Changing careers is challenging and can demand a lot of effort, initiative, and perseverance. When starting this process, it can be helpful to hear about other people’s experiences, and learn from their mistakes or successes.
So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite articles, blogs, and websites about changing careers:
Inc. Magazine is a successful publication covering business, growth, technology, and much more. Inc.com publishes hundreds of posts a day on their site, including countless of articles from thought leaders about professional development. Here are several of our favorite articles about changing careers:
- 4 Ways Social Media Can Help With Changing Careers
- 7 Things to Do Before Changing Your Career
- The Secret to Switching Industries Mid-Career [VIDEO]
- 5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers
Careerealism offers career and job search advice to people at a range of points in their career development, but they also include a “Career Change” category that features articles about navigating the job search when you’re changing. They offer advice about dealing with anxiety during the job search as well as ideas of entry-level jobs for different industries you may be interested in.
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CareerBuilder is a great site that professionals can use for searching available job openings, but the site also offers resources and advice for job seekers, including for career changers. Check out all the information they offer, as well as their blog The Hiring Site.
Check out: The roadmap to switching careers
Fast Company is a business magazine that covers design, innovation, business, and career development. They have several useful resources for career changers, including an engaging video titled “Can You Handle a Career Change?”
Check out: How Do I Make A Career Change After 15 Years In The Same Job?
Monster is a popular job search site, but they also provide advice and tips for professionals who are considering changing careers. Their articles are quick to read and each includes at least one tangible tip you can use immediately.
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Fortune recently asked their Leadership Insider network the question, “What’s your best piece of advice for someone looking to change careers?” and nine leaders and executives answered, offering their wisdom on whether it’s worth the risk, what career changers need to know, and tips for navigating the transition.
Check out: How to successfully navigate a career change
The Muse is a great site for engaging and helpful career advice and job search tips, including how to talk about a career change and how professionals can tell if they’re really ready to change. Start in their “Career Changes” section, but make sure to browse their “Tools & Skills” section as well as the “Job Search section.
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