If you feel like you’re on a stale job path, it may be time to consider a career change. Instead of getting bogged down with thoughts of only being able to work in a single industry for life, make the switch in 2016 and try something new. Here are three tips for making a career change in the New Year.
3 Tips for Making a Career Change in 2016
- Map Your Potential
Look at all of the jobs you have held in the past and identify which industries and career paths align well with your experience. If you’re skilled in project management, you can work in a variety of fields; think about how you can apply your skills to the IT industry or even healthcare.
- Do Solid Research
It’s easy to feel like the grass is always greener on the other side, especially if you’re leaving your current career because it’s too demanding or stressful. Do lots of research about your new industry and make sure you are acting on solid facts, not assumptions, of what your next career will look like. You don’t want to make a mistake once it’s too late.
- Build Your Network
Networking is a great way to meet professionals in different industries and building a strong network of contacts can help you make a career change. Attend trade shows, festivals or other events and start talking to people. Asking those in different industries what they like about their field can help you figure out what may be right for you.
Determining your career potential, researching your desired field and building a strong network of contacts can help you switch jobs. If you think making a career change in 2016 is the right choice for you, we would love to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance in finding a new career path; contact us for details.