Are you considering making a career change? Is looking for a new job something that you are seriously thinking about?
It's in your interest to make sure that you are doing so for the right reasons.
For example, being bored in your current job is not necessarily the strongest reason for making a career change.
On the other hand, don't be like people who ought to change their career or job and who don't......either because they don't know how, or...... they don't know what options they have for a career change.
There's no real reason why you should put up with a career, job or work situation that you hate.
Some people procrastinate in making a decision to move on. If you suffer from procrastination - get over it!
Make the decision today, right now, to move on in a more positive direction in your life.
BUT.....before making the final decision to move on, do your homework - it's called career development planning.
Take the time to evaluate your career change motivation. Think through the benefits of taking on a career change opportunity - and the disadvantages of making such a move.
If you need help in carrying out this evaluation use some of the tips outlined in how to choose a career.
This involves doing some career planning...which is basically a step by step approach to help you make the best possible decisions about your future.
We can all make poor career decisions!
For example, in my own career, I relocated my wife and four children to a completely new city, and into an entirely new career and job direction.
My eldest two, girls, were 15 and 14 years of age and at a crucial stage in high school, and socially - you know, expanding their network of friends, boyfriends etc.
As far as success in my new career? Well, it was one of my career goals to make the move, and to work in this new field.
Outcome - I learnt plenty, including that this type of work and career direction wasn't for me!
I could have, and should have made a much better decision for me and my family if I'd done some career planning.
An online survey conducted by a leading international human resources consultancy, Right Management, found these were the top reasons for people changing careers:
It's a common misconception that people are changing careers because they want more money.
According to the survey though it's 7th on the list. AND...only 18% of survey respondents said more money was their main career change motivation in looking for another job.
Some of the reasons people give for staying where they are often don't stack up when those reasons are closely examined.
Consider this - How true for you are some of the common excuses that people give for staying in their current job or career:
If some of the statements above are true for you, what does this mean?
Possibly it means that you've decided consciously, or unconsciously against changing careers.
You'll realise by now that an important part of career research is to fully understand what your options are.
You are likely to have many options for making a career change....you just need to explore and evaluate what they are.
Chances are what's stopping you from changing your career is lack of awareness of your options.
Let's help you fix this now. Get started by going to this link - how to choose a career direction.