If you decide to re-position yourself, what considerations will be necessary? We divide this topic into two parts. Today, changing your career – part one. Tomorrow, part two.
Note: Only embark on a career change once you have a fully-conceived and updated self-brand. And match this self-brand to new career opportunities you pursue.
Insights into Changing Your Career – Part One
Why People Do Career Relaunches
First, we look to observations from Amanda Augustine, writing for The Balance:
“Before you decide [to embark on a new career], it is important to take the time to evaluate your present situation, to explore career options, to decide if your career needs making over, and to choose a career that will be more satisfying for you.”
“There are many different reasons why people want to change occupations. Of course, it’s a personal decision with many factors involved. Joblist’s Midlife Career Crisis survey reports on the top five reasons people change careers: Better Pay — 47%. Too Stressful — 39%. Better Work-Life Balance — 37%. Wanted a New Challenge — 25%. No Longer Passionate About Field — 23%.”
“The Joblist survey reports that most people were happier after they made the change: Happier — 77%. More satisfied — 75%. More fulfilled — 69%. Less stressed — 65%. In addition, the people who change careers were making more money. Survey respondents who changed careers for better pay earned an additional $10,800 annually compared to their previous positions.”
Also, see the following steps for a career reinvention from The Balance.
Presentations on Relaunching Careers
Next, we turn to Joseph Liu, who focuses on career relaunches.
To begin, here is an entertaining — yet very informative — animated YouTube video on the seven stages of career change.
In addition, Liu offers the Career Relaunch® podcast, which features about 70 podcasts. To access the site, click the image. In addition, below is one recent podcast on Handling a Crisis with Liya Dashinka. It relates to the coronavirus.