Not everyone’s opinion counts, but it definitely doesn’t hurt to get feedback from those you trust. Elicit the answers you want and defend your critics without doubting your decisions.
- I'll admit, it is not my first instinct…to ask other people for their opinion…about my life or my career.…Mainly because it takes time to obtain their feedback…and patience is not one of my top traits either.…But getting input from people who know you…and whose opinion you value is an important step…in the career change process.…Hearing how your decisions are perceived by others,…especially when they disagree,…can help you sort through the questions and doubts…in your mind.…Some days I can't see the forest for the trees…and I can't expect that my point of view…will always be correct.…
Taking the time to get input along the way…from people whose opinions you trust…can provide you with the confidence you need…to know that you are making the right decision at the time.…I'll ask for my mother's opinion…because she'll give it to me anyway,…so I might as well ask for it first.…And I know she will be thinking about stability…and how am I going to pay my bills,…so anything she says I take it knowing that…she's looking out for my bottom line.…
- 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.