It is important to remember that career clarity is only the start of what you need to make a career change. Figuring out your ideal career based on your capabilities is not the way to successful career clarity or a successful career change.
However, by listening to your instinct and knowing the goals you want to achieve, you will be able to get over what is stopping you gain career clarity and enjoy your career change.
Career Change Myths!
Firstly we need to get over this career change myth. By changing jobs or careers, burnout, stress and boredom may not be a thing of the past. You also need to remember that it is never too late to have a career change, or even too early. Having poor self awareness, low energy or minimal motivation will affect your confidence and this will ensure you struggle with your career change.
You need to address your mindset and then you will have a solid foundation to achieve your goals.
Leverage Your Capabilities
Skills are all well and good, but these are just things you know how to do because you have done them in the past. What a potential employer is interested in are your capabilities and characteristics. They want to see evidence if you are resilient, creative and resourceful. They want to know about your energy and your stress levels so they can see how you fit in a business.
Your capabilities are what you can do and what you can achieve. By understanding your capabilities you can get a better career clarity and then find the right career change for you.
We would recommend that you practice leveraging your capabilities. This means when you asked by an interview to tell them about yourself, you are prepped and ready.
- Start with your story that is relevant and focuses on your transferable skills between your new and former career choices. This story doesn’t need to be lengthy, but it should be a recollection of your past.
- You then need to move onto what interests you in the new industry or job role. Talk about what led you to this business and what drives or motivates you.
- Next talk about your capabilities. Focus on sharing evidence that supports what you want to do in your next role as opposed to just focusing on what you do now.
- Discuss your current goals and show you have done your research on the company. Talk about how your goals tie in with the goals of the company. A great way of doing this is talking about their goal, why it is your goal too and how you think you could go about achieving this goal, with them.
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