What should you do if you want a career change ?

By Stride Ahead

Stuck in a job that isn’t quite you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? Switching jobs is never a decision that should be taken lightly. Before you make such a big decision, you must weigh up the pros and cons, think realistically about the careers you have the skills and experience to do, and consider when the right time to make the move might be.

A question that must be popping up in your mind right now is, “When is the right time for a career change?”

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There are lots of different reasons why people seek a career change. You might want more money, less stress, or more flexible hours, or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of running your own business or turning a hobby into a career. Whatever the motivation for your career change, there are a few telltale signs that will indicate when the time is right.

  • Your job is impacting your self-esteem
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A fulfilling career should provide a boost to your confidence and self-esteem and not make you doubt yourself or the work you do. If that’s how you feel, then it’s time to get out now!

  • You’re only in it for the money
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Working in a job that you hate but which pays well is not worth the payoff. If you get the Sunday night dread or have to buy yourself nice things to compensate for the pain of your working life, you need to make your move.

  • You’re eternally bored
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No one leaps out of bed in a desperate rush to get to work every day. We all have days when we feel de-energized and lack the will and enthusiasm to be at the top of our game. However, if you feel like that all the time, then you have a problem. If every aspect of your job is mind-numbingly dull, you know it’s time to make a change.

After reading these you now know whether you need to change your career or not, but the question now is how to choose the right career?

‘Choosing the right career for you’

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It might feel uncomfortable and uncertain, but taking the time to think about what you want will save you time, effort, and heartache in the long run. When it comes to a career change, the more research you do, the better position you’ll be in to make the right decision. However, it’s important not to get trapped in analysis paralysis and letting the weeks, months, and years pass you by.

Taking small actions daily is a great way to get the ball rolling and start narrowing down your options. For example, emailing a contact who works in an industry you’re interested in or finding out about online courses you could take to give you the necessary skills to leap are the steps in the right direction. Speaking to career advisers, talking to professional coaches and mentors, and even getting some work experience will help you cross off the possibilities and start to focus your job search. Do you feel it’s too much to grasp at a go, let me bring you a simple solution, STRIDE AHEAD does this all for you! From upskilling to a 1:1 mentorship program to helping you know your career interest areas and career personality type Stride Ahead’s proprietary framework is data-driven, research oriented, and dynamic, which means we study each aspect of your personality traits thoroughly before we map your career route. 

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You can even connect with certified Expert Mentors from the industry you’re planning to make your move to. With our holistic approach to mentorship and an impactful Peer-Mentor Networking Platform, you don’t have to worry again about your career choices again! 

To know more about Stride Ahead and book a one-time free demo session, visit-https://linktr.ee/StrideAhead

“A career change may bring a lot of stress and regret !”

To help you avoid it, Here are some quick tips for career change success!

Evaluate your current job – Take the time to understand why you aren’t happy in your current job.

Objectively assess your interests, skills, and values – Think about the careers you could be well suited to. You can avail our one time offer and take our interest + work value assessments right here, right now through this link! 

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Research alternative careers – Find out as much as you can about the industries and job roles you are interested in. Linkedin is a great resource for making and reaching out to contacts in areas of interest. 

Upgrade your skills – Identify educational opportunities that could help to bridge the gap between your existing skills and the new careers you’re interested in. 

Write your career change CV – Refocus your CV based on your new goals and write a cover letter that emphasizes your transferable skills and expresses your passion for the new company or industry. 

Wondering how to write the most impactful CV to impress recruiters?

StrideAhead has got you covered! With our Booster Plans for Mentorship, you can get the skills to write your resumes, cover letters, and Statements of Purpose in the most impressive, keyword-enriched, and noteworthy way possible. 

We also provide you with full 30-day assistance to clear out all your doubts, CV checks, and exclusive tips along with your sessions. 

Don’t miss this opportunity, visit www.strideahead.in and explore our 

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Dear reader, 

I know it’s a very confusing phase for you, but we believe that by the end of this blog you are much more clear and confident. Just keep one thing in mind, that for many people, the biggest challenge they face in their career change is inertia. They want to change, but they don’t want to risk the security they have in their current jobs and are worried about what their family and friends will think. Remember, “It’s when you start to act and not think too much that things change and you can start planning for your future!”

All the best!

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