Career Transition Guide
If you are thinking about changing career paths and are still unsure about the journey ahead of you, we’ve put together all our best resources to help you find some answers.
A step-by-step approach
All the signals that tell you it might be time for a career change.
The different career changes you can go through, so you pick the one that is right for you.
Let’s embrace the fear of change by exploring what could go wrong, and find solutions to prevent being in a difficult situation.
A useful tool to plan for the main aspects of the career change, like you would do for a business.
Explore who you are, what you value the most, and what motivates you.
2- Skills, Strengths & Areas of Development
Be real with what you know, what you are good at, and where you should grow.
3- Career Vision & Goals
Start working on a career journey, starting from the long-term vision and setting a path to get there.
4- Career Matrix
Place your skills and motivation on a matrix to visualise what your next job should focus on.
Start by exploring all the reasons why you think you need a career change. Is it something you want to develop yourself into? What excites you about this potential change? Build awareness about what it means to you.
What is the change you are actually thinking of? Is it ‘just’ a change of company? Are you thinking about doing something completely different, or even starting your own business?
This is one of the most crucial steps of this process. It will help you refine your answers to the first two steps above. What needs to be done in order for you to be successful in the change you are contemplating? Do you need specific training, experience or resources?
Don’t do this alone. Talk to people you trust about your situation and what you dream of doing. Go to people you know have your best interests at heart (not the ones who always say “yes”). Contact people who have already done the move and ask about their experience.
Put on paper all the different variables that will impact your success. Make sure you explore the what, why, how, when, who and how much to anticipate challenges and have a plan for setbacks.
After you have explored the change in question and have a good overview of what it will mean to you, set a timeline. When do you see yourself in your new role? What needs to happen before that? Write down all the milestones (small or big) you need to reach.
Once all that is done, take the leap and execute your well-thought plan.
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