Broaden Your Horizons and Build Your Career with One Perspective Change

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When we talk about things like work/life balance or work vs play, we immediately assume that the two things are opposed and competing. This is a huge problem, firstly, because it means that it’s pretty well accepted that you hate your job but stick to it because it funds your lifestyle and, secondly, because life doesn’t have to be like that at all. 

When you change your perspective and begin to think of work as a part of your life, and not an inconvenience you have to put up with, you give yourself a chance to push for something more compelling and more fun. If you’re not convinced here are two stats to change your mind: American spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime and yet, 87% of Americans have no passion for their jobs. 

Convinced now? Here’s what you should do.

Make Contacts Wherever You Go

If you want to improve your social life and your work life, building your contacts is essential. Now, how you do this is up to you but it’s a good idea to go to a mix of different sorts of events. Meeting friends of friends is a good way to broaden your social group but going to events for people with similar interests or networking events for more industry-specific stuff is a good idea too. 

Building your contacts is especially important if you want to move up the job ladder without sending a million applications out. Executive search often comes down to who you know and how much they rate you, and not who is lucky enough to see the ad online. 

Follow All Your Interests

Your career probably comes with a few prerequisite skills and if you are going down a particular niche pathway, you could be forgiven for focusing on building those skills and nothing else. But increasingly, life isn’t like that. Our jobs tend not to last our entire career and you could go through a wide range of roles and industries in your working life.

If you want to enrich your career and your life, a better approach is to follow your interests. Sure, flower-arranging or tinkering with an old motor might not have anything to do with your job in IT but both hobbies could lead you elsewhere. Plenty of people get into jobs by accidentally becoming an expert in a hobby or interest. You’ll only get there if you pursue your interests first.

Be Determined But Flexible When Setting Your Goals

Life goal setting is difficult because what you want to achieve isn’t often a concrete thing but a more complex idea. For example, everyone wants to be happy and that’s a worthwhile goal. But how on earth are you going to achieve ‘happy’? 

Having big, undefined goals is actually a good thing as long as you can identify achievable, smaller goals along the way. Setting smaller goals will help you see your progress but they can also be more flexible and change as new opportunities present themselves. 

There’s no one way to live your life but once you allow yourself to broaden your horizons, you’ll find that more good things come your way.

How to Find the Right Career and Be Your Authentic Self

The Compass – How to Beat the Rising Employee Quit Rate

A recent Gallup study shows that the employee quit-rate (the percentage of employees quitting their jobs) in the US is at an all-time rise. The study results reflect characteristics of Millennials and Z generation so there is no reason to think the situation is different in other countries. The phenomenon is relevant to employees at all levels and all company sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. It is as relevant to entrepreneurs that have doubts about the future of their business.

There is little need to expand on the significance of key-talents (or any talent for that matter) leaving an organization – as the study points out – it’s better to keep a star than hire a question mark.

For the employees themselves, whether they are already halfway through their career or just starting (or even freshly graduated and pondering what career-path to take), making the right decision is paramount to their future fulfillment and well- being.

It is at least as critical for an entrepreneur that finds themselves unhappy and unfulfilled with the direction their business took.

The key to solve those problems is to understand what an effective career and development planning is and to act on it.

Obviously, when one is content at work, this problem does not exist. The challenge begins when you reach a crossroad – a point in time when you need to decide on your next step in your career, or when you feel stuck in your current position or job and you are looking for change.

Unfortunately, many make career decisions without understanding what is involved in it and end-up with a result that may be good for a while – change itself might increase wellbeing – but not for long.

In the absence of this understanding, people oftentimes choose their (next) job based on:

1.   What will give them reasonable results (income, benefits)

  1. What they don’t mind doing
  2. What they are not too bad at

This is a survival, outside-in approach that leads to mediocrity – he level of engagement and motivation is mediocre at best; The level of added value is mediocre; The result is a disengaged career path, when people just wait for the work-day to go, by counting the hours, for the week to end and so on….

But what if one would focus instead of this on:

  1. What they are really passionate about
  2. What they excel at and always did
  3. What will give them the best possible results and fulfillment

This is an inside–out approach that taps first into internal sources and is called the Greatness Model. It is the model to aspire to for career decision making if you want to be happy and fulfilled.                                                                                                                              Graduates will benefit from applying it when setting their career course. Employers should find a way to help their employees to use it. Entrepreneurs need to utilize it to find the next phase of their business.

The good news is that there is a way, and it’s called The Compass.

The premise that lies at the heart of The Compass is rather simple – whenever at a crossroads, one should ask themselves 4 questions:

  1. WHERE do I want to go? And in the employment context – what is my best next version?
  2. WHY do I want to go there? In other words, what are my drivers, values, passions and motivations?
  3. WHAT is stopping me? What are my limiting beliefs, internal barriers and inhibitions that prevent me from getting to my desired destination?
  4. HOW do I get there? What is my road map? My plan?

And in a bit more detail:

The NORTH – What is my genuine direction? What is the next best step on that path? Where can it lead me in 5- or 10-years’ time? Will I be happy and fulfilled there?

The EAST – Why do I want to go there? Is this my dream or someone else’s (parent, spouse, myself when I was a child)? How authentic is it? Will this truly make me happy or just fulfill a need (financial, societal?)

The SOUTH – Why have I not done it so far? What might stop me from doing it in the future and how do I break through these barriers?

The WEST – what is the practical plan to get where I want to get? What do I need to do tomorrow, next week, next month, next quarter to get to my destination in the timeframe I have chosen?

The Compass is a tried-and-tested award winning methodology that has so far helped tens of thousands of people all over the world find their True North and actually get there.

Globally recognized thought leader in personal and organizational development, Aviad Goz is the founder and Chairman of N.E.W.S.® Coaching and Training, and the founder of Momentum Group.

Aviad started his career as a facilitator and coach in 1986 and has worked successfully since then with key-talents, managers and executives in more than 2,000 organizations around the world. Some of the companies he has helped navigate through crossroads to achieve success include Fortune 100 companies such as PwC, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, IBM, GE, HP, Pfizer, P&G, and Coca-Cola, to name a few. Alongside that Aviad has led many unique projects such as certifying military commanders as coaches, working with religious leaders, coaching famous artists for international careers and more.

Over the course of the years, Aviad notices that individuals and organizations struggled to manage themselves effectively when they are at crossroads. He managed to identify four main reasons why individuals, teams and organizations usually get stuck in such circumstances:

– no clear direction or a vision for their future;

– lack of motivation and drive in moving forward;

– poor planning and execution capabilities;

– and inhibiting beliefs and fears;

This realization provided Aviad with the inspiration to create the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ in 2003. After an extensive research and study, he designed a unique compass-like structure where obstacles that prevented people and organizations from reaching their goals could easily be identified, and practical solutions could be put in place to help them overcome their challenges and lead them toward new heights.

Recognizing the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ huge potential for impact, Aviad used the insights gained through his experience as a coach and facilitator, working with industry leaders, to skillfully construct additional need-based, customizable solutions for navigating through changes and challenging times. To date, in response to the needs of industry, he has created 8 programs and solutions based on the N.E.W.S.® Compass™ for different applications, all relating to various aspects of development for greatness. These programs are now being used around the world in over 30 countries.

Through all these various ventures, Aviad’s mission to lead individuals and teams towards evolution and breakthroughs in their development has remained steadfast. His deep motivation and commitment continue to propel his creativity to new levels. To add to his visionary success, Aviad has also authored and published 12 books and numerous articles on development in Human Resources and Organizational Development magazines. His most recent book – The Compass: How to Navigate Your Life and Career in Times of Change was published in 2013. Over the span of his career, Aviad has trained generations of trainers and coaches all over the world and helped millions to lead more productive and fulfilling lives.                                                       

You are welcome to visit Aviad’s website: http://www.aviadgoz.com

How To Make A Career Pivot

Did you know the average person changes careers 12 times?

It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN you change your career.

The toughest part of changing careers is the job search process.

It’s slow and hard to navigate.

That’s why I created this free mini course which is a prelude to my career pivot course.

If you know how to make a career pivot, it won’t seem like an overwhelming process.

Learn the system and repeat it every time you feel like changing careers.

Top Tips On Changing Career in Your Later Years

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No matter where you are in the world, there is a rather high chance that you do not find work the most riveting activity. You might even be unhappy about it, which is nothing out of the ordinary nowadays. Employees who are unhappy with their position or job outnumber the happy employees by two to one according to a recent study. That in itself is a staggering amount of miserable, especially in a scenario which is so ubiquitous to everyday life. If you do not start making a change now, then no one will do it for you. Life is full of opportunities, and changing workplace, moving onto greener pastures, is nowhere near as impossible as some make it out to be.

With that out of the way, let’s look at some ways in which you could work on switching careers, past your initial school phase of life.

Start a business

If you’ve had enough of working the 9-5 then perhaps starting a business is right for you. There are many opportunities to enter the world of business, including retail ideas, professional services, and franchises that offer everything from mosquito control business opportunities to opening your own fast-food joint. This career change can be inspiring; however, it doesn’t come without challenges, and you’ll have to consider finances, planning, and marketing before leaping in.

Go back to college

Since the issue is becoming more and more known around the world, universities aimed more at adults have been popping up all over the place as of late. They often boast of somewhat flexible attending times and are set up in a way in which you can easily attend in whatever schedules work for you. Working full time and don’t have time to participate during the day? Come in after work during the evenings! Working part-time and want to attend during your days off? That could most probably also be arranged. Getting educated during adulthood has never been easier, and if you want to transform your life during your downtime, then there is no better time than now. The path towards a career you’ve always dreamed of could be a mere few phone calls away, and stalling is not going to help anyone at this point, so it’s better to get interested sooner rather than later.

Re-train with an apprenticeship

For some people, getting into an evening college course or something along those lines is not an option. Maybe due to the lack of money in the first place, being unable to pay school fees and whatnot, but perhaps just due to the fact that they have rent to pay next week, and cannot allow themselves for much downtime. Perhaps, despite the flexible hours, you just could not work out a schedule, which would work in the long run. This is the moment where you should consider getting a placement as an apprentice and getting interested in apprenticeships for employers.

Being an apprentice often carries some sort of stigma, being related to essentially making coffee or tea for the employees while you run around doing menial tasks for less than minimum wage. Now while this is not entirely wrong, and it certainly has happened to some people in the past, times are changing, and being an apprentice carries a bit more weight nowadays. If you’re lucky, you can find an apprenticeship with an actual full wage, even if minimum, but surely still enough to pay the rent. You may not be able to splash the cash like a madman for the time being, but this is virtually guaranteeing you a foot in the door to your desired field, which is worth considerably more in the long run.

Create the perfect CV and covering letter

If you don’t have a chance to impress in person, your CV should be your trump card. This seemingly innocuous piece of paper or Word document stands between you and the opportunity to get that dream job, so it has to do the business. Focus on using your CV to demonstrate and showcase your skills and think of it as a pitch. Imagine you’re on The Apprentice and think about how you’re going to use words to convince the person reading them that you are the best candidate. Keep things brief and concise, and highlight your strengths.

Consider how you can use your CV to make you stand out. Have you invested time in developing your skills thanks to courses from external providers? Do you speak different languages or have you worked abroad? Do you volunteer or have you traveled the world? Have you got additional qualifications that aren’t mentioned on the job description or have you completed placements or gained experience in environments, which could further your cause? Put yourself in an employer’s shoes and see if you’d be impressed by what’s in front of you.

Many organizations ask for a cover letter. Your letter should be punchy and to the point. Don’t ramble or repeat yourself. Explain who you are, why you’re applying, and what you feel you could bring to the role. Tailor the letter to the type of position and the company to which you’re applying. If the job is creative by nature, you can be a little more imaginative and original with your letter, but if not, it’s best to stick to a traditional, more formal template.

If you’ve been asked to respond to questions as part of the application process, plan your answer first. Look at the word count, break down the question into parts and answer each bit, backing up your statements with examples and case studies. You could link to a portfolio of your work, for example. Make sure your responses are clear, relevant, and well thought out. Don’t waffle to fill the space or go over the same subject time and time again. Create a logical answer that responds to every element of the question and showcases you in your best light. Before you hit the send button, always check your spelling and grammar.

These are just some of the things you can do to make a top career change in adulthood. You don’t have to be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of your life, and there’s a world of opportunities just waiting to be explored to help you build a successful and exciting career that you’ll love for years to come.

PRO’s and CON’s Of Moving To A Medical Career

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Changing your career is becoming easier for people especially nowadays with education been so readily available such as been able to study from home. Many people are now multi-skilled and aren’t afraid to make a move into something completely different and towards whatever compels them. A career that people often get drawn towards is one in a medical environment as it’s not only rewarding but you’re able to make a massive difference to a lot of people’s lives. So should you be considering making a move into a medical profession? Have a look below at some of the pro’s and con’s that you should be considering.

PRO’s

  • Get To Work With People-  Not only do you get to work with the population and help them with their medical needs you also get to work with a variety of people from all sort of backgrounds. Often this leads to a higher overall level of education and diversity within teams.
  • Use Specialist Equipment- When studying for a career in the medical industry you have access to specialist equipment such as a microplate, laboratories and research facilities. This can be very interesting and fulfilling.
  • Wide Range Of Opportunities- There is an abundance of options available to a student who has studied for a medical profession, you can find jobs in all sorts of areas such as dentistry, medical sciences, hospitals and general facilities. Meaning there is a choice to suit everyone.
  • Helping People- Of course, this goes without saying and it is often the main reason people get into a medical career. They want to help people and be able to see the difference that they are making to someone life. Whether it’s simply listening and understanding someone’s problems or performing a lifesaving operation someone in a medical profession has the ability to make a difference.
  • Highly Recognized Field – Because medicine is recognized globally it gives you a wide range of career opportunities across the world. Some people find this particularly attractive if they are looking to emigrate and establish careers elsewhere.

CON’s

  • Income- Now you would probably expect to see this in the PRO’s however unless you are extensively educated in your field of work you will find that a career in medicine isn’t as highly paid as you would imagine. All them protests don’t happen for no reason at all.
  • Long Hours- It’s definitely not a secret that a career in the medical industry can include long hours that often include night shifts, this is one of the things that is often considered a downfall to any medical career.
  • Long Education-  Although it’s very rewarding to become educated in this line of work it can take a serious commitment to the amount of time it can actually include. If you don’t enjoy education and don’t want to be learning right through your career, then this isn’t a field to become involved in.
  • Responsibility- Some people thrive with having a high level of responsibility however if you struggle with this then a career in medicine definitely isn’t for you. You will often probably on a daily basis be involved in something that has some level of responsibility. At the end of the day, you are dealing with people’s lives.

These are just a few of the PRO’s and CON’s that you can expect from a Medical career. Do you have any others to share? Please leave them in the comments section below.

Starting A Successful Music Career In 2019

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Whether you decided to try to make your way in the world of music this week or you’ve been at the grind for years, all musicians are in the same boat. It’s hard for creative people to make their way in the world, but this is certainly the case in the music industry. The market has become so competitive because it’s easy for people to make music. DAW software is cheaper and more accessible than ever (some music software is free), so there’s nothing stopping people from getting started. But how are you going to stand out? Whether you’re a brand new artist or you’ve been at it for years, it’s hard to get ahead. Even those who have tasted success can struggle to hold onto it. In this article, we’ll talk about the things you need to consider if you want to start a successful music career in 2019.

Figure out what makes you unique.

If you want to do well in the music world then you need to adopt a little bit of a business mindset. Of course, the goal is to avoid draining all the excitement out of your career because creating music requires a degree of passion and creative freedom. However, you do need to develop a personal brand for yourself in the same way as any other entrepreneur, so you need to think about your image and identity in that sort of manner. You need to figure out what makes you unique in terms of your sound and your presentation. You don’t need to be eccentric for the sake of being eccentric. Take a look at bands such as Radiohead; they dress in a casual manner, but their music is the thing that makes them stand out.

So, what’s your USP? If you’re making rock music then why should people listen to you rather than the thousands of other rock bands out there? If you’re a rapper then how are you going to stand out? Are you just going to use the same trap beat as every other aspirational hip-hop artist out there? You won’t come up with a fresh new sound straight away. Even the most successful artists of all time started out sounding pretty similar to the musicians who influenced them. It’s all part of the creative process. You have to learn by creating. As time goes by, you’ll start to find your sound. You could consider vocal school to try to develop a stylistic identity for yourself and learn to adapt to a variety of different singing styles. It’s important to learn to be flexible if you want to be unique. Many artists stand out because they pull influences from many different places rather than simply sounding like artists from one particular genre, for instance.

Develop a strong work ethic.

The rise to the top might seem effortless from the outside, but artists don’t just emerge from nowhere. It takes years of grinding to reach the top. It took a lot of rejections and a lot of failed attempts for many of the world’s most accomplished musicians to reach the global platforms they have today. Don’t trick yourself into thinking it’ll happen quickly. You need to develop a strong work ethic if you’re going to start a successful music career in 2019. Maybe you’ve been trying to “make it” for years, but you’ve only been dedicating a small amount of your time to the cause. You need to be committed if you’re going to get anywhere. Take the time to make yourself visible and get your brand out there as well as working on your music itself. As explained in the previous point, you need to adopt a business attitude if you want to make it in this tough industry. Keep grinding, and make sure you only do it because you love it. That’s the key to making music which sounds good. Take the time to hone your talent.

Are You In Need Of An Exciting Career Change?

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Sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck in a bad cycle. It happens to us all. We don’t always intend to find ourselves on the wrong path – even temporarily, but it can happen. And when it does, it can really bring you down. However, the trick is to recognize that you’re not doing so well, to then do something about it. Because it’s okay to have a blip or to admit that you’re not happy, but then you need to make changes to get happier! Because you only live once. And when you’re in a career that you do not like, you really need to take action. If you’re bored with work and you lack stimulation, then maybe something exciting is what you need? Let’s take a look at some of the options you may have for that.

Something Active

First of all, you’re going to want to think about shaking things up and being a bit more active with your life. Because we spend a lot of time working and if you really don’t like sitting behind a desk all week, then getting a physically active job could be perfect for you. Maybe you should be thinking about doing something that allows you to use your body and experience different things.

Something Helpful

Or maybe you want to be helpful to others? Do you want to know that the work you’re doing makes a difference? Do you want to help others and improve their lives? Or even save them? Then maybe you want to look into nursing options or how to become a flight paramedic or even how you can become a teacher? When you’re helping others, it can be so much more rewarding for you.

Something With Great Benefits

The next thing that might be of interest to you, is a job that comes with some great benefits. Because if you’re doing a tough job or even a job that you love, it’s really great to know that you’re being fairly compensated for it, or that you get some great perks that reward you for your hard work.

Something With Travel

Or do you want to travel more? If so, perhaps it’s the time for you to think about moving into a career that is going to allow you to explore the world, travel around, and learn more. Not every job has to be based in one office or location, so spread your wings and see what opportunities may come your way.

Something For Yourself

Finally, it may even be that you actually want to do things for yourself. Sometimes, working for someone else or for a company isn’t always ‘the dream’ not is it something that you want to do forever. If you’re someone that has always loved the idea of working for yourself to starting your own business, or even going freelance – then why not do it now? Or soon? Because this could be the kind of change that you’ve been waiting for. And then, you may find that your career does get so much more exciting.

Take The Leap! How To Successfully Change Careers

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Stuck in an unfulfilling and uninspiring job? Are you ready to take the leap into a new career journey but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list to help you take some of the anxiety out of starting a-fresh and get you well on the way to successfully changing your career.

Fine-tune your CV

Cover letters are a necessary evil. While they can be tedious and time-consuming to do, they really are the best way for you to showcase your skill-set and sell yourself to your employer. Although it may be tempting to send out a standard blanket text CV, it is something recruiters really dislike and may see your resume heading straight into the recycling bin. Use your professional profile as a way to familiarize yourself with the job description and what the company is looking for in a candidate, then use this information to clearly demonstrate why you have the correct skills and expertise that makes you the best fit for the position.

Back To School.

Heading back to class may be the right decision if you are thinking of making the move into a new industry. While it may seem daunting – especially if you graduated years ago, putting the time in and investing in your career is bound to pay off. It gives the green light to employers, signaling that you have been willing to gain the industry-specific knowledge that you need and that you are taking your transition seriously. Thinking of getting a diploma in Costume Design or itching to tackle an IT apprenticeship? There’s a wide array of choices to be found online and you can choose a course that best suits your lifestyle.

Get Out There And Network

When you’re looking to transition into a new role, it’s sometimes useful to reach out and meet people face-to-face. Networking can seem daunting, but with many of today’s vacancies being exclusively recruited from inside the company first, it may be worthwhile if someone within your industry can put a face to the name. This is also a great opportunity to meet some key-players and schedule informational interviews. These informal interviews are a less-pressurized way to meet those within your industry, learn valuable tidbits and glean some helpful advice from those who are already where you want to be.

Gain Some Experience

Volunteering in your chosen field can be a brilliant way for you to determine if the new career path you’ve chosen is actually right for you. While everything may look good on paper, there’s nothing better than experiencing what a typical day in your new career will look like, in real life. It’s also an organic way to build relationships with other people within your industry circle and make a name for yourself before applying for a full-time job.

Do You Know What You Career Has In Store For You?

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Your career can be such a funny thing. You won’t always know what you want to do or what the future holds. You may not even be thinking about it just yet ether. Sometimes, you’re thinking more about the day to day life and doing a good job today. And you don’t always want to think ahead to what could be or what might be. Yet in doing so, you are likely to find that you kind of stay still. Because you’re really not able to move forward unless you know where you’re going to where you plan to go. And this is why you have to think ahead.

If you’re an ambitious person and you really want to think about getting to a certain place, then you have to plan it out. You have to know what kind of steps you might want to think about taking in order to get to where you want to be. Maybe it’s a career change that you want to do? Or maybe you want to think about getting a promotion? Or even going solo? So let’s take a look at what you might want to do here to take your career to the next level.

Analyze Where You Are

First of all, you’re going to want to take a bit of an objective look at where you are right now. Because you have to be really clear about where you are starting, if you’re going to work out where you want to go. So really know where you are and how your role fits into the bigger picture.

Decide What You Want

And now, you need to work out what you do actually want. Think about the career choice that might feed you the most. To some, this will be something that you do to change paths and move into a career that you know you love. However, it might be just thinking about the more senior roles that you want, or how you’re going to be able to climb the ladder. So really get serious here and think about what you want.

Think About Your Strengths

The next step here is for you to take a look at your strengths. Some people will know these like the back of their hand. But not all. So if you’re trying to start selling yourself, you need to think objectively and identify your strengths. Know what you’re good at and what you can bring to the table. This can often help you to work out what sort of direction you might want to take your career in next.

Work On Your Weaknesses

And then from there, you will want to think about where your weak spots are. With this, you are going to find that you perhaps not suited to some roles. Or, on the plus side, you will then be able to take a look at your weaknesses and then start to improve them. This can then help you to both grow in your career and as a person.

Learn More

You want to grow in your career, right? So now, you have to do more. Learn more. Take more on. You cannot grow unless you are growing. So do you need to take a course? Read? Meet new people? Just make sure that you are pushing your knowledge and experience to the next level.

Boost Your Skills

Now, you may know that when it comes to your resume, that you need to stand out. Whether you want to get ahead in your company or be noticed by another company, think about the skills that will allow you to do this. Maybe you want to look into CPR certification training or learn a language? Really look into the options that will boost your skill set for the industry that you’re in.

Start Your Own Thing

From here, you may even be thinking about starting your own business – so why not try this? Maybe you want to think about starting a side hustle so that you can get more experience or knowledge to help you get ahead in your career? Or, do you actually want to go freelance or start a company? If so, then you just need to give this ago and get started in the spare time you have – otherwise it will never happen!

Network More

Next up, you’ll then want to think about getting out there a bit more and meeting people. This can seem really intimidating to some, but it’s one of the things that can open a lot of doors for you. So start networking with people in your industry. Getting your name out there and getting into conversation can allow you to do great things, so just start and see where it might take you.

Do More

And then, you have to absolutely make sure that you are going the extra mile in your career. It’s essential that you are doing more or pushing yourself to stand out. If you want your boss to notice you, or you want your business to stand out, then you absolutely need to make sure that you’re going above and beyond here. If you can shine, then your advancement may be guaranteed.

Put A Plan In Place

The next thing that you’re going to want to do at this stage, is consider what kind of path you might like to take. And sometimes, you have to think about the actual steps you’re going to take. Sure, you won’t always be able to carry out a career plan to the tee. But, you will want to be thinking about what you need to do to get a promotion, or to even climb to the ultimate position.

Jump Ship

Maybe what you need to do to grow and get ahead in your career, is to move over to a new company. Sometimes, where you are now, there isn’t room for you to be able to grow or progress, then you have to look elsewhere. Think about the different companies or industries that you could move to. Because sometimes, you may find that you can take your experience and apply it to a completely different niche, because the role is largely the same!

Make A Change Today

And then, as a caveat, if you do want to make a career change then you need to think about doing this right away. Because, you are going to find that your career will just stay the same and stay exactly as it is unless you make those steps today. So do you need to get more education? Do you need to get some experience by working in the evenings or at weekends? Or do you just need to start building a business on the side? Make sure that you just get started, to be sure that you can make this change as soon as possible.

Finally, you will absolutely want to make sure that you’re thinking about how you’re going to be able to take some of these ideas and make them work out for you. And the good thing is, you really don’t have to do everything – you can pick out the steps that apply to your career and how you can grow in your industry.

And then, all that’s left for you to do is to take that first step. Think about what will put the wheels in motion. Then do the first thing that will allow you to propel your career in the way you want. So good luck, and happy career growing!

How To Get Started With A Career Change

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In the past it was the norm to go to college, get a degree and then work in the same career for the rest of your life until you wanted to retire. However, we’re now in a different economy and culture shift where more and more people are deciding against going to college for their education, and even if they do, they’re not necessarily staying in the same career for the long term because they want to move around and get experience in different fields and also do something that they’re truly passionate about, so if you’re currently considering a career change, then in this post we’re going to share with you how to get started with that.

Think about what you want:

As children we’re often asked what we want to be when we grow up, but as adults it’s just assumed that once we settle in a career that’s what we’re going to do forever and that it’s what we really want, but more and more we’re seeing that this isn’t the case, so instead of just settling in a job because that’s what life circumstances forced upon you or because other people said that’s what you should do, then before making any further changes, it’s time to decide what it really is that you want.

Identify your skills:

Nowdays we have greater skill sets than ever before, and the reason for this is because we’re exposed to so many different things through technology, so for example, maybe you’ve been working in the legal field your whole life, but are finding that you’d like to use your skills in marketing and SEO to work with an Search Engine Optimization agency like SEOEXPLODE instead. The thing is, moving careers may seem like a drastic thing to do, but in actual fact it could be great – especially if you have transferrable skills that could allow you to really position yourself in a niche area and focus on that.

Decide how much money you need to live on:

Whilst money may not have anything to do with your reasons for wanting to change careers, it’s just a part of life and your job, so if you’re going to be switching jobs, then make sure it’s not going to leave you worse off financially. The best way to do this is by understanding the value you bring to a company and also being able to sit down and crunch some numbers to work out how much you actually need to live on per year and then determine what you can accept as a minimum salary based on this.

Take action:

Of course, all of this is great, but if you’re not actually taking any action to find a new job and get things moving, then it’s going to just remain a good idea, so it’s really important that you know what your plan is and start moving towards it by taking the required daily actions, such as updating your CV, contacting companies, and looking for jobs, etc.