Finally, sometimes you may need to go into a completely new industry to fulfill your career change.
Did you know that "about half of job switchers also change their industry or occupation in a typical month?" (3)
In these cases, you might need to take some classes in the new field, find an internship or apprenticeship, or engage in networking activities to help you connect with relevant contacts.
For example, let's say your current career is as a daycare manager. You have a few years of experience, but you're starting to feel bored working in this field and want something challenging in a new industry.
After some introspection, you decide you'd make an excellent clothing retail store manager. While this jump may seem daunting, there are ways to make it happen, especially if you're a style maven and shopping is your favorite hobby!
Start by researching retail management and educational programs that can help you gain the credentials necessary for a job in this field.
After considering how to gain educational advantages, you might conduct informational interviews or do job shadowing in your new field.
You might also need to attend conferences and workshops or even work as a retail sales employee to gain insider knowledge before your dreams come true.
However, with some hard work, dedication, and determination, you can make the jump from daycare facility manager to retail sales manager!
While switching careers by changing industries entirely is a riskier option, it can be ideal if you need a complete restart! It can also jumpstart your career by aligning your passions and interests with your career path!
After all, “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” ― J.M. Barrie
Many professionals find with just a short course of study or a certificate program, they are ready to start applying for their dream job!