Monday, July 13, 2009

Steps to Take Before Transitioning to a New Career

New York University career counselor Linda Stone recommends taking the following steps prior to transitioning to a new career:

  • Recognize that change is a process and that the pace of change varies.
  • Understand why you feel unfulfilled in your current job.
  • Assess your skills and achievements and figure out what you want to continue to develop.
  • Research and conduct informational interviews. Network.
  • Recognize that everyone has personal barriers and constraints in changing careers.
  • Develop short- and long-term goals with realistic objectives based on the first five steps.
Click here to read the stories of four recent career changers who are currently pursuing their dream jobs.

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