Learn what to do to change careers

The profession is very important for us to be able to consolidate a professional career and to achieve success, and consequently, the personal satisfaction of doing a job that we enjoy and feel useful with. But there are times in life when we feel we need to change the career path of our career. When this time comes, it takes a lot of thought to make decisions and make new paths.

Right Management Career Transition Director Matilde Berna explains that anyone who wants change profession You need to identify the cause of dissatisfaction and analyze your own career. • Sometimes dissatisfaction is not in what we do, but in the environment in which we work in relationships with people or especially with leadership. In this case changing jobs or posture may already improve the situation.

If the desire to change of profession If it is real it is necessary to make a search of which activity will really bring you satisfaction and meaning for the professional life. It is important to be something that you enjoy and have the ability to do. Then you need to prepare for this change and gain knowledge for new profession. At this stage you can take a new degree, take technical courses or even an MBA with the new focus, it all depends on your improvement needs for a new area.

Don't just stay in the theoretical part. Research the market, target companies, talk to people in the field, and expand your contacts. “Try to expand your networking a lot, including being part of networks composed of people from the same activity”, explains Matilde. Personal branding expert Vanessa Versiani indicates that she should be attentive to the events agenda of the area she wants to perform. Do you always attend events with business cards? revised and consistent with your new career goal?

Of course, in the search for a new placement, the curriculum will lack aspects such as experience in the profession. To circumvent the lack of experience, invest in grounding and think about the differential. • Research the activity, the company, and the business you are entering and think strategically, ie what would make a company hire someone with no specific experience? In this case the profile and potential become important ?, stresses Matilde.

• If there are points that can be enjoyed from your experience so far, great. If not, is it possible to create such points by generating situations that give you such an experience ?, says Vanessa.

Try to make detailed planning for this change. It is important that from the definition you make a well-structured planning. Define the time, actions and investments required. Put this planning literally on paper, evaluate possible scenarios, and get organized for decision making ?, warns Matilde.

Set deadlines for the activities needed to reach the goal of the new profession, set aside money to cover course, book, travel, and even visual changes. "The skills required of a financial executive are different from those of an executive who acts on sustainability, for example, and her appearance should reflect her talents and goals," explains Vanessa.

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