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Career Transitions: 4 Preliminary Tips That Will Get You on the Career Path
By Hallie Crawford   
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Last edited: Monday, January 29, 2007
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007

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Not happy in your current job? Thinking about making a career change? Dynamic lifestyles and an uncertain economy are just two of many reasons to consider a new occupation, or even an entirely different field than the one you're in now. Trust me; as a career counselor who has helped many people reinvent themselves professionally, I can assure you that you're not alone!

Career Transitions: 4 Preliminary Tips That Will Get You on the Career Path to Success!

by Hallie Crawford, MA, CPCC

Not happy in your current job? Thinking about making a career change? Dynamic lifestyles and an uncertain economy are just two of many reasons to consider a new occupation, or even an entirely different field than the one you're in now. Trust me; as a career counselor who has helped many people reinvent themselves professionally, I can assure you that you're not alone!

Maybe you've seen some layoffs at your company and "the fear factor" has you searching for alternate options and wanting more satisfaction out of your work. Perhaps you crave a more flexible work situation, one that allows you to balance home and career more effectively. Whatever your circumstance, one thing's for sure: you're unhappy or unsettled in your current job and you want to do something about it.

When you start to get the itch, it's time to make an assessment and begin to set early goals. You may wonder, am I really ready for a career transition? How can I best prepare myself for a change? But even before you delve into the components of a satisfying career, it helps immensely to cultivate a healthy and positive mental outlook. People who are successful at making a change are the ones who are willing to overcome their fears, doubts and insecurities in order to make it happen. You, too, can be one of these people…

Keep these preliminary tips in mind before forging ahead on your path to a more fulfilling and rewarding career!

1. Commit yourself to making a change.

Something that is incredibly important to any change you make in your life is your level of commitment. You have to be committed. How committed are you to finding a career that fits, on a scale from 1-10? If it’s not at a 10, what do you need to do to move it up the scale? The time to ask yourself key questions is now. Do your research, so you know what questions to keep in mind. Contact a career expert who can help you become reacquainted with your goals and dreams. Explore career websites. Take personality tests. You will find that the more time you invest in career opportunities and self-discovery, the more committed to the cause you'll become.

2. Learn to overcome obstacles.

To be successful in changing career paths, you need to learn to overcome obstacles you will encounter along the way. The obstacles I see time and time again for people wanting to make a career change are: not knowing what to look for in a job (so they take one that is “good enough” that they don’t truly enjoy) and negative beliefs--not believing they can successfully make the change. With practice, you can retrain your mind to see past perceived limitations, which are only a figment of your imagination anyway! With sufficient self-exploration, you will be able to pinpoint the exact qualities of the ideal career for you... and even the characteristics that you don't want in a career.

3. Get support.

I was able to very successfully make my career transition into coaching in large part because of my own coach. She helped me create my plan, remain positive, move forward, identify what I wanted to do and learn to overcome obstacles. I’m being honest when I say: It really helps to have support from a group or a coach to remind you to stay positive and focused. My contact information is below if you’d like more information from me.

4. Claim your life.

My last thought for you... is to claim your life. There never is a perfect time to make a drastic career change, and you can always come up with excuses/reasons not to. You do need to take some kind of risk and perhaps step out of your comfort zone. The key is to minimize the risk and be smart about it. Get support from a career coach like me or someone else who can provide solid guidance and the resources you need to move ahead with your plans.

If you have any questions about making a career change, discovering what type of career best suits your skills, or determining the key components of a career that fits, explore my website details below and then get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.

All the best for a rewarding and fulfilling career doing what you love!

Copyright 2006 Hallie Crawford, Authentically Speaking. All rights reserved.

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Reviewed by Mark Carroll 5/28/2008
I enjoyed reading this, I am a career counselor in the Navy and I am currently brainstorming careers I am interested in. I have invited or solicited recommendations from my trackers and anyone who has recommendations, I will be identifying options through the month of June on my AD site.

If you would like to occasionally drop in I am at www.ad.com/sonarman

or feel free to contact me with questions. I will be reviewing more of your work.



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