Be Ahead of the Curve. Expect These Changes with Your New Career.
When making a career change, it is important to remember that you will face some challenges. Although you are stoked to be in that higher-paid position and to be doing more of what you love, you must remember that you are entering a new dynamic. You are working with new co-workers, and you must remember that there is a company environment in which you must be cognizant. In order to help you excel with your career change, we have provided three things to expect if making a career move.
Your Personal Life Will Change
You want only be making changes at work. Life outside of work will change, too. You will have new commutes and new home-life demands too. Adjusting to any new environment means that your personal time will have new distractions.
You Will Not Know Everything
You could have decided to switch to your new career for all kinds of reasons. But just because you now have a new degree, advanced degree, practical experience, or limitless passion does not mean that you know everything you need to know in relation to your career change. Studies and passion do not prepare you for new co-workers that have to do things a certain way for a certain amount of time. Be prepared to learn how your new employers get the job done. Be willing to learn from your colleagues, Your career change will only be the best it can be if you admit that you don't know everything.
There Will Be Some Headaches
As with anything that is a new experience, a career change will also have its headaches and setbacks. Yes, changes to your personal life and workplace knowledge can lead to some headaches. However, this should be expected. As the old saying goes, there is no gain without pain. Don't let the employee that never stops talking get on your nerves too much. Don't be frustrated that you prefer Google Sheets, but your colleagues want to continue typing in Excel. Go into any new career change knowing that everything will not always be rosy. This is very important to remember, especially at the beginning of a career change. Be realistic, and be optimistic. That will take you far.
While this list is not all-encompassing, we do hope that it will help you prepare for your career move. Best wishes toward your new adventure!