Have you lost your joie de vivre when it comes to the work you do, and are suffering from certain ennui with the daily tasks that you perform? If you recognise this as you, then it could be time to think about swapping careers.
This is much more common than in the past when people would stay with the same company for life, and can be the perfect back to win back your feeling of work satisfaction. This big change won’t usually just happen by itself though – find out how you can get started on swapping careers.
Investigate your intended future field
Before you even start making the move to swap careers, it is so important to thoroughly investigate your intended future field in order to make sure that it’s the right move for you. If you’ve got friends in that area, then quiz them, and get snooping online for more details. In addition to this, you will also need to take a look at what kinds of skills, qualifications and experience are desirable to have. Which leads us onto…
Boosting your credentials
If you’ve realised that there are a few gaps in your work knowledge that you’re going to need for your career swap then before you even apply, it’s a good idea to boost your credentials. This could involve night school, extra training, online courses and even volunteering. Although somewhat time consuming, you should regard them as an investment for your future.
Refresh your CV
And finally, don’t forget to refresh and tailor your CV so that it looks attractive to prospective employers when you do start applying for jobs. Making sure it is up-to-date is of course one of the most important things you can do, but don’t forget to draw focus to those aspects of your credentials that’ll be a bonus in your new field.
Be prepared and organised before you swap careers and you’re sure of finding greater job satisfaction.