6 steps to successfully change career

Each individual’s career path is personal and unique. It’s extremely rare to see a clear professional path nowadays. We are all looking for a more fulfilling and meaningful professional activity at some point of our career – a job that matches our values. 😊

Are you thinking of changing profession, position or city? Are you planning on creating your own business? Are you pondering if a career change is the right move to make? Discover in this article the steps you need to take to have a successful career change!

1st step: Take stock 

Before taking the plunge, we advise you to take stock of your current professional situation and needs.

Sometimes, all you need is to just change your work environment without taking another career path. It’s important to ask yourself this question: “Why do I want to change jobs?”.

Is it because of your manager? Your colleagues? The tasks you have to complete? The ride to the office?

2nd step: Analyze the recruitment market

If you are interested in a new business sector but you are not familiar with it we recommend you analyze it.

Try to learn more this specific field and make sure it is enough flourishing. You can look at the offers available for your dream job or discover which are the greatest recruiters and the main companies in this field, for instance.

This step can avoid you to fall from a height.

3rd step: Meet other professionals

There’s another piece of advice: meet new people working in the field or occupying the position you’re aiming for.

You can participate in some recruitment events, job and training fairs, recruitment parties, or subscribe to a newsletter specialized in some business sectors, for instance.

It will help you to ensure you want to work in this field now and to develop your business sector.

We only live once, so you might want to take the plunge.

4th step: Be humble

The fourth step you need to take to successfully change career is to be humble as you’re going to be a newbie and a beginner in a specific business sector.

You’ll need to accept the different constraints linked to a fresh new start in your career such as being paid like a junior, even if you’ve more than 25 years of professional experience and learning from your colleagues whom might be younger than you, for instance.

5th step: Develop new skills

If you want to meet the criteria of the new business sector you’re aiming for, you can do a training course, sign up for classes or even go back to school, for instance.

You can acquire new competences or develop and update the skills you already have, according to the position you want to occupy.

6th step: Consider a new position in your business sector

Why not enjoy your professional experience and your knowledge of your business sector to aim for a new position?

Considering a career development can be a good balance between your need for change and your professional knowledge.

Changing your career requires taking risks above all. We hope all of our tips will help you during this turning point in your professional life! 🤞 Do not hesitate to share with us your experience.

Check now around 3,000 job opportunities available in Luxembourg on our website. Who knows, you might find THE job you were looking for! 😉

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