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Career Change Success Stories
If you stumble upon this page for career change success stories, you are likely to be looking for a career change. Whether you are a newbie at work or a veteran, career change thoughts or even the decision to make a career change can happen.
Your habits will tell you this is a scary thought. And it is. After all, we all have financial obligations to fulfill and some of us look to work as more than just a way to make money.
Given that work is important in our lives, it is a big decision. Is there a formula to career change success? What are some of the career change success stories out there?
What are some of the things to consider when looking for a career change?
Conventional wisdom will tell you that you need to plan, think about your interests, what is it you do not like about your current work, your remuneration, your strengths and weaknesses, and so on and so forth. Conventional wisdom is not wrong. But where it differs is this:
1. Know Yourself
This is a good start, but it is only a start and part of the process to get to know yourself better. You are constantly evolving based on the experiences you go through daily. Some will leave an impact on you and make you decide on certain actions in the future. The self you know changes through experience, and this experience of seeking to change your career will also give you an opportunity to know yourself better.
I once joined a software company with a dot com as a façade in the early 90’s from the world of advertising. It was the worst leap I made, but it taught me what I did not know about myself. In considering that move, I thought my discipline and can-do attitude would see me through. How wrong I was!
Conventional wisdom says, know yourself and decide. But in reality, as we decide we get to know ourselves better.
2. Consult Others
Conventional wisdom also tells you to talk to experts, mentors, bosses and family. Depending on your attitude, you are likely to look for people who will tell you things you want to hear. Chances are even when you stumble upon people who may tell