With the high number of jobs available due to the coronavirus pandemic, now is a great time to make a career change. Because employers are diligently working to fill their positions, you should be able to secure highly desirable income, benefits, and perks. Working with a staffing agency can help you facilitate the process.
Follow these steps to start changing careers today.
1. Clarify Why You Want to Change Careers
Be specific about what you need to be different in your career. This may include the type of people you work with, your schedule, or your manager. Or, you may want to work in an entirely new industry doing completely different work. Narrowing down what you want gives you a better idea of what to pursue.
2. Find the Commonality in Your Roles
Think about the similarities in your previous positions. Use these commonalities to determine which other industries or types of positions may be a good fit for your skills and interests. Include your ethics, values, and goals as well.
3. Gain the Required Skills
When you decide which type of role you want, make a list of the skills needed to secure one. You can study job descriptions to see which hard and soft skills are most in-demand. Then, write down the skills you have and the ones you need to develop. Next, create a plan to acquire the skills you lack. This may include volunteering or taking an online class. Be sure to add your new skills to your resume.
4. Talk with Your Network
Let your connections know the type of roles you want to pursue. They may be able to give you advice, provide support, or suggest companies to apply to. Or, your connections could introduce you to hiring managers or other professionals in the field who may be able to help you.
5. Find an Employer with Development Programs
Look for companies in your field that offer strong training and development programs. These employers are committed to helping their staff members succeed. The programs may include mentorships, tuition reimbursement, or job rotations. The more guidance and support you receive, the better you can determine whether the career path is right for you.
6. Start from the Bottom
Beginning a new career means starting from scratch. You likely need to begin with an entry-level position and work your way up in the industry. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by working with a staffing agency. A recruiter should be able to place you in a temporary role to determine whether the field is a good fit for you. If you like the employer and the work, you may be able to transition to a full-time job. Or, you can add your skills and experience to your resume and look for another role, company, or industry that better suits you.
Find New Careers
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