Taking the next step
When to take the next career step
Changing your job may sound like a daunting process, but we
believe that changing jobs or career path can enhance your
experience and broaden your knowledge and skills.
If you're not feeling satisfied in your current job or you're
simply after a change in your career, then it might be time you
took the first step. However, don't rush into it. Take the time to
explore your options and follow these tips to make your decision
- Why do you want to change career? Ensure you are changing jobs
or careers for the right reasons.
- Make a career change plan. Know where you are taking that next
step and be aware of the work that may be involved.
- Recognise your current skills that are transferable. This will
give you a head start when searching for your new position.
- Explore the job market and your options. Think broadly about
the potential opportunities rather than limiting yourself to
similar careers or jobs because you may end up doing the same
thing, just in a different place.
- Think ahead when looking for the right role. Consider whether
there is room for growth. Will there be additional training?
Taking the first step towards a new career
With the economy still recovering, the only way to land your
dream new job is by being proactive, showing enthusiasm and
Networking and meeting new people will be vital to lead to
potential work. Plus meeting people who are happy and successful in
their chosen career could further increase your motivation to make
that big move.
I head up the Construction, Civil Engineering and Mechanical and
Electrical Division in Leeds for the Yorkshire and North East
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Taking the next step
If you're not satisfied in your current role, or looking for a change of career, then it may be time for a fresh start. However, don't make that decision without reading our guide.
Many careers require specific qualifications and skills, and employers want candidates with a wide range of generic skills; from teamworking and problem solving to planning and communication.