Switching a job is easy, but switching your career can be difficult. We share a few ways you can make your career change a success.
They say change is the only constant. Be it job related, real estate or career change. It is something you wish to experience after a monotonous routine.
You’ve probably made a successful career in advertising and owing to the monotonous nature of any job, now wish to make a career switch. But again, what are your chances to surviving as a newbie in the industry. You want to pursue something that you feel the passion for, and interests you. We share a few ways you can make your career change a success. Read on.
Switching careers is not an easy task. You need to think, contemplate, weigh your options, see where you stand, and then make a decision. So, give yourself enough time before you make any decision. If, you thought of a change because you did not like your job anymore, maybe you need some time off. Speaking of off time, maybe you could try taking a sabbatical and explore new things. What I am trying to imply here is, deciding to switch careers as a result of the monotony of your current job, is probably not the solution.
Once you’ve decided to switch, identify your skills and abilities. Apart from your current job required skills, what are you good at. Your key skills are an important factor when it comes to switching careers. Say, if you currently work with an advertising firm, and have good drawing or writing skills, you could try out painting or writing as an alternative career option. But the professionalism required in any field remains unaltered.
Like mentioned before, career transition is something you need to think upon a lot before you act. You cannot just decide to switch industry on the basis of intuition or by getting inspired by others. Take your own time and think about your aspirations. You may be a pro in the industry you’ve worked for so long, but in a new place, you may get rejected or disqualified as a newbie. So prepare yourself according to the requirements of the profession you seek to take up.
Observe and act
Working with any organization under the sky, you just need to be fluent with one thing- latest trends in the industry. Be it IT, marketing, advertising, writing or medical, you need to be updated about the latest trends in the industry. Keep an eye on the scope and prospects of the job you wish to take up. Prepare a resume according to the nature of the job. Last but not the least, get acquainted with measures that might help you nailing the interview.
Back up plan
Because you’re trying your options in a field where you wish to work, and do not have an experience in, you must have a backup plan ready. What if your plan did not show any result. So, you need to plan things in a manner that does not affect you, in case it doesn’t work out. Check out the list of other opportunities in the same field or keep a backup ready, in the field you were working with. If you’re lucky enough to switch to a career of your choice, you need to make sure that you excel in it. After all, not everybody is lucky enough to do what he wants to.
Switching a job is easy, but switching your career can be difficult. There is nothing like a right time for a career change. So, while you are busy working in your present job, consider learning new things like key skill abilities and taking up research and freelancing projects.