Making a Career Change or changing your job even when you hate going to work every day takes conquering your fear. Fear of what?
Fear of change. When we look at change, we often see only the negative. We see all the potential pitfalls and failures and none of the possibilities. You are afraid to make a career change
How do you conquer fear of making a career change?
Build a pro and con list of why you are afraid to make a career change and then prioritize it. Giving each reason weight will help you discover the real value of each side. More information in my decision-making post.
Ask yourself about the worst case scenario.
Sometimes we are afraid to make a career change because it is the unknown and that scares us.
One of the best demonstrations I ever saw of worst case scenario role play was at Career Thought Leaders in Baltimore when Susan Whitcomb, The Academies, lead Shahrzad Arasteh through an exercise where Shahrzad contemplated becoming an entrepreneur. The result? Shahrzad took that big step and launched her own venture and even authored a book, Nourish your Career!
- Be Prepared! When I finish writing a resume, creating a LinkedIn Profile, or coaching a client through a tough spot, the response is often – I feel so relieved. Sometimes all you need to stop being afraid to make a career change is a little help from an expert.
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