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5 Tips To Making A Successful Career Change

career changeAs a one-time banker turned recruiter, I know some of the challenges and obstacles faced when making the big decision to change career. Here are 5 tips that helped me on my journey to career happiness!

  1. Skills Matrix

First things first, what are your skills and what do you enjoy most about your job? I found a skills matrix helped me with this question. It allowed me to see my key skill set. From that I picked the things that brought me the most job satisfaction. When researching job roles, I looked for jobs that required these skills.

  1. The CV

When it comes to your CV, it’s not a case of one size fits all. Create a CV blueprint, outlining your skills and career to date. This can be tailored to suit each position you apply for.

  1. Do your homework

Research companies and roles that interest you. LinkedIn is great for this. A job spec can only tell you so much about a role, whereas with LinkedIn you can get real insight into roles by reading about them from the horse’s mouth.

  1. Play the field

Meet with several companies. You don’t have to take the first offer you receive. I was determined to find the right fit. And that meant more than just the right salary. For me it was a combination of things: the role, the people and the culture. Know exactly what it is that you’re looking for, and get it.

  1. Give yourself time

Set yourself realistic goals. This may not happen overnight. Prepare yourself for some hard work and probably a bit of stress. But trust me, if you get it right, it’ll be worth it!

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