Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The 5 steps to guide you through your career change!

How does it happen? Perhaps you just began to lose interest and find something that interests you more. Perhaps your company is downsizing. These are just some are the reasons why people find themselves changing their career.
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Here are some steps to help you get started in your career change:

1.Assessment of Likes and Dislikes- lot of people change careers because they dislike their job, boss or company. Identifying the dislikes is often the easier part of this step. However, you will not know what direction to change your career unless you examine your likes. For example, what do you like doing while you at work, home or in your spare time?

2.Transferable Skills- Leverage some of your current skills and experiences to your new career. There are many skills such as communications, leadership, and planning that are applicable to what you want to do in your new career.

3.Networking- One of the real keys to successfully changing careers will be your networking abilities. People in your network maybe able to give you job leads, offer you advice and information about a particular company or industry.

4.Find a Mentor- Changing careers is a major life decision that can get overwhelming at times. Find a mentor who can help you through the rough patches.

5.Be Flexible- You’ll need to be flexible about nearly everything from your employment status to relocation and salary.

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