A change is as good as a holiday, and when it comes to your career, it can be life-enhancing. With a working life of over 50 years, it’s no surprise that you’ll probably want to change career at least once, if not more. Indeed, nearly half of us are considering it at any one time. Read on to find out the best tips our London recruitment agency has for making a successful career change.
1. What’s making you unhappy?
The last thing you want to do is jump out of the frying pan into the fire. If you’re feeling unmotivated and uninspired at work, you first need to establish why, so that you can avoid this in your new career. Importantly, this also helps you to determine if it is a permanent or temporary problem.
Evaluate what satisfies you at work and what you find dissatisfying in your current job. This ensures you are moving roles for the right reasons.
2. Give yourself time
A career change is a big change. It shouldn’t be done on a whim. Really take some time to get to know what you would like to do and determine the skills and experience you need to acquire.
If you find that your current job just doesn’t allow time, don’t be afraid to use temporary jobs in London as a stepping stone to change.
3. Get support
Making a career change can be a worrying and isolating time. You need champions and supporters in your camp. For example, if you would like to move into office support roles from sectors such as healthcare or retail, then our London recruitment agency can support you in finding the new role you are looking for.
4. Do your homework
Don’t make assumptions about a role, but actively look into what is involved. You may discover that you just like the idea of it, rather than the reality. Temping in London offers a way to try before you buy with a change of career. You can sample a number of roles and industries, gaining experience and earning money along the way.
5. Figure out if you have the skills
A huge hurdle for people looking to change careers is wondering if they have the skills. The good news is that many skills are transferable and, in the post-pandemic world, others are much easier to develop through online learning.
Ask your recruitment consultant what skills you will need for your new career. At Love Success, we may even be able to offer you free training, for example in different software.
Your London recruitment agency can help you in many ways with changing careers. For example, our consultants can help you rewrite your CV, highlighting your transferable skills and positioning you for a different role.
Let us help with your career change into office support roles. Call today on 020 7870 7177.
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