What to consider before a big career change
Making a big career change can be an extremely daunting prospect. There are so many things to consider – from your current skills and experience to the potential new opportunities available to you. And if you’re not sure what you really want, the task can seem impossible!
In this post, we look at the key factors you need to consider before making your move. Whether you’re actively considering a drastic career change or just want a little more information in a just-in-case kind of way, read on for some helpful advice.
What are your goals?
Before making any major career changes, it’s imperative to sit down and consider your personal and professional goals and your long-term ambitions. The more detailed your answers are, the better.
You also need to consider why you want this change. It may be that you’re simply unhappy at your current company, in which case a change of job instead of an entire career overhaul may be just the ticket. Whichever route you choose, be sure to give it careful thought and planning – a hasty decision could cost you dearly in the long run.
What skills do you need?
Do you currently have the skills necessary to qualify for the new role you have in mind, or will you need to complete a new course or degree? And if so, do you have the resources to handle that?
Even if you’re switching to a related field, there may be new technologies that you’re unfamiliar with. Before you leap, research the industry and identify any gaps in your skillset. Then, create a plan for how you can cost-effectively close those gaps.
What are the growth prospects?
Do you have a clear understanding of the growth prospects of this new role, and is it worth the risk of leaving your current one? Following one’s passion may be brave, but does this new role have enough growth potential to provide solid financial support? Secondly, are there viable career opportunities where you currently live or are you open to relocating?
Before taking the plunge, ask yourself if the new position is a good fit for your skills and experience and how the move will impact your personal life. If you can answer these questions positively, it may be time to start packing your boxes!
Louth Self Storage can help you make space for all of your belongings while you transition into your new career. Give us a call on 01507 327008 or pop into our branch to learn more about our self storage options – we are happy to help you get started on this exciting next chapter in your life.