President & CEOLainie Bennett is President and CEO of Millennium Personnel Corp., an independently owned and operated boutique administrative employment agency.
Time for a career change? Whether it’s because you feel stuck at your job, are unhappy in your position, or considering a promotion, it is crucial to preapre for your next move. There are plenty of variables to consider, so make sure you plan adequatley before you take the leap. Your professional success depends on how ready you are!
1. Establish your career goals.
Where do you see yourself in three, five or even ten years from now? It is very important to set reasonable goals for your career change to avoid taking shots in the dark.
2. Strategize your steps on achieving those goals.
Take a long, hard look at your experience, skills and qualifications. Do they meet the minimum standards of the job you’re considering? If not, figure out what training and education you need in order to secure that particular role. And, if the position is a role you’ve been dreaming of, take the needed courses and training required. Furthering your education and training can only increase your chances in landing that sought-after role.
3. Research the position you are considering for your career move.
Get an overall picture of the job, ensure you understand the tasks involved with the role, and decide if it’s the right move for you. It’s important to make sure that your next career change matches your interest. There is nothing like leaving a job you hated for something that you despise equally or more.
4. Explore the market of your desired position.
Is the job part of a growing industry? Are professionals in this field in high demand? Is there a lot of competition out there? The answers to these questions play a key role in your decision to either pursue the job or reexamine your career change.
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