Things to consider when you want to switch careers

Switching careers is a huge step to take, especially if you’re in a senior position, so needing some guidance is only to be expected.

Before you take any steps to switch your career, you should first look at each of your individual, transferable skills and rebrand them to suit this new path you’d like to take. You can then devise an action plan with goals and milestones to help keep you motivated and ensure you stay on track. 

From there, you might want to undertake some research into the role you have in mind and conduct things like shadowing, informational interviews, volunteer opportunities and freelancing in order to get a better understanding of what your desired career path is all about.

This is important so that you are fully-prepared when it comes to what will be expected of you – it can also give you an edge over other candidates when it comes to interviews, and will give you experience you can refer to. 

Other options include going back to school or participating in further training. Similarly, a career coach can help you make all of the right moves and evolve your career into something you alone might not have been able to foresee.

Career transition coaching explained

City CV’s Career Transition Coaching helps you navigate this landscape. As your confidante and sounding board, your coach provides expert, practical and emotional support. Following an initial planning session with your dedicated career coach, together we define your aspirations, overcome barriers and articulate your brand. A personal blueprint guides you through your career transition with practical support, tools and advice to maintain momentum, ensuring the time and energy you invest in your job search delivers.

We can ensure your search is at its most productive with targeted strategies to help you reach the right people. You will deepen your understanding of the hiring process and learn how to access today’s online, offline and hidden job market. Additional interview training will boost your ‘buyability’. Career Transition Coaching contains everything you need for success in one convenient package.

One-to-one career transition coaching with City CV

We believe that in order to achieve your optimum outcome, you need to work with the best.

That’s why we invest in qualified professionals who offer the industry expertise you need. With deep knowledge of a range of sectors, our experts can save you time, effort and disappointment.

If you’d like to access the skills and expertise you need to take your career to the next level, enquire about our career transition coaching service today.