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How to Change Careers and Do Something That You Love

career change Jun 07, 2022

As business professionals, we may love what we do, but there can come a time when we want to try something new. Either it is because we are burned out or because we want to find a new career that can help us to expand our minds and add another skill to our toolbelt. In either case, we would love to help. Here at Avocademy, we love to help people find their dream career, so we have some tips for how you can find the new job that you will love and how to make the transition as easy as possible.

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Pursue Something That You Love

If you are going to go through the effort to find a new career, then make sure that you are finding a career or starting a business that you will truly love. You must start by thinking about what you would like to do with your life. What do you enjoy doing now? Take some time to make a list and see what you come up with.

Once you begin the transition to a new job that you love, it is important to be patient as you go from a planning phase to making the new career a reality. You may have a lot of doubts. For instance, you might think that it is too much work to make the transition, that you are too old to start over, or that the economy is too uneven to take the risk. However, if you really want to make a change, then you must believe in yourself and go for it.

 

Consider Your Skills and Experience

Whether you have decided on a new job or you are still looking at your options, you should take some time to look inside of yourself to see what you bring to the table. First, think about your skills and strengths and see where they might take you.

  • Are you good at public speaking? Then you could consider becoming a motivational speaker.
  • Are you a problem solver? If so, then maybe consider a job in project management.
  • Maybe you are skilled with computers. Your abilities might make you good as a data scientist or cybersecurity expert.
  • If you possess all the skills mentioned above and consider yourself empathetic, you may want to consider a UX/UI design career.

There are many other skills to consider, but the point is that you should look at the skills that you have and create a plan from there. You can also list some of your skills in a search engine and see what kind of occupations come up.

 

Will You Need to Return to School or Attending a Bootcamp?

Another important consideration that you will need to make is if your new potential career will require you to return to school or complete any specific certifications. If you are switching to a completely different career, then you may have to complete a couple of continued education. If that is the case, then you might decide to go to school or a Bootcamp while you are at your current job until you graduate.

 

Starting a New Business

While some people will decide to change careers, others may choose to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. If you go this route, then you will want to put your thoughts down into a business strategy. Essentially, this plan will outline every aspect of your company, including:

  • How your company will be structured.
  • What you plan to sell.
  • How you plan to secure funding.
  • How much money you will need.
  • Your target demographic.
  • How you plan to market to your customers.

Have every essential detail in writing, and continue to follow your plan as you make your business a reality.

In the end, if you want to change careers or start a business, you need to look inside yourself and think about what you really want to do and how you will get there. If you are interested in a UX/UI design career, contact us at [email protected].

 

Author:
Gloria Martinez of WomenLed.org

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