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Are you Changing Careers?

Making a Career Change

If your career is going no where and you no longer get any satisfaction from your work, or the job market for your field has taken a nosedive, it may be time to make a career change. If you are thinking about a career change, the info below can help you with your transition.

Decide Whether to Make a Change

There are reasons why you would and also why you wouldn't transition to a new career. Making a career change can be an overwhelming task and it may feel like it isn't worth it. But in the end, you may actually end up much better off. You could end up with a career that is moving you in the right direction -- forward. How do you know if a career change is the right thing for you? We can help you make an informed decision. If you do decide it's a good idea to move forward with this transition, make sure you do it right.

Such an important stage in your professional life usually means investing both your time and money. As with any investment, it's important to be informed before you proceed too far. Before you make a career change, here are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success. Before you begin thinking about a new career you have to decide whether you actually need one. You may just need to find a new job. This is also a challenge in itself, but certainly simpler than an entire career makeover.

We can help you make the right choices when it comes to which path to take.

Choose a Career

Once you've decided to make a career change, you then have to choose which field/industry. This is not unlike choosing a career for the first time, but now you'll have the benefit of approaching this task with some experience. You know what you do and don't like about your current job. Hopefully by now you have a better idea about what you're suited to as you now have work experience and skills. All of this will prove useful as you make your career choice. We can help in choosing a new career/job and have it all done under government funding.

Plan Your Career Change

You've chosen a career that looks promising and now you are ready to take the next steps. That may mean getting additional training either in the form of a degree, diploma, certificate, additional coursework, certain licenses, etc, or work experience. Before you go off haphazardly, put together a structured plan that includes both long-term and short-term goals. It will make your transition to a new career much easier.

We can help you with a Career Plan Template and how to populate it correctly. For help in this area, our qualified and professional staff will:

We operate on a Continuous Improvement Program, whereby our services are never "set and forget", but continually refine to improve. For more information click here to get a quote, or call us on 1300 366 104 to chat with one of our friendly staff.

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