How to Try Out a New Career

April 14th, 2015

Congratulations! You’ve decided that you want a new career. Launching a new career or venturing out into a completely different field is exciting, but it can also be extremely overwhelming. Here are some tips on easing the process.

Attend Networking Events.

Attending networking events is a great way to meet people who can help you on your journey to a new career. You will want to attend networking events in your new field of choice to maximize your efforts. For example, if you currently work in advertising but wish to change your career to public relations, attend several public relations networking events. While at these events, be sure to ask the people you meet how they got their start and if they have any advice for you.

Research Career Path.

With any new career, there is going to be a career path you should follow in order to achieve your goals in a timely manner. You should be aware of this career path so you know if you’re hitting your goals and what you need to do differently to achieve them.

Meet with HR and/or Staffing Agency.

Meeting with professionals is a good idea when you’re trying to change a career. We highly recommend meeting with a staffing agency, because they will be able to tell you what job is appropriate for you when you’re transitioning into your new career. They will also be able to help you figure out which steps you need to take next in order to be successful.

Plan Action Steps.

If you’re serious about trying out a new career, you’ll need to plan your action steps. This includes figuring out how and when to make the change, assessing whether or not you will need any extra education, and seeing if you have any existing connections in your new field you can utilize. With a bit of planning and dedication, you should be able to start transitioning to your new career of choice in no time at all.

Looking for a new career? Contact Olympic Staffing. We can sit down with you and help figure out which job would be a good fit for both your transition period and long term as your new career moves forward.

 

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