From the experts at CareerAlley
Is that sound you hear the sound of your career clock ticking away? Do you feel like you are in “the wrong” job and worry that you will not be able to transition to “what you really want to do”? You are not alone, this happens to many people. Sometimes the job is “not as advertised” or maybe you just took the wrong job. Maybe it has nothing to do with being in the wrong job, maybe you are in the wrong industry and you are looking to make a switch. Whatever the reason, you think that the longer you stay in that job, the harder it will be to make a move to something else. The good news is that this is not necessarily the case. I’m not saying that it will be easy to switch careers, but it is certainly possible. Okay, you’ve made your decision, so what’s the next step?
- Career Choice or Change – This list of resources, from about.com, provides a whole range or resources to help you either decide a career or to help you make a change. There are links to resources such as “career change quiz”, “How do I choose the right career”, “six reasons to make a career change” and more. At the top of the page are several tabs for Career Planning, Choose a Career, Career Change and Career Advancement. Whatever your reason to make or consider a career change, you can find information to help you on your way.
- 10 Career Change Mistakes to Avoid – If you’re going to make a change, then you really need a plan. This article, from quintcareers.com, provides a few tips so you too can avoid the pitfalls of career changes. In addition to ensuring you have a plan, there are additional tips like don’t change your career just because you hate your job or ensuring that you check all of your options. So, in addition to knowing what to do, you should take a look here and make sure you know what not to do. Oh, and while you are on the site, don’t forget to check out the related articles at the bottom of the page.
- Change Your Career in Seven Easy Steps – What more could you ask for, seven steps to changing your career. There are some good ideas here (like joining the professional society that covers your new career). Each step is followed by a short paragraph and I’m sure you can find additional information on these topics on the internet. There are some career related links on the right hand side of the page.
- List of Average Job Salaries & Salary Comparisons by Career – Well if you’re going to make a career change, then you might as well pick one where you make lots of money (not that money is everything, but it helps). This link, from Careeroverview.com, provides lists of careers on the left hand side of the page, with salaries by occupation on the right hand side of the page. Take a look, this may help you decide what you want to dough (I mean do).
- 25 Worst Jobs to Have In 2010 – Hopefully your current job is not one of the 25 on this list. On the flip side, this gives you the opportunity to pass on these job types as well. That being said, I’m not sure I really agree with the statement (and the jobs). Many of these jobs are (in my opinion) are great jobs to have. So, click the link on any of the jobs and you will have some of the information you need to help you make your decision.
Good luck in your search.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
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