Orchestrating a career change can be done in situations where one is not comfortable with a particular career they are in. Initiating such a change gives one an opportunity to find the perfect career while increasing satisfaction in career life. Whereas many people may need to initiate and effect career change, few understand how to go about to ensure the process is a seamless success. Here are important steps on how to ensure a career change is handled effectively.
Knowing the Essence of a Change
The first step in accomplishing a successful career change is being able to determine whether one needs the change. To be accurate in the determination, it is important to evaluate the current position that one is in and evaluate whether they are comfortable. If uncomfortable, then it becomes obvious that a career makeover is necessary and inevitable.
Knowing What One Wants
The second step involves a comprehensive self-evaluation which helps one to understand the other specific careers that would give them satisfaction. For the self-assessment process to be effective one should consider his/her set of skills, values, personality, and competence. The outcome of the self-assessment should then give one an accurate picture of what they want and what is available in the market in terms of occupations that they can comfortably do.
Transferability of Skills
Sometimes the skills that one has accumulated over time may not necessarily make a perfect match for the skills required in a new career. Evaluating the individual skills that one has in terms of professional education and experience, and the set of skills required within a new career helps determine whether a career change should be accompanied by learning and training or not.
Changing a career often implies a change of one’s employers. Before initiating such a change, it is important to evaluate the potential employers available in the market and whether there is such a vacancy that one is pursuing. Preparing for such a change by evaluating the existing trends and needs that employers have also helps one to know the added advantage that a person may bring. Such preparation helps orchestrate a faster rate of adoption into the new career.