People don’t usually leave a job simply because they want to earn more money. But if earning potential is your only focus, this video walks you through factors that affect earning potential, and the pitfalls to avoid when solely thinking about salary.
- The one thing no one every talks about it money,…but changing careers is difficult.…So if you're going to go through all of the trouble,…it would make sense that you'd want…to consider your compensation up front.…The thing I want you to keep in mind…when you're considering a career change…is that it's not about your first paycheck.…It's about your earning potential.…So how do you figure out your earning potential…in a new career?…One quick and easy way is to look at salary guides.…The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a government website…that provides you with comprehensive wage data…across the United States.…
It's also broken down by state and metropolitan area.…So wages can vary greatly based on cost of living factors.…So compare salaries on a local and regional scale.…Salary.com is a for-profit website…that provides basic wage data.…And if you're in the UK,…you could start with the Office for National Statistics.…Payscale.com, another privately owned site,…covers many salaries in countries around the world.…
- Recognize what you can do to become ready to transition into a new career.
- Explain what you could do if you know what job you want but just aren’t sure you meet the qualifications to obtain it.
- Recall what it requires to get on the right path if you are sure you’re in the wrong career.
- Recognize how feedback can help you with your decision to change your career.
- Identify what internal networking at your current job has to do with making a career change and leaving that job.