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Is Thirty a Great Time for a Career Change:

Are you looking at going into a different direction?
By Expert Tips
Date: December 11 2017
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Majority of the people retire at 65 years. Making a career change at 30 means working for at least 35 more years before retirement. Hence when seeking a career change, choose an area of interest that you actually like so that as you approach your retirement age, you enjoy your work. Making a career change will greatly affect your life, relationships, and health. However, the impact will be positive, after stress transition, as you move away from doing work you dislike, toward a satisfying career.

It is easier to make that career change at age 30 than age 40 or 50 because of increased responsibilities from family etc.

Figuring out Career Change at 30

Conduct a personal self-assessment, identifying your personality type, interests, aptitudes, and work-related values. Identify a list of occupations that are a good fit based on your traits. Explore the occupations on your list and gather information about it establishing facts about job duties, job outlook, earnings, and educational and training requirements. Evaluate each option and decide which careers are suitable for you. If there is, need to pursue further education, check out schoolchoices.org to get information on a given placement that is affordable and in the desired location. Make sure your earnings should cover your expenses and facilitate your lifestyle. Determine the job outlook so that you can get a job when you are ready. It is not advisable to resign from work only to be unemployed.

Factors to Consider

You should consider changing your career when you are experiencing:

  • Exhaustion and depletion of energy.
  • A strain in utilizing your skills, responsibilities, and tasks.
  • Have a feeling that you made the wrong choice
  • The feeling of boredom and emptiness that neither your salary nor work tasks can fill
  • The feeling that your talents and abilities could be used in a more creative and impactful way.

Plan your finances

Begin saving your salary in advance, for instance, five months in advance and make an investment to establish if you can survive the big move. Consider going part time until you are able to quit fully.

Research

Weigh up the opportunities and risks within your field of interest. Take a well thought out decision based on the opportunities that lead to great demand. Find out information and get experiences from the people already in the field before making that plunge, something may look lucrative from the outside but may be a problem within.

The Power of Networking

Never underestimate the power of networking. Use your network to spread information about your job search, new opportunity or venture. Use your network source for consumers, customers; market your new ventures as you cast your net to greater heights.

Take into Considerations of the Risk

A new venture will always have risks whether it is a new business, employer, and environment. Identify the risks and turn them into opportunities for growth.

Remember successful empires were not built overnight. Use your downfalls as a stepping-stone to your success.

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