The Finer Points of Changing Careers
In this section is the collected advice of Bright Hub’s top career experts about how to actually make the change. The first article covers planning a change, choosing your career, and deciding whether you need more education.
If you are motivated to make a change in your life, will a career change satisfy those motives? How quick and easy will the change be, and is it really the right time? You can stay focused and make your goals happen; get to know what situations or people in the company can further them.
Many people don’t want to change companies, but they do want to move up the corporate ladder. Whether you’re experiencing the discontent of a career that’s going nowhere, or possibly the restlessness of midlife, think about how to approach a career change—competing with people again, competing with younger people, and planning for a transition.
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder." Reading the essay on being successful in a rat race will remind you of your job’s importance, and if you don’t buy that you can get ideas for working smarter. We also have tips for avoiding the rat race, and if your new job will involve relocating, take a minute to consider the socioeconomic logistics of a career change vis-à-vis your new home purchase.