When there is a good match between a job (with a future) and your skills, abilities, and personal preferences – amazing things happen.
Professionally – Employees become good at what they do and are often recognized for their contributions. If they have to find a new job, it is usually easier as their reputation has spread.
Personally – People who feel secure and are appreciated for the work they do are usually nice people to live with, who contribute to their community. When there is a good match between your skills and your job everyone wins!
Morgan Ebbett Career Services can help you figure out how to create your new career.
Myths about Changing Careers
~ taken in part from “Switching Careers” by Robert K. Otterbourg
Myth: Most career changers know which direction they’ll take.
Fact: It isn’t a straight line process, like getting a job. There’s a lot to explore, and a variety of options to test before taking the plunge.
Myth: A career change is a radical shift.
Fact: Who says it has to be a 180-degree shift? For some it is a seamless transition, with a new career based on a previous one and little or no additional training required.
Myth: Changing careers means starting with a clean slate.
Fact: Nothing is further from the truth. Like it or not, the work you’ve done in the past leaves indelible traces on a new career. You can usually build on your previous skills and experiences, learn new ones and this gives you a unique skill set to offer an employer.
Myth: The first step is to quit working and then prepare for a career change.
Fact: Who says the transition needs to be drastic? Try volunteering or going to school in the evening or 1 hour/week to learn new skills to smooth the transition.
Email Morgan Ebbett Career Services for more information on discovering the facts of your career transition.