While changing careers can seem daunting, remember that your work experience counts for more than you think.
For instance, leadership and project management skills are essential for a supervisory position. If you have sales and marketing skills, they can help you build relationships. The ability to speak multiple languages can be a valuable asset across industries, especially in global organizations.
Switching careers is both exciting and intimidating. It may mean accepting a lower salary or experiencing a period of unemployment during the transition. A new work environment, different work schedules and less time with family and friends (because of the steep learning curve) could all be things you’ll need to deal with.
Knowing that you’re in it for the long haul and have a plan to mitigate the risks can help make your career transition smoother.
Choosing or changing careers can be a daunting but ultimately rewarding decision — so long as you lay the right foundation.
University of Phoenix (UOPX) prepares students and graduates for the career paths they choose with the following: