Ten Common Career Change Mistakes
- Investing money in further education without being sure you’re pursuing the right career.
- Quitting your job without having a plan.
- Changing careers altogether when you’re burnt out; you still like your work but dislike your current employer.
- Making a career change because you “should”, or for the money/benefits.
- Limiting your networking to the people that are in your close circle of friends.
- Choosing or changing careers based solely on family advice or expectations.
- Going on interviews for your new career without crafting a new resume or personal marketing message.
- Jumping at the first career option that’s offered to you, out of desperation.
- Deciding on a path without exploring all the possibilities and identifying your true interests, abilities, and work values.
- Investigating a longer-term career change, including possibly schooling, without also considering solid financial planning and advice to see you through the transition.
What’s the biggest career mistake you’ve seen, or made?