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How professionals can make a safe career change

Nov 21, 2017 18:14 IST
    How professionals can make a safe career change
    How professionals can make a safe career change

    Today, when there are plenty of career options available in different industries, most people change their career 3 to 8 times throughout their professional life. In this course, they face many challenges related to new jobs. While entering the new industry which has completely different work environment compared to the old one, it isn’t easy for an employee to gel up with the current milieu. It is a complete career transformation that mostly culminates into a hefty task for a professional. During this career transformation, there are many challenges that one has to come across like adaption of new work-environment, job responsibilities, and industry. It may drive the employee out of their mind if they don’t have a concrete action plan for a safe career change. In this article, we have explained how you can make a safe career change without losing your mind.

    Draw a plan

    You don’t spend enough time to think about why you’re quitting the Post you have held for so long when you write and send a resignation email to your boss. It may sound good if your parents have asked you to handle the family business. But, if there is no such opportunity for you then you might have to face the hardships of long-time unemployment. Once you quit your current job, you will start to see the recruiters turning down your job application.  Because, the recruiters prefer to hire those working candidates. So, try yourself “Why you’re leaving your current job.” And don’t go by the ideas that suddenly come to your mind and spend enough time to draw well-though out plan on your next move. It will help you to find out a potential reason for quitting job and enable you to attain success. 

    Do Research

    You’re deliberately prepared and ready to take your next move one after another when you have already an action-plan on what to do after quitting the job. Doing insightful research and gather important information about the different job offers. Therefore, it is one of the most important steps that every job seeker needs to take after quitting their jobs. So, do insightful research about companies and gather important information about salary structure, number of working professionals, detailed account of people who have left the company, and some others. It can help you to figure out whether your professional growth is possible there or not.         

    Make preparations

    You become speechless when the recruiters of company, where you have applied for a job ask you some typical questions. You might lose the job opportunity if you fail to reply all of them, effectively. Once you fail to perform in a job interview, it can create depression. So, follow the pugmark that you have already left on path for safe career change as third most important step in your action-plan. And prepare yourself while keeping your preparations job-centric. It can help you to land in your next job, effectively.  

    Find a mentor

    Everyone needs a mentor in their life who can guide them with his knowledge, past experiences and insightful information.  Same applies to the working professionals who also require proper guidance to achieve the utmost goal of their professional life. But, choosing a wrong personal for a right job can be harmful. You might choose wrong path for success if your mentor fails to give proper guidance. And it can take a long time for you to get back to the right track once you lose the direction.  Therefore, finding a competent mentor is something that can lead you to the new horizon of success. So, try to find out one of the best mentor for you and discuss all important issues related to your professional life. It can help you to take a decision on whether quitting the job is good for you career or not.       

    Finally

    There are many tips for the working professionals who want to change their career, safely. Drawing an action-plan before quitting the job, doing insightful research about the job offers, companies, and different industries, making preparations for the job interviews, and finding a mentor to receive proper guidance are among those which can help you to change your career, safely. In this article, we have explained how these tips can help the working professionals for their career change. 

    If you feel we have missed out on any other important thing that can help the professional for safe career change, please share them in the comment selection below. To help your family members, friends, and relatives for safe career change, you can also share this article with them. To continue reading such articles, please subscribe to our newsletter. We would gladly send interesting articles related to career change and job counseling Monday directly to your inbox.

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