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Career Transition Programs
Dissatisfaction with your job can lead to unhappiness in life. What should you do when your job turns out to be less than you expected?
With the amount of jobs available in the market today in every field, career transition is no longer a thing to worry about. With the right career transition program, you will be able to find a job that is suitable for you and makes you happy.
Three Options to Consider When Making a Career Transition
1. A New Career in a New Field
This type of career transition requires the most work. You will have to start fresh and obtain knowledge about the new field you want to pursue. Do your research and find ways to develop the skills you need (training, certifications, courses, etc.) or ways to apply the skills you already have to a new line of work.
2. A New Job in the Same Field
If you are happy with your field but unhappy with your job, perhaps it is time to transfer to a new position. This is easier than transitioning to a new field because you already know about the field you work in — the key companies, the suppliers, the vendors and maybe the key people. You might even have a network of valuable contacts who can help you transition smoothly to a new position.
3. A New Company in the Same Field.
This is the easiest career transition to make; simply find a company similar to the one you work for that offers the perks you feel your current job is missing. Do extensive research on companies in your field to find the one you would be happiest at. Your work experience will likely make you an ideal candidate to them.
Evaluate the factors that are causing you dissatisfaction in your current position. If these factors are related to the company itself, you should try transitioning to a different company.
If the factors are related to your current position, it might be best to try another role at your company. For example, if your job doesn’t offer many opportunities for advancement, you could move to another position with more upward mobility.
If the factors are related to the field you are in, then it may be time to search for a new career. While this undertaking will be a challenge, there are countless career options available. You just have to find the best one for you.
Joining a Career Transition Program
When you have decided to find a new job but aren’t sure exactly what to look for, joining a career transition program is a wise choice. A career transition professional will do a complete assessment and provide you with the job options that suit you the best. Once you choose a career option to follow, they will guide you every step of the way and make sure you get a job that fits your needs.
The First Step
The first step is self-analyzation. A career transition professional will help you, but you should also complete your own evaluation of yourself. This evaluation should include the reason for your unhappiness in your current position, your short-term and long-term goals, and your interests, strengths and weaknesses.
Discovering the reason for your unhappiness in your current job will help make sure you don’t make the same mistake again. Once the problem has been identified, the solution may be as simple as switching companies rather than beginning a whole new career.
Your personal and professional goals are important to consider when seeking a position that will keep you motivated and happy in the long run. Your interests, strengths and weaknesses are also significant factors in finding a job that will satisfy your emotional and intellectual needs.
Once you have finished your self-analysis, compile a list of potential jobs that fit your criteria (leave out any that do not interest you). The jobs on your list will be your next step in pursuing a satisfying career. Arrange them according to your preferences; put the most desirable positions and companies at the top and work your way down. This way, even if your wildest dreams prove to be unattainable, you should still be able to land a job that makes you happy.
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