How a New Career Can Help You Find Your True Passion

Four tips in finding a new career path

Did you ever realise that your “dream job” was far from your expectations?

In a survey by “88% of Filipino professionals are considering making the switch to another industry altogether, simply because they want to find “the best job”. Some respondents revealed dishonesty about their job descriptions prior to signing their contracts.

Most of these employees want to challenge themselves professionally to find more purpose. Lack of motivation can hinder your personal and professional growth.

When passions start to burn out, it’s time to find a new career path. In this article, we’ve put together tips to help you get started.

Learn About Your Field of Interest

Making the switch to a new career means diving into the unknown. The first step is to learn about your new field of interest. It’s a major life decision which requires thorough research to get essential information when choosing a new career.

Take note of these key points when researching your field of interest:

  • Know about the roles and responsibilities of your field of interest
  • Read online job descriptions to understand employer expectations
  • Learn about the job title’s average national salary and companies offering them

After learning about your new field of interest, take a small step by applying for job opportunities which don’t require additional training or experience. Update your resume to reflect your skills related to your new industry of choice. Sending personalized cover letters increases your chances of receiving interview requests.

Consider Your Current Financial Situation

Debts can kill professional careers, and it’s always best to assess your current financial situation before considering a new career path. The first step towards good financial health is by settling debts.

In fact, some HR Professionals include credit checking in their vetting process. Rod Griffin, Senior Public Education Director for Experian, explains that “They want to be sure you’re managing your own well.” He adds that credit checking by employers is also part of the verification process, “They’ll use the credit report as another way to verify that you are who you say you are.”

Create a Strong Professional and Personal Support Network

A strong professional and personal support network is important when changing careers. Your “circle of advisers” can give you career advice to help you make sound decisions. Your social network can help you find career leads related to your passion.

Always keep tabs on key people who helped you. Provide them with feedback about your new career and seek advice if necessary. Your support network will always be there for you when the going gets tough.

Before Leaping into a New Career, Think Twice and Analyse

You already learned everything you need about your new career path, assessed your current financial situation, and established a strong support network. However, you need to stop, think twice, and analyse. Making hasty decisions may lead to unforeseen consequences. If you’re in doubt, always seek advice from your support network.

“Sometimes continuity masks our talents and hides other routes to a better life. This is your opportunity to take the road less travelled.” – Manny Villar

Changing careers and finding our true passion is indeed difficult and scary. It requires you to change your perspectives and acquire new skills. Your passion to explore new ideas and concepts will help iron out any wrinkle life throws at us. Choosing a new career path leads to being satisfied and passionate again.

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