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Time For a Change: The Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

/ by Nurdin Budi Mustofa
The career you dreamed about as a university student has turned out to be something quite different than what you had in mind. Many people before you have felt stagnated in their current jobs, restless and frustrated over performing the same mindless routines every day of their lives; but changing career is no easy job either.

Time For a Change: The Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
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When you’ve decided to change your career, you’re going to have to deal with two sets of people. Namely, the ones who believe you’re out of your mind and are not afraid to tell you so, and the ones who’’ encourage you to take every step in the direction of change - almost like they’re hoping you’ll fall over the edge at one point.

We have found the worst mistakes anyone can make when changing career midlife, to make sure your transition is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Don’t leap before you look

It might be tempting to grab the first offer that pops up or to take a job where your friend works as they recommended it to you. The truth is, that what suits other people might not suit you at all - and it takes some thorough self-assessment before you know what you want.

If you’ve been an expert in your field for a long time and enjoy working with people, a classic move is to consider teaching or coaching. Mostly because we need the skills and motivation that people like you possess; plus, you’ll be able to use your knowledge where it’s needed without having to continue in your previous position.

Have a look at this link to read more about coaching or visit Animas life coaching courses for a detailed explanation. By all means, teaming up with your friends is a good idea to encourage you to make the actual leap, just make sure you know what you’re jumping into.

Don’t run in the opposite direction

If you have suffered your way through a position over many years and been dreaming about a new job for the better half of these years, you’re probably quite fed up. Most people who make a career change mistake have done precisely this and regret it after six months already as it wasn’t what they were looking for. In fact, they didn’t even know what they were looking for when they quit their old job.

It’s like getting out of a long-term relationship with a slob; the next time you’re out dating, you’ll be looking for someone who is the exact opposite. The chances are, after some time, that you’ll come to the same conclusion in your new relationship as you will in your new job, and you realise that this wasn’t what you had in mind, after all. Have a look at this article for an innovative and creative career.

Take some time and try to figure out what you’re looking for in a new career. Consider what you dislike about your old job and look at the skills you have; there could be other options that are suitable for you that’s not a complete opposite of your current job.

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