Are you thinking of changing your career? Is something that crosses your mind but taking action is the real problem? Do you know How to make a successful career change?
If all those questions are crossing your mind, and you get overwhelmed about how it makes you feel and have the answers straightforward, today, I will explain how you can make a successful career change.
Here I will share my seven tips and the seven main points I work with my clients in my programs.
Start with the Why? – Our Why is our motivation. To successfully do things, we need to know what move us to do these things. We need to be aware that it won’t be lasting or successful if what we do is not a powerful reason that moves us. We need to start with our top values, and our career needs to align with them. Because our job is not what we like, or “our passion”, it should be what we are, to enjoy it. I have a few free resources that can help you on that one.
- Subscribe and download my guide to make changes to work on your values and see the change levels.
- Passion vs Purpose, I explain and leave you some questions to find the right career.
Get clear on the What? Once we have the why clear, we should focus on what we want to do. And should be a career that represents who we are. Here is not a blaming game of “oh, I should realize sooner”, “is too late”… People evolve, people change, maybe what you liked to do, or who you were, when you got your actual job is not the person that you are today, and this is fine. Or maybe you never asked yourself the right questions to make a decision. And this is fine as well. I have three exercises to help you with that.
Figure out what’s it going to take? Not always that we want to change careers, we have all the skills developed, or we have all the tools ready to start applying for our next career step. My advice here is to start browsing on job descriptions to see that you are prepared to do what you want to do. Or if you need a course or a certification.
Fix your CV. Once you get the three above points done, it is time to update your CV, make it selly; you are a product. You are a personal brand, and you have something unique. Sell it, don’t be scared, own it, and make clear that your CV highlight all your achievements. (Here, a CV writer or a career coach can do wonders with your CV)
Make an Action Plan. Once you have the above fourth points clear, you need to make an action plan. You need to get your career vision and trace the line on how you will get from where you are now to where you want to be in five years.
Changing it is scary for everyone, but remaining the same and unhappy is not a better option. For me, it is not even an option.
Be Patient. That’s the key and the why; I always recommended you do not wait until you are desperate to start the process of a career change. Desperation is not good to look for a new job because you keep applying for everything, and you keep settling for anything to get it out of your way.
Don’t Quit your actual job. That’s the point where a lot of people struggle because they wait too long. But it is vital that until you have clear your what? Your why? and your action plan steps. You don’t take any decision. Then will be important in this action plan, including a financial assessment, to see where you stand and if you really can quit your job and make your job hunting full time.
Hire a Career Change Coach. That is the best advice I can give you, to save time. You can do it by yourself, but a Career Change Coach will be a massive shortcut, help to do it in a much shorter time, the right way, and make sure that the decision you are making is 100% accurate.
If you feel that you are in the wrong career, it is time to move. If you think you want to change, but the idea paralyzes you because of the fear of moving out of your comfort zone, then look for help because I’m sorry to break it to you. It won’t change by itself. So let’s have a free vibe call.
Life is happening right now, and time is the only thing we will never get back, to lose it in a job where we spent most of our time that we hate.