Search This Blog

Monday, March 21, 2011

Job switching: What you need to do before you take the plunge

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." - George Bernard Shaw

Switching careers is no doubt challenging. Throwing away all that you have worked for, to pursue hitherto unknown territory is no mean task. It takes a great deal of hard work, determination and perseverance along with a well thought out game plan to get what you want.

However, you must know exactly what you want and to what length you will go for it. Firstly, distinguish between a job change and a career change.

Being unhappy with your current job because of your equation with your boss or peers or a measly salary does not call for a career change. The solution may lie in a job change.

Switching a career refers to a shift in job profile. It can mean switching sectors based on the same skills or it can mean a completely different profession.

An example of the former is a public relations professional switching to copyediting books (the basic qualifications and skills required are similar) while the latter will be like a banker becoming a chef. Either way you have to think really hard, invest time and energy before taking the plunge. Never be impulsive. Consider the following before switching:

Skills and interest
Groundwork required
Way ahead!

Read Full Article @

No comments:

Post a Comment