How to make a career change: The definitive guide

Looking to make a career change but not sure how and where? Whether you are in your 30s or 40s, this guide will give an easy to follow a process for finding, evaluating and validating new career change ideas that you can use to make your move. We know it works as the author had a career change too.

If you want to start a new career, give yourself another chance to do something new, to do it better and to do it right.

Posted Dec 03, 2018 Future Fit Training


What is this guide about? 

If you want to start fresh with a career change and you have no idea how to start, there isn’t a better time now at the end of the year, to give yourself another chance to do something new, to do it better and to do it right.

However, many people stop at the very beginning, how to find new career ideas. Where to start, how to start, which career and which service is on demand are difficult questions to answer, simply because many people do not have any idea. Many professionals only know how to do their jobs, they don't know what's out there. Other people get stuck in the so-called "analysis paralysis", they over analyse the "what ifs" and they never get started. For others, it's about feeling reassured they are doing the right thing.

There is the right approach for each of these problems. Therefore, we have written this guide for you to help you navigate through all the intricacies of looking for a career change.

We have put together a logical process to put into practice and the main objective is to find your sweet spot. You will learn the following:

  • How to find career opportunities
  • How to generate new career ideas from nothing
  • Careers to consider when looking at evaluating those ideas
  • Methods to choose the right career
  • Evaluating and validating your new career idea
  • Pros and cons of university courses, diplomas and online courses
  • How to find a job and to set up your own business

This is the most extensive guide on a career change that you will find anywhere on the Internet with 13,000 words and 66 pages of invaluable tips, effective advice and proven methods. Armed with this knowledge and tools, you will find your new career and begin another exciting journey in your life. 

Read the whole guide made of 12 articles:

  1. Introduction - making a career change? Choosing the right career path, evaluating it, validating it, to getting a qualification and finding a job, there is a lot to go through. This guide will break down the framework step by step to help you find the right career idea.
  2. How to find career change opportunities - We go through career opportunity types to find the perfect career idea to start. In this chapter, we break down 7 opportunity types.
  3. Where to look for career ideas - In this article, we will show you the 8 best places where to look for a new career idea, when you have no idea how to start.
  4. Trending careers in sport and nutrition - We have selected our top 7 careers types that are currently trending on Google Trends.
  5. Choosing a career and specialization - Once you have career ideas in mind, it's time to decide what to specialise on and to evaluate it. In this article, you learn how to choose the specialisation.
  6. Evaluating your new career move - You have chosen your career idea, now we show you which criteria you have to apply to make sure your idea of a career is feasible. We go through 10 criteria.
  7. Validating your new career move - You have done your research and you at this stage also need to make sure your new career idea is not just feasible but also successful. We show you how to test your idea before you even start your new career.
  8. University, online course, or diploma - There are 3 common classes types to acquire a certification: university, online course or diploma. In this article, we will go through the pros and cons of each. 
  9. Finding a job or building your own business - Validation is done, certification completed, it's now time to find a job or open your own business. In this article, we show you the pros and cons of both.
  10. Pros and cons of changing career in peak season - You have decided if you want to open a new business or find a job, now it's time to see which period of the year is best starting your new career. Seasonality is a very important information to keep in mind. 
  11. Final thoughts - if you read this chapter, congratulation! You have found your ideal career path and you are ready to start a new chapter in your life.
  12. Quotes from our career advisers - our career advisers at Future Fit Training share their best tips and recommendations on a career change. We have asked them some difficult questions to answer. 
  13. About the author - Luca Tagliaferro, author of "How to make a career change: The definitive guide"

 

We hope that after reading each one of these articles above, you will simply start. Taking action and not thinking about mistakes are the most important factors in a career change. 

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