Career Change: Follow A 9-Steps Strategy

Looking for a better future? Are you planning to change your career field by giving up on your failure? So before taking any step, do all the preparations. So that you don’t have to regret it later.

Taking the decision to change career is a very difficult task for a person looking for a job. It is also inevitable because after studying a subject with so much hard work, it is not easy to take the decision to leave it. And yes, such decisions cannot be taken overnight.

If you think that changing jobs can give you a chance to do something new in your career, then only go ahead. So if you are going to take the decision to change career, then definitely keep some things in mind:

1. First, Make A Good Plan To Change The Career:

(i) Whether it is investment or career, the biggest mantra for success in today’s era is better planning. In such a situation, if you are going to change your career, then definitely check that how is your planning in terms of the career in which you are going to shift.

(ii) To get the desired job, it is important to overcome your shortcomings while in the first job. Explore websites. If possible, take a few days off. Pay special attention to the technical aspect.

(iii) Quit the job only when there is an offer from a relatively good company. Be sure to give notice before leaving the job. Don’t spoil the relationship. Your return to that institute is also possible.

(iv) It may be that many groups exist in the office. Everyone will try to pull you towards themselves. Always be neutral. Do not criticize the old institution and colleagues with new colleagues.

2. Caution In Interview While Changing Career:

(i) Often asked in second job interviews the reason for changing jobs so quickly. Be prepared to answer this question in advance. Responding politely, say that after working for two-three years, I realized that there is scope to learn more new things. Also, the things I have been achieved so far can also be used well in the new institution.

(ii) Before appearing in the interview, if possible, remove your hesitation by doing a mock interview with a friend. Do not criticize the old institution, nor praise it too much. Don’t criticize your old boss at all.

(iii) If asked, tell about an important person and his position as a reference, Who can tell about your strengths.

(v) Keep updating resume. Make sure that the resume should not be longer than one page. Otherwise, it can be harmful to you. The cover letter complements the resume, so make the cover letter of your resume effective. Write about the purpose in the first paragraph of the letter. In the second paragraph, mention how you are qualified for the post you are applying for. Referring to the key experiences of the first job, assure that you are ready to prove yourself in the new institution. Do not forget to provide your address and mobile number while requesting the opportunity in the third paragraph.

3. Job Dissatisfaction:

If you are going to leave the job just because you are bored with this job. You don’t like the boss’s behavior. Or the environment where you are working is not right. Then reconsider your decision once again. See how you can get a ray of hope even in this adverse situation. Such moments come in every person’s life, but it is not right to give up. If there is a problem, then there must be a solution for it too.

4. Money:

It cannot be denied that money is the biggest need in today’s era. But in the long run, decisions taken just because of money do not prove to be good. Keep in mind that along with money, job satisfaction also plays an important role in career. In such a situation, if you are going to leave the job for money, then consider your decision once.

5. Cause Of Pressure:

Often youth, at the behest of parents or friends, take such decisions which do not prove to be favorable for them. Therefore, before choosing any career, it is important to assess all its aspects. There is no doubt that your parents are more experienced than you. But if you have any doubts, there is no harm in expressing yourself freely.

6. Skills:

Changing a career without considering your interests, skills, likes, dislikes cannot be considered a better decision. Make a decision to change career on the basis of SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats).

7. On The Basis Of Others:

Are you going to change your career field just because your friend, relative, or acquaintance is doing better in that field? With this kind of thinking you can never be successful in any field. Keep in mind, anyone can get success in any field. It is not right to take any decision on the basis of the success or failure of others.

8. Information:

Think carefully before taking any career-related decision. If you have decided to change your career field, first of all, collect complete information about that field. On the basis of incomplete knowledge, you will not be able to succeed even there.

9. Network:

To get established in any career field, it is important that you have a strong network. So make your network strong in the field where you are going to shift.