Thinking of a career change, but have no idea where to begin? Everyone’s path and story of success is different. Though different, there are many common pieces of advice to help you find your way. Included in this week’s link roundup are a few articles that contain said advice. We hope you find these helpful, inspiring, and insightful.
It’s okay to stop and ask yourself if your current career path is the path you want to be on. Always choose the path that makes you happiest even if you take a few detours along the way to find it. Everyone is at different points in their career and some are fortunate to get ahead fast or know exactly what they want, and it’s okay to have a little envy, it’s healthy. Channel this feeling into taking the time to find what makes you passionate!
Once you have the ‘What am I doing’ conversation with yourself, you may have decided it’s time to change career directions. This can be challenging and scary with little experience in said industry or position. How can you land the job when you’re up against candidates that are more qualified? Well, take some pointers from this Forbes article!
Some of us are lucky enough to have great mentors right within our office walls. What happens if you don’t? Read this insightful article from the Wall Street Journal on why and how women are seeking mentors outside of their companies. Mentors are great resources when it comes to career advice and helping you find the path that is right for you.
This link is targeting the recruiter or hiring manager. Having a talent acquisition strategy in place is one of the best ways to acquire the best talent to fit your business needs. Strategies like these really help you get to know the candidate and their wants/needs. Knowing them this way allows you to decide what is best fit for them. This has become more relevant than ever for career transitioning. Candidates need more guidance than ever in this stage.
The more research the better! Always do your research before applying to a company, before interviewing, and again afterward. The more you know, the more you will know if you’re a good fit. Check out these 12 ways to research a potential new employer. This is a great resource when it comes to transitioning into a new job.
Ending this link roundup with some major inspiration! No matter what sort of life transition you are going through, these quotes will inspire you to get through it. This especially holds true when it comes to a career transition.
Are you now ready to start the journey to a new career? Have no fear because if you read these articles, you should be feeling much more relaxed and confident. There are plenty of people and resources to help you get to where you need to be! J