Whether you tackle a second career at age 25 or 55, there is always opportunity to "trade up" to something you can enjoy for the rest of your working life.
If you dislike interacting with people, a career that's heavy on teamwork or customer service may not be the best choice.
Understanding your personal quirks through a combination of self-reflection, career assessment tests, and possibly even career counseling is the best way to hone in on appropriate occupations
Even if you are close to receiving a pension or other benefits, you can start to plan now for a career transition after retirement.
Changing careers does require a substantial time investment. However, remember that it does not happen all at once
Identify how you feel right now - Think about the circumstances that have brought you to this point of choice. If you feel worry or maybe confusion, let it go for the time being and move
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said - Peter Drucker
If u want to switch jobs, it's probably because u're unhappy. Ask urself, If money were no option, what would I do? Wat hobbies do I enjoy? It cud be photography, building model RC planes, cooking
Ease slowly into your new career. Take time to network, volunteer, and even work part-time in your new field before committing fully
Look beyond Monster.com, Hot Jobs and LinkedIn. Search company websites, and set Google alerts to learn what they aren't saying about themselves
Listen to the experts:You don't know everything and neither does anyone else, but there are certainly people who have more knowledge and experience than you
Don't be shy about checking in with contacts you've made. Personal referrals remain one of the strongest door openers to a job
Temp to Full Time. Staffing companies have proven, trusted track records with the employers in their markets, and they can get you in front of the opportunities that you want
Showing you are serious about working at a particular company and open to knowing what is important to be successful there will set you apart
Find balance:Work isn't everything! Sure, you have to pay your dues when you're the new kid on the block, but don't make it a habit
There is a term in the human resources world known as 'temp to full time'. Ask about this if your goal is set on a particular company, or if you want to 'learn on the job'
Most universities and colleges, as well as industries and companies, host job fairs. These are terrific places to meet many opportunities in one location
Have a plan:This is easier said than done, but if you want to realize your career goals, you really need to lay out a step-by-step plan of action
Be customer-centric. Whether your customers are internal or external, know their wants and needs, and be fervent about meeting them
Work Part Time. Many job seekers are anxious to get a full time offer; however, part time work in the right environment is often the best way to make your mark at a company.
Follow Every Lead. The time you invest in one interview can, and should, lead to the next one.
Don't fall prey to the money trap:It's easy to get stuck in a job dat pays the bills.u get comfortable in ur cubicle n suddenly it seems like too much work to go back to school for ur master's degree.
Be proactive, know your options, and find a way to fit in some fun for yourself. Only you can make your goals materialize-so get started!