Making a significant change to your career can be a serious move. Here are some of the things you should consider when trying to work out where you want your career to head.
Before you change direction in your career it is important to assess your current position, as this will help you to determine where you want to go.
You should think about:
When you have determined your current position, consider where you want to go. If you are interested in a specific job, you should research it. This can be done by talking to people already doing the job or consulting with professionals in our technical and professional networks.
Once you know more about the job, aim to assess your skills and competencies. You can do this by making a list of your general skills and your technical skills. Think about whether you have any transferable skills. If so, are they your strongest skills? Are there any gaps in your skill set? You can use our online professional development system, Career Manager to help you analyse your competencies.
Other questions you may ask yourself before making a change in your career include:
Use all this information to create an action plan. This will allow you to monitor your progress as you work towards achieving your new career goals.