Recently we have been subject to the headlines of significant job reductions being the focus of Queensland Government. More and more people are finding themselves faced with uncertainty and possibilities of redundancy.
Tempting as the money is, and your dream to go on a long vacation, away from the trials and tribulations of the work environment, reality is, the money only lasts for so long. The commitment to a mortgage, school fees and ongoing costs means that most of us must continue to work.
So how do you make that transition from working in government or working in an organization that you have known forever to the world of the great unknown?
As frightening as this may be, a career transition can sometimes be a blessing in disguise and an opportunity to make positive change to your career. It all depends on how you approach it. Of course you can fight and resist change, and most of us do this for a period of time. But how about working through this resistance and then allowing yourself to explore the open door ahead of you.
Take advantage of this moment in your life and honestly ask yourself, do I love what I do? Whether you answer yes or no, it doesn’t matter as you have just been given a huge opportunity to make what might be the biggest change in your life. It is important to remember the skills you have gained within your career can be used anywhere, and that there are opportunities for the future.
It isn’t so much about the job but more about leaving what feels comfortable and what you know. Taking you out of your comfort zone. It is exploring the unknown, which can make us hesitate when making a decision.
Why not take advantage of coaching and support outplacement services. Yes there may be a cost, but aren’t you worth it. It is these very services that will help you see this moment as an opportunity to review your career and take on new challenges. Lets face it, most of us would have been reluctant to embark upon this journey, while employed under the safety net of permanent employment.
Preparation is the key. Evaluate your options, identify your best opportunities, create an outstanding resume, use social media and learn to interview effectively. This takes time, planning, commitment and effort on your part. You cannot expect that this transition will occur without speed bumps on the way.
We are here to help you navigate your way through this new world of opportunity, contact us to discuss career transition psychological testing, career coaching, creating a red hot resume, using social media to find employment opportunities and tips for preparing for that dreaded interview.