Considering A New Career? Here Are A Few Tips

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As a young professional who has graduated for two years now, there is the dilemma of staying at a job long enough so it 'looks better' on my CV and whether I am getting the best training for my future career. Sometimes, you simply don’t want to carry on doing because you don't see a future in the role you are at. We all spend most of our day at work trying to push our careers forward, but if that’s become a monotonous bore for you, it might be time for you to consider a career change. This might sound like a drastic move and maybe a little daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some tips to help you with this kind of switch.

Believe It’s Possible

If you’re going to do this, you at least need to have some belief in yourself regarding what you can hope to achieve by doing it. If even you aren’t convinced that you’re capable of making a success of your career change, it won’t exactly inspire confidence in other people. It can be tricky to find that confidence and self-belief, but you should keep digging until you do.


Make Use of Your Transferable Skills

No matter what you want to do in a new career or what you’ve been doing up until now, you should make use of your transferable skills to ensure you make the transition smoothly. There are always of overlap between what you’ve been doing and what you want to do, even if they seem completely distinct from one another on the surface of it.


Networking is a good way to meet new people working in the industry you won’t like to enter as part of your career change. You will get your foot in the door and impress all the right people if you get your approach to networking right. At the end of the day, it works best when it’s purely informal, so don’t overthink your approach to things like networking. This is also why I enjoy working on my blog, because it gives me opportunities to meet other people outside of work, learning about what they do and more importantly identifying what I could be working on. I went to a blogger's event a while back at a skincare centre, while I was there for a pamper session I also got to meet other bloggers who all led wonderful lives and career advice!


Make Sure You Can Afford It

It’s only right to think about things from a financial perspective because your career switch won’t be a success for you if you don’t bother to consider how your finances will be impacted. If you need a loan to make it happen, you can head to and get some more information. Don’t hesitate to consider these options because if it helps your earning potential in the long-term, it’ll be worth it. Especially when we are young, financial burdens can be heavier than expected, I've found different methods to balance my accounts, one of which, is managing my financial expenses in my relationship. With good planning you get more flexibility when it comes to making sudden changes to your career.

Don’t Rule Out a Change Within the Same Industry

Just because you want a change, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to completely leave the industry you’ve been working in. There might be other roles within the industry that you can start to work towards. It’s something to at least consider because it’s much easier to make this kind of switch than some of the others discussed here today.

Make Sure You Actually Want It

While I understand that sometimes it might just be a single event at your current position that has triggered your desire to change jobs. I believe unless you have a goal, whether it be a greater salary or more responsibilities, that there is a solid reason before making the move. This will ensure that you are looking for a position that puts you in a better situation rather than starting from square one all over again. 

Switching your career is something that could change your life for the better if you’re daring enough to make this happen. If you feel like this is something that could be good for you, you should push ahead with it and make it happen. It might turn out to be one of the best things you ever do.