If the start of a new workweek is increasingly raising your stress levels, it may be time to look at new options and do some deep thinking. Is it the job you want to change or the career path itself?
Three Reasons Change May be Easier Than You Expected
If you want more than a change of jobs and opt for a new career path, you will be in good company. Whatever your stage in life, others have done what you now want to do. In fact, late stage career changes have become so popular they even have their own name: ‘encore careers.” At PrideStaff, we work with many clients who want to change careers and have prepared themselves to transition effectively.
When you contemplate change, think carefully about what is driving you towards a change in your career path. Know what you want and take a careful look at your transferrable skills. Then set to work on the task before you by drawing upon your past successes and experiences and building new skills that will make you a strong candidate for jobs in a new field.
- Build on the connections you already have. As one college instructor told students entering the workforce, “Actively build your contacts throughout your working career; keep business cards; join professional and community groups. Show enthusiasm. All of this will serve you well throughout your life.” Steve Jobs once said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
- Stand out in positive ways. Earn professional certifications through area colleges or by taking online training. Enthusiasm impresses recruiters and potential employers. Certifications give official stamps of approval on new skills.
- According to Cherri Lytle who is head of Chase Wealth Management Advice and Strategy for JP Morgan Chase Bank, “The most successful candidates aren’t always from the expected industry but are able to repurpose their capabilities and use it to their strength in the new venture.”
When it is Time for Change, Let PrideStaff Help
At PrideStaff, our experience has shown us that career changes can have positive outcomes for both employers and job candidates. Contact us today. Put our team to work for you.