Turning a Career Change into a Positive Life Transition

In Uncategorized on April 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

My most recently article, posted on the New England Job Show offers advice for those who find themselves unexpectedly facing one of life’s many curve balls. In order to take advantage of a career change, your goal should be to embrace it. With the right attitude and approach, you can turn the most negative job change situation into a positive life transition. Here are a few tips:

1. Look at the positive. Focus on what you didn’t like about the job or career you are leaving and consider how a new job or career could better meet your current needs, interests and lifestyle.
2. Assess yourself. Remember that you are constantly changing. It’s important to take time to look at who you are NOW. Evaluate your current skills and abilities. Use the free self-assessment links in the Winning STEP™ STEP Resource Guide to help you rediscover yourself.
3. Explore careers. This is the perfect time to consider alternate careers or revisit careers you once dreamed of. If you are making a change anyway, you might as well investigate all of your options!

You can make the most of your career change if you take a deep breath and choose to step up to your future!