It might have come to you in a dream, or it may have been a slow burning thought which developed over time, but if you’ve thought about changing careers one thing is for sure, it’s a big decision to make. You want to make sure it’s the right decision for you, but if you’ve already thought long and hard about it then here are some tips to make your career change become a reality.
- Volunteering or getting work experience is a great way to have a taster for your new career. You’ll get a glimpse into the type of work you’ll be doing, the kind of people you’ll be working with and the environment. It also gives you valuable knowledge and experience which will look great on your CV.
- It’s likely that you’ll have to take a step down if you’re looking to change careers. All is not lost though. Look at the skills you’ve already acquired from other jobs and roles and look at how you can transfer them to your new career.
- Anything which shows you’re keen to learn new skills and tricks, also shows you’re passionate about the change you are wanting to make. Take a look to see if there are any courses or additional qualifications you may need to help you progress. Many of these can be completed online as part of continuous development programmes.
Speak to your local Brook Street team if you’re certain of changing careers. We can help you find the best way into your new career.