The time has come. You’re suited up and ready to go. You’ve outgrown your role, your chair belongs to an intern, and who knows what replacement they’ve rustled up – maybe another version of you, sans a few years’ experience. New horizons are looming, old clichés too, as the revolving door never stops turning and suddenly you’re the new kid again. Related: Resume Tips For A Career Change Before you level-up and continue your personal success story, make sure you have the following chapters under control – a few may seem small now, but keeping an eye on the small stuff usually reaps bigger rewards later on. Here are a few things you need to consider before you switch jobs, or change careers completely.
Every workplace has its dangers; painters are exposed to chemicals, truck drivers become insomniacs, bankers dodge paper cuts and glares, and agency animals suffer the long term effects of ergonomically challenged chairs and computers below eye level. No matter what you do, and how safe your working environment may be, very few occupations are truly adrenaline pumping. (And no, having chair spinning competitions on a Friday afternoon to the bemusement of everyone else does not make the cut.) Related: 3 Tips To Avoid Missing Out On New Job Opportunities In lieu of living a life more exciting, I have decided to compile the following list of vicarious and precarious roles you’ve never considered. Break the mold, leave the suits, skirts, and ties behind, check out three careers out of the ordinary:
The endless hunt for a new opportunity, any opportunity, plagues most of us at least once every few years, as glass ceilings present themselves and boredom staves off satisfaction. Perhaps you’re over your current role, or maybe desperation burns at your bank accounts, as life and its demands reflect your financial limitations. In the current climate, recruitment is cut throat and fast. Businesses are employing networks of old friends and friends of friends to ensure reliability and cut down costs. In the event an advert actually reaches your eyes, you’re automatically pitted against overqualified, highly experienced professionals chasing the same entry-level and mid-tier roles. It feels hopeless, but you apply anyway. When your phone blows up with invitations and possibilities, you think, I will make them like me. But interviews are not psychology lessons or manipulations. Instead, they’re a juggling act between presentation, knowledge, and motivation, knowing when to ask the right questions, and when to listen. Do you want to know more? Does the thought of HR departments and slick recruitment agencies send your nerves spinning? Relax. By the end of this piece, you’ll be ready to take on their questions and calculating eyes with warm aplomb. Here are three tips for preparing for a job interview: