When we think of the traditional career path, we see a straight line. Finish school, find an entry level job and work your way up through the company’s ranks. While this model is viable for some, it is not the path that everyone wants to follow. According to Forbes, 22 percent of Millennials plan to work at six or more companies throughout their professional lives.
Whether you are working to start your own business or are interested in switching fields, redefining your career path is a big move, but the opportunities are endless. Here are some thoughts to consider before stepping into uncharted territory:
Think About the Things You Dislike
Before deciding upon a new career path, we recommend taking a long look at your current career and what you dislike about it. Coloradoan recommends making a list of “must-haves” for your new career, an idea that will allow you to find your perfect match. Whether you are currently disappointed with your work environment or a particular task you do regularly.
Consider Your Talents
After you have made a list of your career needs, think about your strengths and biggest talents. What tasks do you enjoy the most in your current career and what activities are lacking? The more you can incorporate the things that you enjoy and are good at, the more you will enjoy the career path you are paving for yourself.
Enlist Some Help
Another way to prepare for a change in career path is to enlist some help. Especially if you are setting out on your own business venture, a virtual assistant can help to take some of the burden off of your busy days. Whether you need someone to provide office assistance, handle your online needs or manage your personal tasks, a virtual assistant can handle the day-to-day tasks that keep you up until 1 a.m.
With an extra set of hands to make sure that everything gets done, you can travel down your new career path with the confidence needed to tackle all that lies ahead.