At DataTech we see all kinds of different businesses and employees here. Many of them have made a career change at least once in their life. In order to make this change successfully, it’s important that you follow some of these steps below.
Asking yourself questions like “what do I want from a career?”, “Do I have the qualifications do obtain this career?” are a very important first step. Answering these questions will help you to grasp a realistic view of your goals. So sit down and start writing out some questions and answering them truthfully.
Seek advice from people you know that have made a career change. Ask as many questions as you can and try to learn from any mistakes they made. It would be more beneficial to ask people within the industry you are trying to enter, their input can be invaluable.
The chance that you will go from line worker to CEO is slim to none, so set goals appropriately. Look the corporate ladder of positions within the industry and choose a level that you can realistically obtain. But as always, aim for the stars and you just might land on the moon.
If you are trying to make a career change work, it’s best to start networking within the industry. Many industries host public events, and some even offer volunteering roles. Try to attend these events and volunteer as much as you can. It’s not what you know, but who you know.