Ringing in the New Year means a lot of resolutions, many of which may have been recycled from the past years. While most of us are focused on finding ways to become healthier, lose weight, look for the right partner, or make a business move, some have our eyes glued on making that big career change in 2020.
There are some who make the process look like it’s a walk in the park, but a lot of people find it hard to even get started with it.
Think Long and Hard About This Decision
First and foremost, a career change is not just something you decide in an instant. There may be a lot of reasons for wanting to shift to another work – toxic colleagues, unsupportive boss, lack of growth, or low pay.
This big career move may have been a long time coming, because you simply don’t see yourself with the company for the long haul, or may have been brought by a sudden event like a rift with a co-worker. Either way, you need to weigh out your options and ultimately decide whether you really want this to happen.
Know What You Want to Do
Leaving your job can be a breeze but what happens next is what’s actually terrifying, especially if you have not planned out the entire process and done your homework on which company you want to join next. Sometimes, the best option is to follow your passion and do what you really enjoy.
Given that you don’t get the sense of time passing when you do what you love, the same principle can also be applied when making a career shift. It can be difficult to find a job that you may enjoy but it will ultimately be worth it.
Challenging Yourself and Overcoming Your Fears
A career change means getting out of your comfort zone and realizing you have to make hard decisions. Nobody can say that you will be successful in your next chosen path but if you feel stuck in the rut, undervalued, or unappreciated from your past job, then you may be wondering what life is like outside your current job.
Sometimes, you may become so comfortable with your job that everything becomes a boring routine and you’re not experiencing the growth you need to move up the career ladder, which is why you need to challenge yourself. Apart from this, it also pays to know the horizon out of your comfort to overcome your fears.
Believe in Yourself
Career shifts can happen to anyone, regardless of their age. As such, it pays to have confidence and focus on enhancing your skills instead of your insecurities. That way you’ll have more room to grow instead of feeding in the negativity.