Steve Jobs is true when he says, “the only way to do great work is to love what you do”. You need to ensure that wherever your career path is taking you, it’s the right one. Therefore, it is important to remember that you are never tied down to one job. If you have a feeling that the role isn’t for you, you may want to consider placing your CV onto a CV directory such as DYWAJ, so that you can start a new career path and find yourself a suitable role.
Here are several steps that you can take to prepare yourself for a new career change.
Create a career plan
Having a career plan is a great idea in reference to securing a job that you are content with, whilst also allowing time to prepare for your new role; you could even use this time to undertake some work experience, to ensure this is the right role for you.
The biggest challenge is deciding where your career path is going to take you next.
By creating a career plan, you can eliminate the chance of falling into a job that you may grow to hate.
Within this plan, DYWAJ suggest thinking through what skills you are good at and the skills you have developed; as well as noting down the types of jobs you would wish to go into and the types of jobs you wouldn’t. From this, you can then match up your skills with each job to get an idea of what would suit you best.
Make sure you improve both your CV and your LinkedIn profile
If you are looking for a new role, the Christmas break is a prime time to improve your CV and to ensure that your LinkedIn profile is job search ready.
● Improving your CV – Don’t cram too much information into your CV, as this may hinder your chances of being considered for the role. Make sure you tailor your CV so that it is relevant to the role you are applying for. Use the keywords used in the job description in order to stand out from the crowd.
New ● LinkedIn – Next up, ensure that you network with people whom are involved in your chosen sector. Here at DYWAJ, we recommend that you get people to endorse your skills on LinkedIn, proving legitimacy of your skills.
These are just a few simple ways to prepare yourself, as you choose to look for a new role In a different industry. To get started, upload your CV to the DYWAJ CV directory today!