Now that we are into the new year, you may be thinking about making a career change. After all, there is no motivation like the clean start of a new year and a whole twelve months in front of you to conquer. Your career may be something you just fell into. If you’re honest with yourself, you really don’t love it. Is now the time for a career change? Do you feel empowered enough to make those changes? If you are ready to make changes in your career, here are a few tips to help you get started.
Decide what you really want to do
One of the first things you need to do is to think about what you really want to do. Maybe, now that you have some work experience behind you, you’ve realized you have a passion for something different. Or perhaps you’re skilled in a certain area and feel now is the time to explore jobs in that field. Whatever it is, it’s worth taking time to really think about it to ensure you take the necessary steps to make it your reality.
Look at how to make the changes
Once you have identified what you really want to do, you can start looking at how you can make it happen. Take time to assess where you are right now and identify what you need to do to get there. You may find you have all the skills required and can begin to actively seek out new roles. You may find you’re missing some of the skills and need to take a few courses to become qualified. For example, some job roles like nursing would need specific qualifications and roles in social care would require you to consider something like an FSU social work program. Do the proper research to ensure you possess or can acquire the necessary skill sets.
Build and update your resume
The next thing to think about would be your resume and how you can make it specific to the new career you want. You will need to tailor your resume so your current experience reflects the requirements of the position you are seeking. Don’t forget to include any new qualifications and certificates that you have received.
Be proactive and approach people for jobs
In many cases, the jobs you want may not be advertised. Or when they are, they may be advertised for only for a short time as they are in big demand. Make sure you are being proactive and seeking out jobs, even approaching potential employers to let them know of your availability. Often hiring manages can keep your information on file to consider you when vacancies arise.
Have faith in your ability
Finally, it is very important for you to have faith in your ability to make this change. It can be difficult to make changes to your life, but if you truly feel a career change will have a positive impact then go for it. You will find your desire to seek out something new as well as the inspiration for the new year may be just the motivation you need.
Let’s hope these tips have you making the career change YOU really want to make this year. It’s all about Success on YOUR own terms!