will you need?
Cottll suggests looking for a specific job to learn.
“The most important thing is to think in terms of your skills,” she explains.
“That will tell you what kind of skills you need, and how you can best utilise them.”
She also suggests looking at career opportunities from around the world.
“As a businesswoman, I like to see where other women are doing their jobs,” she notes.
“So, if I have a project with a local team, it’ll be a good indication of what I need to learn.”
What will you do?
“You should also look at what you can do on a daily basis,” says Cotrell.
“Find some things that you enjoy doing and start to incorporate those into your day-to-day activities.”
What kind of people will you be?
“I like to think of myself as a team player, so I want to work with people who share the same interests.” “
There’s a lot to learn about a person, and they’ll need to be flexible,” she continues.
“I like to think of myself as a team player, so I want to work with people who share the same interests.”
What do you like to work on?
Cootrell suggests finding out what interests you, and what you enjoy working on.
“What you do for fun is really good, and I like getting up early and going for a run,” she suggests.
“Other people enjoy things that involve a lot of risk and challenge, so if you like that then you’ll have a better chance of finding a job.”
How long will it take to find a new work?
Cotrel advises looking for opportunities in your chosen field.
“But don’t be too worried,” she stresses.
“When you look at opportunities, look at their duration, and see what the pay is and whether there are other opportunities that might be available.”
“If it’s a flexible job, the longer you spend in the field, the more likely you are to get a good deal, she adds, and “the better off you’ll feel when you’re done”.
“And look for people who have a long-term relationship with the company they’re applying to, and who are able to commit to working there.” “
When looking for jobs, look for job seekers who are looking for an opportunity that’s right for them,” she offers.
“And look for people who have a long-term relationship with the company they’re applying to, and who are able to commit to working there.”
“I’ve been looking for other jobs as a young adult and the more I did it, the less I enjoyed it,” she concludes.
“People need to remember that this job is about learning and being productive and making the most of your career, so you need the right kind of job.”
How can you improve your career?
“Once you have the skills you want, the most important part of career change is to make sure you’re making progress,” says Jo Ann Cottler.
And finally, if you do want to change careers, Cottell recommends looking for work that fits your skills. “
Think of it as a learning process, and work on a lot, rather of what you know you like.”
And finally, if you do want to change careers, Cottell recommends looking for work that fits your skills.
“One of the things I like about my career is that I’m able to work anywhere,” she points out.
“Even if it’s in a different country, or you’re at university in a country that isn’t your home country, you can still work anywhere and still learn.”
“But there are some things you have to make an effort to do