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Is the Thought of Your Next Career Move Scaring You? Good, it Should a Little!

by Aneliya Petkova | Jul 31, 2016

Most professionals spend the majority of their lives working toward the development of their career. If you want your daily work to be more than just another job, the decisions you make within your career are ones you need to take seriously. With so much on the line, it can be intimidating to change course at any one particular point in your work history. But that fear should not deter you from making the leap, rather it should galvanize you toward the next exciting move in your career.

Turn Fear into Action

In order to make good decisions, it’s important to do your research. If you are at a point where you are no longer satisfied with the direction your current career is taking you, look into what it would take to make a change. Be thorough in your research of what education or training you need in order to succeed in the industry or position you would most like to pursue. Take any hesitations you have and turn to mentors and industry veterans for advice on how you can be effective in your transition. Any fear you have about making a change is natural, but don’t let it hold you back. Turn your fear into energy to take action rather than letting it hold you back.

Acknowledge Risk

That said, jumping blindly into a situation when you have not done the proper preparation can have serious consequences in your career. If you are under-qualified or simply disorganized in your search for a new opportunity, at best it will take you an overly long time to find a new job, and at worst you will develop a negative reputation within your target industry. Both of these outcomes are risks that you need to take into account before reaching blindly for your next big break.

It’s important to take into account your financial situation and existing qualifications in order to truly evaluate what risks you can afford to take when moving to your next opportunity. Every change comes with its fair share of obstacles and hazards in terms of your career, but being honest and upfront about those risks will help you evaluate what you need to do in order to avoid them to the best of your ability.

The Failure Myth

Most fear within a career stems from the very basic fear of failing. But the truth is, as many successful entrepreneurs and other professionals will tell you, failure is a myth. Everyone is confronted by unforeseen challenges or obstacles within their career at one point or another. That is simply the nature of working in a real world scenario. If you find yourself in a situation where you are under qualified or uninspired by the work in front of you, rather than giving up and admitting failure, those who succeed do so because the adapt to the situation and find a solution that allows them to move forward.

Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back from taking the next step in your career! For more support and advice on how to find the job of your dreams, reach out to a career consultant at Allied Global today!

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