Is It Time To Take The Necessary Steps To Change Your Career by #NewToHR

Is It Time To Take The Necessary Steps To Change Your Career? Now Is The Time

When it comes to your job, it can be hard to find yourself on a career path that motivates you and fills you with passion. Some people are lucky enough to be in that job role now, they may have known from school exactly what it is they want to do. They may love their work,. Be excited about their job role and have a clear line of career progressions. Whereas others have fallen into jobs not knowing what they really wanted to do. This might be simply to pay the bills, as an interim job while you figured things out or generally not really knowing what you want to do. Until now. Working in a job that you love and feel passionate about is one thing people strive towards, so how do you make it your reality?

Here are some of the steps that you can take to make that happen. 

Understand what it is you want to do

First of all, what is it that really ignites your passion and motivates you? Is it to feel rewarded in your job, is it to care for people, or maybe it is to do with self success?

Working out what it is that will have you waking up with a spring in your step in the morning will help you to identify the type of job that you really want.

It might be that you have always wanted to teach and so you may start looking into how to become a professor of education to figure out the best actionable steps to take.

It might be that you have a personality that world work specific in care or health, self-development or improvement or even something like starting your own business. Once you know this, it will be easy to take on the next steps. 

Take the steps to learn 

Knowing what you want to do is one thing, but does your new line of work requires certain skills and qualifications before you can even obtain the job? The chances are it does. It might be time to start thinking about the courses or learning direction to get the knowledge you need.

This might mean spending time in night school attending classes, or looking into online courses that you could take that are more generic like a business training academy, or a seminar on starting your own business. It might seem like a lot of work right now, but to get the job you want it will require effort and time on your part. Some may even give up their job roles so that they can dedicate the time necessary to make this next step a reality. Take the necessary steps to learn and gain the knowledge you need. 

Update your resume and seek out opportunities

Now is the time to start updating your resume. This is your chance to make a first impression on any potential employers out there. Keep it simple, but also ensure that you have all of the updated information when it comes to recent job experiences and qualifications that you have gained. It might be worth tailoring job experience you have into specifics that would benefit a new job role. Having your resume is one thing, you need to get it in front of people.

Applying for jobs already advertised is one way, but don’t forget you could seek out the opportunities yourself. Search out employers and directly email them to be added to a contact list when certain vacancies become available. 

Rock the interview and have confidence in your ability

You want to rock the final hurdle and that is the interview stage. Dress smartly, present yourself in the best possible way and ensure that you practice potential questions so that you are prepared. Confidence is key, so ensure you value your ability to do the job. A great tip would be to proactive and become aware of the potential job interview questions that may be asked. This is so you can have time to really think about your answers carefully. 

Don’t expect change to happen overnight

One of the biggest issues anyone can face when it comes to a change such as your career, is expecting too much too quickly. Often a career change and getting. A new job will take time and patience. You may not get the first job you apply for, and often the rejection, even if with positive feedback can feel like a kick in the teeth. Be resilient and believe in yourself. The right job offer will come along if you take the right steps to make it happen. 

Let’s hope these steps have you finally working towards a career that you love and feel passionate about. 

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