There is a Lot to Consider…
In the careers industry, there is a saying that you’ll know it’s time to make a job or career change when you start asking yourself if it’s time to make a change.
While there is truth to that, there are a lot of critical factors involved in making your decision.
What May Make You Want to Make a Change?
The first step is to assess the reason — or reasons — why you may want to make a change. Change can be challenging — it usually is — so you want to make sure that the reasoning for a switch has a solid rational foundation.
You want to assess whether the internal and external factors. Are you being prompted to consider the potential change as something temporary (short-term) or something that could affect you permanently?
You should also assess the “temperature” of these factors and how they affect you. Some of them may be more of a minor “inconvenience,” while others may feel unbearable. For example, while you may be working in a dying industry, as long as you have a job, you may not be interested in switching jobs or changing careers. But you are like a frog in a pot of water that is slowly heating up. The question is not “if” you will eventually be affected by changes in the industry, but “when.” If you take charge of managing your career, you will be in a better position to handle a career change; not just react to it.
Do you want to change the company you work for or change your career path entirely? Ask yourself if a change would fix the issue or issues you can identify. Or, are there issues that are embedded in the industry itself?
Also, think about how you feel about the actual work you are doing. Do you still have a passion for that type of work, but maybe not in this particular work environment? If that’s the case, changing jobs could improve your situation.
You Might Not Need to Change Careers
A myriad of issues should be considered before making such a drastic change.
Once you have a job target in mind, think about engaging a Professional Resume Writer to help you develop a resume for your desired job. If you are considering a career change, this can identify the transferable skills you have to offer, and that will boost your confidence when you see the evidence of your qualifications on paper.
A Resume Writer can also help guide you in collecting the information you need to develop your new career documents. Be prepared to invest in yourself and collaborate in the development of this document. Resume Writers would spend a considerable amount of time preparing a resume that demonstrates how your skills, accomplishments, education, and experience apply to your new career path. It can be a worthwhile investment as a tool as you make a change in your job or career.
You may want to access an accompanying guide to this blog to help you identify some of the reasons why you may want to make a job or career change. It can also give you practical strategies and tips to assist you with your decision.