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3 things to consider before you change your career

By: Gideon |Time : November 28, 2018, 04:58:54 AM
Do you feel dissatisfied with your current job and feel like switching to another career path? Well, there is nothing wrong with changing your career if you have a genuine reason for it.
However, before you switch to a new career path, it is important you assess your current situation, weigh your career options and go for the one you are certain would give you more job satisfaction and better pay.
Here are three things you should consider before changing your career.

1. Skills
Your skill is what makes you relevant in any career you choose and that is why it is the first thing you should consider before switching to a different career.
You need to know the minimum skill sets the new career requires of you. You also need to know if your current skills are transferable to the new career. If they are, fine, if they are not, you've got to learn.
For instance, if you wish to change from accounting to digital marketing, it is important you first gain digital marketing knowledge and skills. You can prepare yourself for the career change by attending digital marketing seminars or workshops. You can also register for online courses to equip yourself with the basic knowledge of the profession.

2. Ability to acquire the required skill
While you learn about the needed skills for the new career path, you also have to consider your ability to acquire the skills. For instance, if you're not tech savvy and the career path you're switching to is tech-based, you might struggle to develop an interest in that career.
Again, if the new career requires you to have an expensive certification, it might down your interest if you don't have money to get the certificate. This is why it's important you weigh your options before choosing a new career path.

3. Alternative career options
Lastly, after considering the skills you'll need and realize your inability to acquire them, the next step is to make a list of alternative career options you can easily get. This could be similar career paths that can serve as substitutes or totally different paths that you think match your skills.
Above all, changing a career shouldn't be all about changing a work environment. You need to be sure the job you're switching to gives you more happiness and rest of mind than the current one. You also need to find out everything you need to know about the career path and be sure it has better prospects.
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Re: 3 things to consider before you change your career

By: Gideon |Time : November 28, 2018, 05:02:14 AM
Well,changing careers is not that easy,there are processes involved and the write-up is correct about it.

Re: 3 things to consider before you change your career

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : November 28, 2018, 09:43:40 PM
Everything about this write-up is perfect, changing career path is never easy.

Re: 3 things to consider before you change your career

By: dayan (M) |Time : December 05, 2018, 08:06:48 PM
This article is rather shallow and didn't address core issues thoroughly.

The FIRST and most important factor to consider before changing careers is your income. In other words, how would the change impact your CURRENT income first, before considering the future income.
If you have an income that would not be affected, only then would it be safe to make a move.

Secondly, how determined are you to succeed in your new career?
Without a "granite-grade" determination, you may struggle in your new career. This is, of course, in addition to your natural abilities.

Thirdly, your "smarts" (your ability to learn quickly): education background (the type of education that may complement your efforts to adjust); for example, if you want to adjust from an English teacher to a lawyer, or from a maths teacher to a computer scientists, these would be easier because they have similar backgrounds.

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