Yesterday I talked about the imortance of getting support during any transition, especially your career transition. In my new book Doing it Solo coming out in August (I’m so excited, this is my first book!), I reveal some of the tips that helped me make my career transition successful and as smooth as possible. Let’s get real, transition like this isn’t always easy and smooth. I hit a few bumps in the road and you will too. But I gotta tell ya, I would do it all over again to be as satisfied as I am today. If I can do it, you can do it. Here’s a tip from my book:

1. Commit yourself to making a change.

Something that is incredibly important to any change you make in your life is your level of commitment. You have to be committed. How committed are you to finding a career that fits, on a scale from 1-10? If it’s not at a 10, what do you need to do to move it up the scale? The time to ask yourself key questions is now. Do your research, so you know what questions to keep in mind. Contact a career expert who can help you become reacquainted with your goals and dreams. Explore career websites. Take personality tests. You will find that the more time you invest in career opportunities and self-discovery, the more committed to the cause you’ll become.

Good luck!

Hallie,
Career Services

Related Links:
Five Signs It’s Time to Look for a New Job
Finding Support During a Career Transition
Taking Care of Mind, Body and Soul While in Career Transition