For many, part of their New Year’s resolution of improving their lives is getting a better career. Some professionals decide to jump ship due to the lack of good opportunities, and others state minimal benefits, low compensation, and lack of recognition as reasons why they want to change their career path.
With that being said, regardless of the reason why you want to make a change, we are going to take a look at some ways to successfully change your career path this year:
Focus On Effective Job Search
If you are planning to change your career path, start by looking for a new job. A new career path can be significantly different, so you can be more flexible in choosing a job. The new job doesn’t have to be identical to your current job and the most important factor is that you are qualified for the new job and it is what you want. It can be a brand-new field for you, but you still need to be confident with your decision.
Improve Your Resume
You may not have adequate experience in the new field, so you need to focus on general or transferable skills. Improve your resume and emphasise on these new skills. Some basic professional skills, like computer, accounting, and leadership can be applicable in your new career path, regardless of the industry type.
Build Your Network
If you want to be successful in your new career path or a different industry, it is often necessary to set up a new professional network. Start talking with a professional in your preferred industry and put him/her in your network. It is a good opportunity get advice from experienced professionals in your new career. You will learn how to rebrand yourself, learn new skills, and choose a proper educational programme. Nurture relationships with these new professionals and they can introduce you to many new job opportunities. Choose a soft-sell approach by showing to these professionals that you are a competent and committed individual.
Prepare For Interviews
During interviews, you need to have adequate knowledge about your new industry and your preferred career path. Be prepared with questions that interviewers ask and make sure that you can answer them correctly. Even if you are in a completely new industry, it doesn’t mean that you lack the skills or knowledge to perform effectively. Show the interviewer what you have and how you can benefit the company. A hard-sell approach may convince the interviewer that you are the right candidate for the job.
Contact Tempest Resourcing
To learn more ways to stand out in the jobs market in times of COVID-19, contact Tempest Resourcing today and speak with a job recruitment specialist who can answer any questions you might have.
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