Making a career change can be daunting, but it’s something that many people consider at various stages of their career journey. You may have recognised that the path you’ve chosen is not the one for you, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone in this. Lots of people have made the switch and ended up finding success in an entirely new field. It may be scary, but it could also be the best thing you ever do.
We have put together three steps you can take to remain confident when faced with this dilemma.
Do your research
When making a career change, it’s important to do your research to make sure it’s the right decision for you. Don’t just jump into something because it seems like the next logical step. Make sure you take the time to assess your skills and interests and see if the career you are thinking of is a good fit for you. You need to take the time to learn about the industry you’re looking to enter, the job market for that industry, and what type of skills you need to be successful. The more research you do, the better prepared you’ll be for making a successful career change. One way you can find out what it is like to work in an industry is by networking and talking to people who are already in that field. They can provide you with first-hand knowledge and maybe give you the connections you need to get your foot in the door.
Believe in yourself
It’s not always easy to believe in yourself, especially when embarking on a major career shift. But it’s worthwhile because you’re the only one who can make it happen; believe in yourself. You are the only one who can effect change. Making a career change will not be easy. There will be times when you want to give up, but don’t do it! Continue to push forward and never give up on your dreams.
Make The Leap!
Don’t be afraid to make the leap and start working towards your new career. With hard work and determination, you can achieve anything. Here at Making The Leap, we’re always here to help you make the transition to a new career. We have lots of resources available, as well as employer connections, confidence building workshops, CV and application surgeries, and more. Check out our programme and join the thousands of others who have gone on to have successful careers with our help.