How to Train for a New Career?



 
By 23 June 2013
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If you are planning to switch your career in the near future then before you start it, you ought to train for a new career.

 

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Field of education

You can only switch to those careers which are related to your field. You cannot expect to start practicing as a doctor if you have got an accountant’s degree. So first of all, list down the careers which will go with your education field.

Find the career of your interest

Once you have got the careers which are suitable for you, think about your interests, your experience in various work fields, what you liked and disliked and lastly, where you enjoyed the most working. This is a very vital act to ensure that you stay in your next switched career for a very long time before you plan to switch again.

Make a list of strengths and skills

Just having interest in a particular field isn’t enough. In addition to interests, you also need to have skills and strengths that are required for that field. If you don’t have them then it will be a bad idea to switch to that career as it will only burden and tire you more and you will soon want to give up on that career. Assessing your skills and strengths will also help you to guide yourself towards the right career.

Search for entry levels jobs

Once you have chosen your next career, look around in newspapers and over the internet to find entry level jobs in this career. This is because you will not be having any experience in that field so employers will only able to hire you in the entry level.

Research over various similar jobs

When you train for a new career, just don’t focus on career, but also research about career which are similar to your chosen career so you have lots of options when applying for the job.

Know more about the career you have selected

So now you are determined about your next career. In order to train for a new career, searching for jobs related to that career and assessing your skills and strengths isn’t enough. You have to learn more about the career. You should know what are its requirements, what sort of working method is required, its working hours, pay and all so you don’t have any regrets later on.

Test your ability

It is similar to looking at your skills, strengths and interests but testing your ability is the last step to train for a new career. It’s the final point when you will test yourself that if you are fit for the new career or not and if heading towards that career is the right decision or not.

Be ready to see new faces

For an extrovert, it is a piece of cake, in fact it is enjoyable to meet new people. But if you are an introvert, then you should start to train for a new career that you will be coming across lots of new faces and will be introduced to new people and in return you will have to introduce yourself well. Don’t be scared or change your decision. Being an introvert doesn’t mean that you will have to stick to one career all your life. Just a bit of preparation and you will be ready to face your new colleagues with complete confidence.

Don’t forget to give yourself time in order to make the correct decision. Take suggestions from different people related to different career fields and avoid jumping to conclusions very quickly.

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