A career change or even simply changing jobs is one of the biggest and most risky decisions that every worker will make at some point in his or her life. Making a quick leap can often lead to failure and disappointment. It is therefore important to prepare appropriately for the change and do some serious career planning before you even make the transition. Before you get too excited and make that big career leap, consider the following career change mistakes and ensure your career change success.
For career changers, LinkedIn is a great venue to advertise your expertise. It has more than a hundred million professionals signed up worldwide in more than 140 industries. Business professionals from all types of businesses, even Fortune 500 companies, are using LinkedIn.
Are some people really born to succeed? Is success achieved through pure luck? No! Success is not a birthright. Success comes to people who have the right attitude – the winning attitude. Here are some common characteristics of people who successfully made a career change.
Do you want to retire from the rat race? Do you want to make a significant change in your career life by working on something you are passionate about? Now is the time!
Is fear stopping you from pursuing a career change? Is the thought of breaking into a new industry daunting to you? Have you been doing the same job for the last twenty or thirty years and would like to do something new but the idea of leaving your comfort zone terrifies you? Yes, a change of career can be daunting but you should never use fear as an excuse to deprive yourself of the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career.
Have you heard the popular saying “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Do you believe that passion is all you need to make a successful career change? To be totally honest, I’ve not known a single person who’s been successful in his or her business who did not have passion for what they are doing. In the first place, why would you be doing something you don’t like? Why waste your time? Passion keeps you moving forward even through challenges. Passion motivates you to succeed against all odds.