Gone are the days of having a single career path. Changing careers is quite popular among today’s workforce, and research indicates this trend is only going to grow.
A career change can be a very tall order. For many, it may require going back to school, taking on debt, or sacrificing a better salary for a more entry-level position. What it may not require, however, is beginning your new career elsewhere. Here’s how:
FIND YOUR NEW GROOVE. Take an honest assessment of what you do well and apply your findings to other opportunities where you work.
BE AN INSIDER. Make connections now with power players from other departments. When an opportunity to begin your new career opens up, you’ll be in a good position to land it.
RELATE THE OLD TO THE NEW. Leverage your experience in your previous career to meet the requirements of your new endeavor.