Things to Consider when making a Career Transition
With stepping out of the old and into the new and unknown a career change can be daunting. Here are some tips you might find useful when the time comes to make a career transition:
When you’ve decided that it’s time to make a transition, expand your network. Once you have discovered what you want to do, find the place that allows you to do that. It’s not about finding a new job instantly after making the decision for a change, it’s about finding the right role, at the right time, with the right people. You may find yourself in a position where you feel like your career is stuck in a rut. Even though that can be a tough time, but you never want to make a rash or drastic decision. Do your best to find a role that inspires and motivates you and for the right reasons.
Be Open Minded
It’s important to try new things, learn new skills and meet new people. Don’t talk yourself out of something because it’s not in your comfort zone, it could be the turning point that leads to something that is an amazing opportunity.
One of the most valuable decisions is to determine what really matters to you. What are your necessities? Is money the most important thing? Do you want to work from home? How important is commute? Everyone has a list of requirements and understanding what matters most is key.
When you think about how much time we spend with co-workers, it’s crucial to find great people to work and spend so much time with. Not just people you can laugh and have fun with, but people who will really challenge and inspire you. Spend time getting to know the people you are going to work with.
All about You
Though you need to take a lot of people into consideration (family, teammates, management), it really is all about you. It can be hard to make the right decision when you are trying to consider the needs and wants of too many people. Make sure you are comfortable and excited by what’s to come.