A career change can be a scary prospect. It means putting yourself out there, learning new skills and potentially facing rejection. However, if you are determined to make this change and willing to do the work it takes, then you can make it happen! Here’s how…
Take the time to network.
Start by making a list of people you already know in your desired new industry. If you don’t have any connections in this chosen field, that’s okay! You can still use this list to start building relationships with people who work in different industries.
Next, reach out to them and let them know about what you want to do next—but be sure it comes across as genuine. You want these individuals to feel like they can trust you without feeling like their boss or client might soon be calling on them for help with their new project.
Don’t just ask for favours—offer up something in return! If someone helps you build some skills through networking opportunities (like taking courses or organising events), offer up some advice or insight into their business as well. This will keep the relationship balanced and reciprocal, which will make both parties feel good about working together on future projects.
Research what jobs are available.
Make a list of what you want to do and research what jobs are available.
There are many sources that can help you with this, including online job boards and social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook. You can also ask family members, friends, or even your current employer for advice on finding a new job in another industry.
Talk to as many people as you can about your career change.
Talk to as many people as you can about your career change. Even if you have a general idea of what you want to do, it’s important that you get different perspectives from people who have experience in the industry. Ask friends, family and co-workers for their thoughts on your decision and what they would do if they were in your shoes. You’ll also want to talk with potential employers or others already working in the field so that they can share their experiences with someone else making a similar transition.
These conversations will give you insight into the type of role that might be available in this new market, how long it takes before someone is able to progress within an organisation and other useful details that are hard to come by unless you’re actually involved yourself. While there won’t always be one right answer for everyone looking at changing careers—even within one profession—it’s important not just because it helps narrow down options but also because speaking with others who’ve gone through similar transitions will help build confidence when tackling certain challenges along the way.”
Ask for help.
In order to transition into a new industry, it’s important to ask for help. The people who are most successful in transitioning are those who have an open mindset and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance when they need it. You can look at other industries and see who is doing what you want to do, whether that be consumers or businesses. You can also leverage your network of friends, family and colleagues for insight into what has worked for them in their own careers within the industry. If you feel like your boss might be able to provide some useful information on how they became successful within the industry, then don’t hesitate to reach out!
Don’t be afraid of your past experience.
Don’t be afraid of your past experience. It’s a part of you, and it has helped shape who you are today. A lot of the skills you’ve acquired in your previous roles are transferable, so don’t think you have to necessarily start from scratch!
If you’re looking to transition into a new industry, it can be hard to know where to start. However, with these five tips, you can make the process much easier for yourself!