Have you lost interest in your current career or is your company downsizing? Have you found something that interests you a lot more than your current role? Sometimes people want to change their careers but they have no idea where to start. Read our list of essential steps you should consider before moving forward.

  1. Decide if you really need a career change
  2. Do some research about the skills and knowledge you have and see what careers other people with those same skills have built
  3. Use career tests to find out what professions fit your personality
  4. Make a list of occupations to explore
  5. Explore the occupations on your list
  6. Narrow down your list
  7. Conduct informational interviews
  8. Set your goals
  9. Write a career action plan
  10. Train for your new career
  11. Learn how to land your dream job
  12. Apply for jobs
  13. Quit your current job after you land a new one

If you want to land a job outside of your field fast, read the book Take the Leap: Change Your Career, Change Your Life by Sara Bliss.


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