Our guide to helping you with a career move next year....
With only a matter of weeks left till you say adieu to 2019, 2020 could welcome you to a year full of new adventures, one being a new career move. So, if you're thinking of taking the plunge and changing the direction your career is heading in, here's a guide to help lead you the way. New year, new job prospects!
1. Organise your thoughts
Life is full of twists and turns, it's how it goes. Therefore, having a well-thought-out plan of action will help drive you forward.
Think about: where you would like to see yourself in the next year. What are your hopes and aspirations? What is your dream job? Who is your dream company?
In addition to this, having a number of transferable key skills which you have extracted from different industries will build your profile for potential employers. It certainly will get their heads turning when they see how much YOU can benefit their company with the multiple skills you possess.
2. Express the change you want
With a big change, it’s great to talk it through with someone. Reaching out and connecting with other professionals will prove useful in deciding where you could potentially go, especially if you don’t know what you want to do next.
Alongside this, hiring a life coach could help give you focus and determination to achieve your goals. Stick to ways of keeping up your motivation. Falling back or perhaps talking yourself out of a career move altogether is much too easy. It's something plenty of us could hold our hand up to.
3. Want a change but don't know how to do it?
It can be quite a conundrum if you know you want a change but don't know how to go about it. So many of us have ideas and want a real change in our life but don’t know where to start. We may not be able to push through the fear of uncertainty and instability.
What might help is to get cracking with doing background research in order to see what tickles your fancy. The internet is an extremely valuable resource as is networking with professionals. Therefore, utilise these tools to expand and deepen your research.
Volunteering your time, shadowing someone or undertaking a course in the field of your interest are great ways of testing the waters and connecting yourself with a world full of skills.
If you’re not so keen after dipping your toe in the water in a certain area, move on and try elsewhere. There are so many avenues and opportunities out there, don’t limit yourself.
Thinking about a career move is always a scary thought as you are going into uncharted waters. However, with the help of these tips, we are sure you will get the ball rolling successfully.
“As you embark on a new journey keep an open mind. You never know what could be until you try, waste no opportunity.”
We hope that 2020 brings you a year of great achievements and success. Good luck on your new journey! Cheers!