Changing careers is more complicated than changing your old pair of socks. People change careers for different reasons. It could be as a result of change in goals, some core values. With career change on the rise, some have attributed it to more choices and opportunities, especially for those with drive, talent and ambition. Whether the job is unfulfilling or you just need a new challenge, here’s a checklist before you defect.
Evaluate your job satisfaction
Keep a journal of your mundane job activities and consider the good, bad and the ugly. Assess your dissatisfaction carefully, is it genuine or reactionary? You have to be honest.
Have a plan
Identifying your new career path doesn’t mean you will get there. You need to have a well worked plan and execute it to perfection. Set measurable goals and reward yourself when you achieve them.
It’s a whole new phase so your old skills might be inadequate. You will need to invest a considerable amount of time and sacrifice. While on your current job, keep improving on your skills in order to facilitate a seamless transition