Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at the steps towards a successful transition in your career. You’ll find this helpful especially if you’re moving from one industry to another or if you’re making the move from employment to self-employment and vice-versa.
We’ll consider the obvious and not-so-obvious things to put in place to ensure that you transit into a new career as smoothly and successfully as possible.
A career change shouldn’t be an impulsive or rash process; it should be well thought-out and purposefully carried-out. Getting it wrong can lead you into self-doubt and plenty of frustration and regrets. Of course, there’s also the possibility of losing income by way of profit of salary, if things are not put in their right place.
Today, we’ll start with the first step in changing careers successfully. We’ll begin from what goes on within a person and work our way out. The first step in a successful career transition is Taking Personal Responsibility.
As with any important decision and process in life, a career change begins with taking responsibility for what happens or will happen in your career.
This means that you realise that wherever you are right now in your career, you played the major role in getting yourself there. And wherever you desire to be in your career, you will also play the major role in getting there.
Certainly, your career would have been influenced to some degree by different people. Your family, friends, colleagues, organisation, coaches, mentors and even your government may have some influence on you, but they do not have the direct responsibility over your career. However, whether you realised it then or not, you made the final decision of accepting their influence.
It also bears mentioning that even though God has a plan for you and certainly wants the best for you in every situation, you still have the responsibility of inviting Him in and actively cooperating with or rejecting His plans.
To make a successful and effective transition in your career, you get to make the decisions and carry out the actions necessary for change. You must realise that you are the most important person involved; your thoughts, words and actions have the greatest influence.
The beautiful thing about accepting responsibility is that it will help you to understand that you have the power to create whatever change you want to see.
This is the first step towards a successful career change.
**Did you know: My book Create Your Ideal Career gives you a guide on how to discover and create the work that is purposeful, passionate and personally-suitable for you. If you would like to get this book or you would like more information, please visit www.TinukemiOlaoye.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.