Ready for a change? These five tips will help you transition from one career to another

Building Out
8 min readApr 19

Are you fed up with your job? Do you need to change? If so, you are not alone.

In the post-Covid era, more people are quitting their jobs and becoming self-employed or looking for a new role. A key driver for this is work-life balance and throwing off the shackles of old corporate models to do meaningful work and have control over their working lives.

But throwing in the towel and moving on can be daunting. Many factors can prevent this from happening. Significant financial commitments, fear of the unknown, and reduced perceived status can all significantly impact people wanting to make the change but not making the final step.

If you have decided that you’re going to leap either to go full-time on your side hustle or completely change career, there is no doubt that this will be a daunting, challenging, but potentially life-changing.

For those who are brave enough, and I salute you in your endeavour, here are five skills you will need to work on as you transition:

1 — Adaptability

Changing careers can be a daunting task, as it often requires a significant amount of effort and resources. However, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing individuals to pursue their passions and find greater satisfaction in their work. Adaptability is one of the most important skills needed for a successful career transition.

Adaptability refers to the ability to adjust to new situations and environments. It is a crucial skill during a career transition, as individuals will likely encounter many new and unfamiliar situations. For example, they may need to learn new skills, work with different people, or adjust to new work culture.

A growth mindset is an important part of adaptability during a career change. It is the belief that one’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work and dedication. It is the opposite of a fixed mindset, which is the belief that one’s abilities and intelligence are predetermined and unchangeable.

Approaching a career change with a growth mindset means embracing the challenges and opportunities that come with it. It means…

Building Out

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