How to change careers when you're lost


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Avoiding your career change? 4 ways to beat resistance and get going with your shift

Resistance can take various forms—procrastination, deliberation, fear, uncertainty, self-doubt—and any one or more of these can stop you taking action on your career change, says career coach Natasha Stanley. In this article, she explores the "three levels of focus that elicit resistance" from questioning whether you're doing the right thing to taking the first baby steps or diving right in to your new career. She also shares the four key elements you need to overcome resistance and build the re...
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30 free ways to find the answer to "What should I do with my life?"

Work plays a huge role in your life and you're far more likely to be successful in an occupation that you feel passionate about. If you don't find your work meaningful and rewarding, you may be feeling bored, frustrated and dissatisfied. Whether you're embarking on your first career or considering a major career shift, finding the right path can be challenging. "There's no question that it takes time and effort to find your passion, purpose, career path—whatever you want to call it—but it d...
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14 ways to gain confidence when you're at a new job and an introvert

Starting a new job is both exciting and stressful. And for some it can feel overwhelming. Leaving a job you're comfortable with to take up a new role can be daunting for anyone and it's especially challenging for introverts. Every new role, workplace, and team requires a period of adjustment and there are always ways we can be more prepared in our first couple of weeks at a new job to feel as comfortable and as confident as possible. Here, career and leadership coach Ellie Nieves how to take int...
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4 important things to consider before making a midlife career change

Although it's becoming increasingly common, a midlife career change can seem daunting. Like many people who want to leave a job that's making them unhappy, the myths about changing career in your 50s may be putting you off taking the first step towards more fulfilling work and a happier future. According to career experts however, it's never too late to switch career or start your own business. It just needs careful planning. Here, Brad Shorr shares some of the practical things you need to ...
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5 better ways to talk about the 5 most common resume gaps

Gaps in your work history can make employers cautious about hiring you, yet they needn't be a stumbling block if you address them in a positive way. Most of us have taken time off work for one reason or another. And while you must be honest about a career break, it's how you explain it that matters. "With a little foresight, you can turn a potentially tricky interview situation into a masterclass in personal branding," says Sjoerd Gehring. Here, Gehring shares his top tips for using the gap...
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20 creative ways for introverts to make money

Understanding your personality type and where you fall on the introvert-extrovert scale can help you identify a career or business in which you'll thrive. As an introvert, you may find some jobs more challenging than others. That doesn't mean jobs that are either good or bad for you and you have a limited choice. It means the best job for you is the one you love doing although you may need to find your own way to succeed in it. That said, you may like to explore some of the job and freelanc...
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How and why to take your career engagement pulse – right now

Employee engagement is crucial for business success, yet data shows no more than a third of U.S. employees are engaged in their jobs. Engaged employees are more efficient, motivated, productive, creative, and committed to improving business performance. They're also happier, satisfied in their careers, and more fulfilled. Work can be a miserable place when you've become disengaged and since the factors involved in engagement vary from one person to another, you need to identify which ones a...
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Five unexpected career resolutions you should make in 2018

Although career advancement is a year-round process, the start of a new year often prompts us think about what we want to achieve during the year ahead. If getting a new job, a raise or a promotion is high on your New Year's resolutions list, an annual check up on the health of your career will help you identify where there's room for improvement and set some goals for the year ahead. When it comes to steering your career in a better direction, Gwen Moran suggests "ditching the typical to-dos an...
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Choosing between job offers? 4 tips for making a decision

Whether you're unemployed, underemployed or discontent with your current position, the phrase 'job seeking' and all of its variants can strike fear into the bravest of hearts. The time spent searching job websites and dealing with repetitive application forms, interviews and networking, can feel utterly soul destroying. Then just when you start thinking there are no suitable jobs to be had, several offers come along at once. Having multiple options can be either a blessing or a curse, depending ...
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