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Career Transition Tips

Donít feel bad about keeping your day job.† The best time to look for a job is when you have one.† A new career entails greater upheaval than a new job, so you should budget more time for a career transition.† Keeping your day job gives you that extra time.† While you have a job and donít have to worry about your next paycheck, use the hours outside of work to conduct research, network, and search for the next opportunity.

Donít feel bad about keeping your day job.† The best time to look for a job is when you have one.† A new career entails greater upheaval than a new job, so you should budget more time for a career transition.† Keeping your day job gives you that extra time.† While you have a job and donít have to worry about your next paycheck, use the hours outside of work to conduct research, network, and search for the next opportunity.

Read biographies.† If you have no idea what your new career should be, reading biographies will give you ideas, inspiration, and at least one route to try.†

Conduct informational interviews.† If you have ideas for a new career, talk to people currently in that field.† People who are actually doing the job will have more insights than even the most exhaustive career research.† Find out what to expect in compensation, work environment, and job growth.† Find out what skills and personality are required.†

Start your new career before your new job.† If youíre in accounting, but you want to be in advertising, donít wait until your first advertising job before you consider yourself in the advertising field.† Read Ad Age and other advertising trade journals.† Join advertising professional groups.† Learn the lingo.† Dress the part.† If you can walk the walk and talk the talk of your new careerFree Articles, it will help you during the actual job search and for now it will reinforce in yourself the confidence that you are ready to make this transition.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Caroline Ceniza-Levine helps people find fulfilling jobs and careers, as the co-founder of SixFigureStartģ, career coaching by former Fortune 500 recruiters.†† Caroline has recruited for leading companies in financial services, consulting, media, pharmaceutical/ healthcare, and technology. She is the co-author (along with Donald Trump, Jack Canfield and others) of the best-selling ďHow the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging TimesĒ 2010; Two Harbors Press.† Visit http://www.sixfigurestart.com/ to sign up for the free e-newsletter with career tips and invites to free teleclasses.



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