Once you have decided that a career change is definitely the way forward, there is still a lot you need to consider. Unless you already have a lot of the relevant skills for your new career, you will probably have to start building your new career from the bottom again. This will mean a more junior position than you have been used to, with lower status, pay and levels of responsibility.
Be sure that you not decide to change career direction simply because you are dissatisfied with your current job –there need to be positive reasons why you want to change tack. Remember that investing in your career education means investing in your own abilities and skills, and this is one of the biggest decision you will make in your life.
Sometimes is necessary to talk with a career consultant or career adviser, who can facilitate your search for a new career, who you can bounce ideas off and help you focus your ideas with the benefit of their expert advice.
There are many commercial career consultants operating, but also local government-funded careers advice centres where you can meet a career adviser and access other services. Career consultants should not be confused with recruitment consultants, who find suitable candidates to fill their clients’ vacancies. You will not receive objective career advice from a recruitment consultant.
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