Hi. In this video, I’m going to show you
the easiest way to change careers.
Going to introduce you to a simple model
that will give you two ways that you can use
to make your career change faster and easier.
Hi I’m Ian Jenkins founder of JobHuntingSecrets.com
where we equip jobseekers to find new job opportunities in less time.
Now if you’ve been working for several years
and you’re looking to move to a new job or industry.
It might seem impossible given your background.
So let’s break down your situation,
so that way we can understand the basic elements of your career change
and make it easier for you to make the shift.
Now a career change usually represents either a change in your occupation,
so when you think job title here,
or your field, mean you think industry.
So let’s visualize your career shift
using a model described in the classic job hunting book
“What color is your parachute”.
Now starting off with the first square which is stage one
that represents your old job title
and your old industry.
For the sake of this example let’s, let’s use my wife.
You see, her title is as an accountant,
and she spent the last 12 years or so,
working in the media industry.
So let’s say she was ready for a dramatic change in scenery
and she wanted to follow up, some kind of deep interest she had for technology
and the trends impacting the technology industry
Now the easiest move from my wife would be
to keep her accountant role,
and look for jobs as an accountant in the technology industry.
This would get her closer to the industry that she’s passionate about
without requiring a major shift in our skills or certifications.
Now let’s look at the second possibility.
Let’s say she loves the media industry,
but she just had it with her job as an accountant.
She wants to get out of the office
and meet customers in a sales role.
This represents a shift in your job title
but not her industry
while this might sound difficult.
She might connect with her sales manager in her current employer
and simply negotiate a trial period as a saleswoman.
Now this shift of just part of your career,
makes it easier for you to consider
when you just make this one change
of the two possibilities in your career
The most difficult shift from my wife
would be to shift both her job title
and her industry at the same time.
So in other words if she applied for a job
as a salesperson in the technology industry.
Unless she knows someone on the inside of a company
who’s willing to hire her.
She’s not likely to even land an interview,
because she’ll be competing against others
who’ve got more experience in sales and technology or both
that make it difficult for her to even land a job.
Does that make sense?
So the two easiest approaches to a career change
are to focus on moving one step at the time,
either make a change in your job title or your industry,
but not both at the same time.
Now if you’re facing a challenge in your career change and could use some help,
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