Looking For a Career Change? Tips to Get Ahead
You Are in Control of Your Career Choices
Every now and then people come to me and ask, “What do I do? How do I get there? and what are some of the issues involved?” So, one of the things I want to talk about today is feeling like you’re in control of it. The idea has come to you, you might as well act on it. Sometimes we just think and think and think and we never do anything. Be in control.
Network and Talk About Career Change Options
Take some steps such as starting talking to people, networking, find out more about what it is you’re interested in doing, and ask some questions. Consider networking even at a community college or university. Go and ask some questions to an advisor and see just what they have to offer. It might be the exact right thing for you at the exact right time. I would also recommend that you reach out to your employer. Good managers want their employees to succeed.
Set a Goal for Your Career and Skills
Also, set a goal! Set a goal that’s measurable, achievable, and something that you’re passionate about. Lastly, don’t be afraid to develop your skills. Don’t be afraid to look into what might take you to that next level and help you achieve your goals, your dreams, and your passion. It’s an adventure, go for it! I wish you all the success in the world.
Karen Williams, LIMHP is a Mental Health provider at CHI Health.