Career transition is a functional change in job definition, job description, and job focus across industries. It is different from a job change, which is an easy and straightforward process of taking another job within the same job industry, job family, or job definition and job description.
Why is it that, some individuals feel unfulfilled in their career path?
It starts from the initial stage of choosing a career path.
Here are some common responses to the question, why did you choose this career path?
- My parents wanted me to choose this.
- Most of my friends chose this career.
- I needed to get a job.
- People in this career path earn a lot of money.
- I had to take care of my family and the job pays well.
Now ask yourself, why did I choose this career path?
Maybe one of these 5 common responses is your response to the question.
“Your life must be to get up and go to play at what you call work. Have a calling for what you do and pursue this work as a personal calling.”
Without this mindset, a day will come when you will wake up and feel like you have wasted time. Developing multiple career paths or career ladders further expands your possibilities and ease of transition.
It’s never too late for you to ask yourself these questions,
- What do I have passion for?
- What makes me happy?
- What is/are my talent(s)?
- What are my top skills?
Discover your calling and pursue it wholeheartedly. If you have to make a career transition, begin the process now. Whatever your hand finds to do, it is important to do it well, to develop excellent work habits and a positive legacy.