A Career Change isn't as Scary as you may think

Have you recently been thinking about that career move you’ve always wanted to make? Well, we are here to tell you it’s not as hard as you may think! 

Here are our tips on how to make your career change: 

Assess your skillset.

Take a look at your skillset and knowledge; what are your strengths and weaknesses? Many skills are transferable and are not limited to a specific career. Once you understand your strengths, you can build upon these as they are the key to your success.

Transferable skills will be one of the most important assets in making your career change, especially in a new industry. They are important as they can make the difference between success and failure no matter what the profession. Transferable skills include:

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multitasking
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Technical Skills

All the transferable skills are interconnected — for example, good verbal skills require listening and critical thinking skills to process incoming information accurately. 

Understand your Personality.

What type of person are you? For example, are you an assertive individual that likes taking control of a situation, or do you enjoy analytical tasks and detail? Discovering your personality type can assist you in securing your next role as you can play to your strengths in the recruitment process. There are many free personality profiles available online for you to use.

It’s all in the Research.

Do your research into your desired career path. This may seem obvious, but doing plenty of research can help you identify what you need to do to secure your dream role. In addition, you’re more likely to succeed in your career by matching your skills and knowledge to those required by a future employer.

Start Learning.

If there are gaps in your current skillset for your new career choice, then start learning and acquiring the new skills needed for you to progress. This may seem daunting, but many courses are available, and learning platforms are easily accessible for you to broaden your knowledge.

Use a recruitment agency. 

Having the right people guiding you through your job search can make all the difference in finding the right role. We have great relationships with top employers here at Recruitment Direct, giving you exclusive access to their jobs. 

We want to help you find your dream job; Recruitment Direct has years worth of experience within our team. The great thing about using an agency is that we are the ‘middle man’ sending your CV and arranging interviews. We have an excellent variety of current vacancies in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire across various industries and at all levels. Contact us today on hello@recruitmentdirect.co.uk to see how we can help you.

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