Center for Coaching Certification

Changing Careers

by Michael Deane https://www.qeedle.comMichael Deane

You studied to become, let’s say, a geologist, then after 10 years of studying earth processes for engineering firms, your job isn’t doing it for you anymore. You’re thinking of changing your career and attempting your hand at marketing. Such a 180° change seems intimidating, so you may be questioning yourself.

It is possible to make such a big career change, and the odds are in your favor. Here are some actionable tips that will help you achieve your career goals.

You Have More Than One Shot at Making a Career Change

If you think about a career change in terms of “finding your vocation” or “true calling,” you may be putting pressure on yourself without even realizing it. In fact, in this day and age, it’s completely normal for a person to change their career direction several times in their life.

So, instead, think of it in terms of what you want to do next. The key is to think about the kind of environment you want to be in, the tasks you enjoy performing, the skills you are good at (or you can work on), and the kind of people you want to work with daily.

If you are looking for ideas, you can check out career planning tools on sites such as TargetJobs and Prospects. You’ll be able to do more targeted research once you narrow it down to a few areas. The most important thing is to remember that you can change your mind.

Many coaches partner with clients exploring a career change.  The stories shared during coach training highlight how much of this is happening right now.

In the next blog are specific tips for moving forward.

 

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