Strategies to help you transition into a new career
If your industry seems to be in decline or subject to more swings in demand than in the past perhaps you want to consider a career change. Perhaps you have a real passion that lies elsewhere to give you a greater sense of personal achievement or satisfaction. Perhaps you want a less stressful environment.
If you've found yourself out of work, or you simply haven't enjoyed your last
few jobs, or are uncertain what direction to aim for you might want you might want to try LiveCareer.com, a free-and informative online
personal assessment tool that takes only 15 minutes.
LiveCareer helps you identify your
unknown talents and skills, and then matches them to jobs and careers you may
not know you're well suited for.
Changing careers is easier in earlier life. You may have to go
into a junior position, on lower pay, and work your way up. Employers may doubt
your resolve to build up and lack of experience. Passion and commit can over
come these obstacles. Your work experiences are more than just a chronology of
the positions you have held. Tell what you accomplished in each role and
demonstrate how you solved problems.
-The local job centre may advise on what funding there is for certain
training, although if you are well qualified in one field it may not be possible
to get grants to train up in an unrelated field. If you don't ask you wont find
Last updated 3rd March 2009