Linda Gimmeson en Career Development 22/11/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +200

Your Guide to a Low-Risk Career Change

Your Guide to a Low-Risk Career Change

After doing the same thing day-in and day-out, your overrated job has lost its initial glamour and you are in the market for a new career. However, you may not be in the situation to drop everything and immediately start something completely different. Don’t worry. With this low-risk guide to shifting your career, we will help you through this transitional period to a fresh start.

Have a Plan

For a low-risk job jump, you need to plan out your every move leading up to putting in your two weeks. Don’t just quit without a plan. Keep your current job while you are looking for your new one. It’s best to leave one job after you have accepted another. By keeping your current job until you have found a new one, you won’t feel pressured to accept an offer you are not satisfied with because you need to pay the bills.

With that in mind, you need to know what it takes to land that new job. Do you need certifications? Do you need to present a portfolio of your past work? Whatever it is that you need for your new job, plan it out so you know exactly what you need to do in order to have a smooth transition.

Put in the Work

If financial security is what you are looking for when you switch to a new career, then you have to put in the work until you are ready to make the jump. This means searching for a job before and after work -- studying and preparing for examinations to obtain certifications, fine tuning your resume, and putting your portfolio together. You should dedicate as much time and effort to the process of finding a new career as you would working at your current job.

Balancing work and your job search can be a little overwhelming, but fortunately there are online programs that can help make this easier. Online training programs give you the flexibility to gain the credentials to switch to a new career while you are still working at your current job. Whether you need medical transcription training or certification to become a computer technician, online programs make shifting your career significantly easier.

Take Your Time

Making quick decisions when you’re eager to start a new job could hurt you in the long run. As you interview for new positions, be sure to consider all your options. Just as the interviewer is trying to evaluate if you are a good fit for the job, you