How to make a career change confidently

Many people muse about what it would be like to change careers but when it comes to the reality, it is often much harder to do than you think to find your right path.

So here are a few tips to help get you started.

  1. Know your bottom line of income you need to make each month to cover the absolute basics – roof over your head and bills paid. Luxury can wait.
  2. Unless you are absolutely certain about your new career path, avoid the job sites at this point or you’ll only end up overwhelmed.
  3. Don’t get obsessively tied down to the nitty gritty of logistics – location, job title, salary – but keep an open mind if don’t have clarity on your new direction. Logistics happen when you know your new path.
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others. Your experience is unique and so are your personality traits. Learn to sell yourself for who you are.
  5. If you don’t want to just wind up in an unsuitable role, make sure you understand precisely what motivates you and drives your passions. If you align who you are with the work that you do, you will love your change of career path; if you don’t, you could be headed for a miserable mistake.
  6. Don’t be afraid to get help. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of someone being intelligent and committed to giving themselves the best chances of success.

How to get help with finding your right new career path

If you feel overwhelmed not knowing where to start with your change of career, I offer 3 levels of support:

  1. One-off insights session to help you understand why you are stuck.
  2. A career change kickstart intervention: 3 sessions to get you moving positively.
  3. Bespoke career coaching to guide you through the career discovery journey and be 100% confident and successful aligning that perfect career choice to who you are.

I also offer a range of professional CV writing services to help you sell yourself from one career path to another so you can be sure to get noticed.

Message me for more information and to book your free career consultation.



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