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Keep a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes.
Which aspects of your current job do you like and dislike? Are your dissatisfaction...
Review past successful roles, volunteer work, projects and jobs to identify preferred activities and skills.
Determine whether your core values and skills are addressed through y...
Brainstorm ideas for career alternatives by researching career options, and discussing your core values and skills with friends, family, and networking contacts.
If you’re having...
Conduct a preliminary comparative evaluation of several fields to identify a few targets for in-depth research. You can find a wealth of information online simply by Googling the jobs that i...
Find out as much as much as you can about those fields and reach out to personal contacts in those sectors for informational interviews.
A good source of contacts for information...
Shadow professionals in fields of primary interest to observe work first hand.
Spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days job shadowing people who have jobs that interest you....
Identify volunteer and freelance activities related to your target field to test your interest.
For example, if you're interested in working with animals, volunteer at your local shelt...
Investigate educational opportunities that would bridge your background to your new field.
Consider taking an evening course at a local college or an online course. Contact profe...
Look for ways to develop new skills in your current job which would pave the way for a change.
If your company offers in-house training, sign up for as many classes as you can.
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Carefully evaluate your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs.
Know both who you are as a person and who you desire to b...
Internships and part-time jobs are an excellent way to sample a field of interest.
They provide the opportunity to perform some of the job functions, observe others work, and evaluate the “real world” workplace environment.
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Time to give serious thought to this life-shaping question: What exactly are you going to do with the rest of your li...
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It involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, or learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in....
make sure you know who is who, where they work, and how to get in touch.