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Changing Jobs & Career Transition

Updated: Jan 5, 2022


Hi, my name is Kentia with targeted fit career consulting. I'm here today to talk to you about planning for a career transition. So if you are in the situation where you are feeling undervalued in your current position, or you are working in a toxic work environment, and you just can't take another day, you need to plan for your career transition transitioning out of the position you are currently in. S

o let's talk about three things that you need to do prior to making a move. So the first thing I would suggest is evaluate your financial situation. So by evaluating your financial situation, that's going to help you decide how soon you can make a move, and what things you need to do prior to finding that new position. So one thing you should do is decide, you know, financially, what's your budget, what's coming into your household? What's going out? So what are your true spending needs? Okay, the next thing you want to do is take a look at the position that you want to move in to and decide what's the pay for that position by looking at Glassdoor And seeing if the position you're currently in if the company is paying you market value, or if they're paying you more. So if that's the case, it may be that you need to transition into a job that maybe is up a level if you're staying within the same type of role, or the same type of career rather. So maybe you need to move up into management into a supervisory role in order to either maintain your salary or make more money. All of that requires a little research, of course, but it's really important that you evaluate that and then you come up with a number that you feel suits you. Okay, so it's not about exactly, you know, what is the market going to pay me, but what are what is your value as well, you want to decide, you know, what you really should be paid, and then stick with that number. And that's what you should move forward with, when you're doing those job interviews and going through the negotiation process in the future. So the next thing you want to do is identify the skills and talents that you have, that you can leverage for that new job, okay, and evaluate what's being asked for in the marketplace, take a look at job ads, see what is out there, see what type of companies you might be interested in moving to, and see what skill sets are required, and compare them to the skill sets that you currently have. Maybe you have a unique skill that you can offer. And of course, that will yield a potentially a larger salary. Um, but you definitely want to know what you have to offer in comparison to what the marketplace also is asking for. So let's say you're interested in moving into management, but you really haven't had the opportunity to manage many people. So what you could do is take on more responsibility at work, okay? Ask to manage a project. If it's not possible, and you're in a situation where you're really being held back, and that's why you want to leave, what you could do is take on volunteer work. So with volunteer work, um, you can, you know, really decide to get to any type of volunteer work. What you want to focus on is what skills which gang, okay, of course, giving back to the community and people in need, but also gaining experience that is relevant to the workplace as well, that can be leveraged on your resume and during an interview process to help demonstrate that you really do have the skill sets, you just weren't allowed in your prior position to you use them. So you went elsewhere to leverage those skills and build those skills and now you're offering them to a new employer. Alright, so those are three tips that I have to start with how to plan for a career transition. Those are the three things that you should really do to start with, and so the next video stay tuned for three additional steps on how to complete a career transition.

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