Last week, we began to look at the steps towards making a successful career transition. Although the steps listed in this series are simple, they are important because a career change should not be carried out hastily. It should be as deliberate and intentional as possible.
In the last post, we considered the first step of accepting personal responsibility for your career. Today, we’ll look at the second step in a successful career change: Choose a New Career.
So, for some reason or the other, you have decided to make a change and leave your current career. It’s time to decide on a new career option. If you have already made the decision on what you want to do, that’s good for you. I’d still like you to read on because they might be something here for you.
How do you choose a new career?
The best way to choose a career is by discovering the best options for you based on your skills, opportunities, experiences, personality and interests. This means that, if you have not done so already, you need to go through a discovery process to identify the best career fit for you.
You do not necessarily have to have only one option, you may have a few of them, but you will probably need to prioritise them as you go along in the career transition process.
Moving from one career to the other sometimes takes months or even years. It would certainly cost you in terms of time, money and efforts. There is no point going through the processes only to realise that you have been barking up the wrong tree.
My book, ‘Create Your Ideal Career’ is essentially a guide on how to discover and create the work that is purposeful, passionate and personally-suitable for you based on carefully-identified important parameters. It explores how you can discover the right career fit for you in whatever season of life that you’re in.
This step of choosing a new career is very important because you can only make a successful transition after you understand and decide on a career destination.
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