Let’s talk about changing careers and this idea of “transferrable skills”.
Many people who want to change careers feel stuck. They’ve been told they have to take stock of their transferable skills because, the reasoning goes, you need to know what you can do so you can use those skills someplace else.
The problem is that many people don’t like what they do (so why would they transfer those skills?) or it’s difficult for them to wrap their heads around the few things they may like to do in an overall career they want to leave. They just want to do something else. So taking stock of transferable skills can make people feel stuck.
In fact, there are many people who are quite successful in their jobs and are making a good living and their performance is at the highest level, yet they’re bored out of their minds and unhappy in their careers. Why would they want to take those skills and use them someplace else? Am I right?
Let’s face it, we’re told to make a lot of money in our careers job and to be good at it. No one talks about us being fulfilled or actually enjoying our career. In fact people may think you’re crazy for wanting to leaving a career that you feel has run its course.
So instead of first focusing on skills, I want you to focus on what’s missing from your career. What do you need more of, and less of? Also, think about your beliefs about work and life, as well as your definition of success. This is important because you’re not a robot who can just do any job that’s put in front of you, even if it’s something you know how to do. You want a career that makes you feel good, while also letting you earn a good living.
That’s what I help people do in my coaching and in my course, from Frustrated to Fired Up. Yes, changing careers IS possible!
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