Many people find themselves stuck in a job that they don’t enjoy and worse still has no income potential. It can be quite demoralising when you find yourself living to work instead of having the means to enjoy life when you are not doing the job you are employed to do. You might find that if you are in this situation then your chosen career is stifling your income potential. But now is the ideal time to really think about what you want and how you can make that change moving forward. I wanted to share with you some of the things you could consider to help you make that change.
Make sure you have an up to date resume
One of the first things to think about would be to ensure that you have an up to date resume. This means that you have all of your latest job information on their, your previous earnings and reasons for leaving older jobs, as well as all the relevant skills and experience you have gained. You might want to tailor your resume to ensure that you highlight what skills might work well with different jobs, especially if you have a career in mind or an industry you would like to work in.
Think about how much you want to earn
The next thing to consider would be how much you want to earn. This is important to know where you are at and how much you could potentially like to bringing home each month. This might be an aspirational figure or something realistic, but ensure you know what you want before looking for alternative jobs.
Consider a complete career change to get what you want out of life
Often when it comes to our jobs, they can be something we end up doing just because we don’t have the choice. Many people have no idea what they want to do when the leave school, and just end up doing something that pays the bills. However, it is never too late for a career change, and this might mean going back to study something like an engineering management masters or something more specific to the industry or job role you are going to get. Accepting that you may need to retrain could help open up more opportunities for you in the future.
Research potential jobs and businesses
You might want to spend some time researching potential jobs and business ventures to ensure that you are looking in the right places and that these sorts of jobs are achievable. Research can help you, especially if you find yourself getting an interview, as you can learn more about the business or company. This can show initiative to a potential employer.
Are you interview ready?
Finally, are you interview ready? Taking the time to improve your appearance and also practice potential interview questions can help you when finding yourself in an interview. This can also give your a surge of confidence when needed.
I hope that these tips help you make that career change.