It’s a tough thing to search for a job. Whether you decide to resign from your present job, dismissed from office, or decided to shift to a new career, what will enter in your mind next is how to land a new job. It can be an emotional turmoil for many people to search for the job they like and change a career or undergo a career transition. With the quantity of offered jobs lowering and the number of applicants increasing, career transition can truly get on your nerves. So, here are a few tips to aid you through career transition with ease.

When you look for a new career or new job, it is like venturing into business because you are making an effort to sell yourself. If you are really not into the sales process then let me tell you that if you do it the wrong way, you’ll probably find yourself searching for a job in weeks or even months. Change by itself is difficult enough to handle. And so, for the simple reason that career transition is a change, career transition can be hard and tricky. How to Create a Psychological Safety in the Workplace?

Focus! This should be the first thing you do. Then, don’t panic! This is not the time to panic. When looking for work, do not make impulsive decisions like taking the first offer given to you. In the first place, if you left your previous work because you do not feel happy doing it, then it won’t do you any good if you accept a similar work right away. During your free time, reflect on your career transition. Ask yourself “What career do you really want to pursue?”

In order to help you manage this big career transition, ask yourself these several questions: what is it that you do best; what is the thing you do that you are so proud of; your interest; what do other people commend you for; or what is it that you do that most people can’t? As you jot down your responses, write also the ideal jobs or careers that go well with those skills. This is the most vital portion of your entire career transition period. Choose the job that fits you best. Does that job include the thing that you love to do? Do you get a sense of satisfaction when you are working with it? If you say yes, then you’re moving closer and closer to your new career.

The next thing to do is to create your resume. The best format to use is the functional resume because you are applying for a career different than your previous one. The functional format can outline your skills prior to your work history. You should relate your abilities and your skills to the job you are applying for. Scan the job ads to learn about the education and skills required. Make an inquiry to your relatives or friends who are in the same line of work. Then, finish your resume. Now comes the time to look for available jobs. If you don’t get an interview or if after the interview you didn’t get a call don’t feel frustrated. Be positive and continue searching. Have patient and do your best to find that job. If you have the heart for that new career, then it will manifest during your interview.

 

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