Are you an educated or a skilled young professional, more importantly, a female professional who wants to transition to a new career? You are not alone as thousands of young professionals are jumping into new careers and fields due to the lack of exposure that they are getting from their current careers.
Transitioning to a new career is not that difficult as it looks, especially if you are not getting proper exposure to the experience that you should gain in your career to move forward.
But before switching to a new career, there are a few things that you should consider while looking for an option for transitioning to a new career. Some of them are:
5 STEPS TO TRANSITION TO A NEW CAREER
- Considering your options.
- Growing your network.
- Polishing yourself and learning the build and industry skills.
- Tweaking your cover letter and resume.
- Preparing for the interviews and questions relating to the new career.
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CONSIDERING YOUR OPTIONS
It is hard for the females to adjust to the working environments, especially if it’s the job that does not fulfil their dreams or goals. Before jumping into a new career, it is better to rethink or at least know the why behind the transition. They should know if they are unsatisfied with the job, unhappy or simply do not enjoy it.
Moreover, it is also recommendable for the young professionals to have patience and take some time to unleash and learn their true potential and to build industry skills so that they can know where they best fit in the industry. Visualizing is the key to a successful transition. Make sure you know where you can best use your industrial skills and where would they be the most rewarding.
GROWING YOUR NETWORK
The first and important step to transition to a new career in any field is to build networks and to build contacts in the desired industries. The people in your network list can shower you with good advice while your transition to a new career. More importantly, they can introduce you to assistant managers and people who would love to recruit you. Moreover, by keeping in touch with them, you can always know about the open positions in your desired industries.
LEARNING THE INDUSTRY AND BUILD SKILLS
Before leaping into a new career, stop and research about the required set of skills in the desired industry. Do you have those skills? Mostly young professionals have good software skills but average hardware skills. If you are looking to transition to a new career where hardware work is more, it is better to research and learn about the set of skills that you might be helpful in your career choice.
TWEAKING YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER
Nowadays, the resume and cover letter tell your professional story, especially if you are an experienced and capable young professionals. While transitioning into a new career, you must tweak and update your cover letter and resume. Do not forget to mention what you can bring to the table, what you can serve to the industry as a professional individual, by highlighting your experience, your industrial skills and etc.
PREPARING FOR THE QUESTIONS
Suppose, you finally get lucky and changed your career path completely. You even got a job in your desired field. But you need to be ready to face the most difficult questions of your life. Be prepared for the interview questions. You need to have a valid reason and a good explanation for the sudden potential career change.
Career transition can be a long and a weary process, especially for young female professionals as they are new to the career ethics and processes, but, it is not impossible and your hard work can pay off as soon as you land into a desirable post through your quick career transition. It is better to consider your options first so that you can get a more rewarding position in the end.
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