Considering a career change
A change of career can be both an exciting and a daunting prospect. Many people see a complete change
of career as too risky, no matter how unhappy they are in their current roles. Others find that illness,
redundancy or relocation provokes them into reassessing their career options.
Whatever the motivation, only the lucky few get an offer of their dream job out of the blue. For most people,
a change of career takes place through careful planning and preparation.
Good planning and preparation, then, is the key. If you are even remotely considering changing the
direction of your career, you should consider your motives and the implications of such a decision. You
need to think through exactly how you can turn career change from a daydream into reality.
Some people fantasise about the perfect career, and do nothing. Others take the small, practical steps
needed to achieve their aims. As a start, Cpl offers the following list of tips to help you make a decision on
whether to aim for a career area you feel will be more satisfying for you.
Why are you considering a career change?
What do you want from life?
Know your worth
Fear of change is normal
Don't give in to peer pressure
Money isn't everything
Assess the work environment
Don’t forget the age factor
Try work experience
Changes don't happen overnight
Choose a suitable recruitment agency