Is work making you feel tired and bored? Or the fact that you might be working in an industry which has limited job scopes and wage stagnation frustrating you? Well, it’s never too late to transition to a new career. It doesn’t mean you have to start from the bottom; rather your previous experience will help you in this process.
If you are sceptical about making a career change after 30, don’t fret. A national study shows 82% of people over the age of 45 decided to change careerss. There can be a million reasons why people switch their jobs. Maybe you wish to go to college, you may have outgrown your previous job or you are a mom who has dedicated her life to her kids but want a change.
It is challenging but not impossible to switch jobs. We are hoping the tips we have listed down for you will give you the final push you need.
Before quitting your job, it is advised that you do in-depth research on the new career path you want to choose. Leaving your current job for another one is risky business and might leave you unsatisfied. Do some reality testing by talking to people and interviewing those already in the field you want to go in. If possible, it would be a good opportunity if you could volunteer or shadow someone for a day to find out what the profession truly is like. You will end up getting a better idea of the new job.
The average person tends to change jobs 12 times on average throughout their career. Hence, staying positive is advised. This might be easier said than done but staying focused on your goal is crucial. Positivity and perseverance is critical and employers value those people more who are enthusiastic, confident and have a good outlook on life.
Once you figure out a solid plan for your future and the requirements needed for the job, it’s time you figure out your pitch. It is a very important part of the process as it is used for interviews, applications and networking. There can be a job opening which will require you to articulate why you are the perfect person for the job. You should be able to link and include your past job experiences to the new job opening and how it will be beneficial for your career.
If you belong to any organization and there are networking opportunities in the area, you should attend them. Even if you feel uncomfortable at first, in reality you will be building connections which will help you in the future in getting jobs.
Life is too short to feel unhappy with the job you are doing. It is never too late to go and explore your options. It might require starting off with small steps but you will reach there.