Career Planning Made Easy
If you are one of the millions of people who get an unexpected pink slip, the fact that you are
getting laid off can be terrifying. It doesnít have to be that way, but many people donít prepare themselves for the eventuality of a career change and prefer instead to coast through life. When market forces or a major illness interrupt their career, they may have no idea how to start a new career.
Letís be clear, you can switch into another career quickly, but not if you donít plan your
strategies way ahead of time. Once the emergency hits, you wonít have the calm head required to look at all your options objectively. So, donít wait until something happens to force you out of your career, be proactive and start looking at ways to manage a potential career change even if your job seems as secure as the rock of Gibraltar.
In this career planner, several different strategies will be discussed that can help you make a successful career change in a week, should the unexpected arise. They are the foundation for making a smooth transition.
Each of these strategies may take time to settle in and that is why you need to do them before
you actually attempt to switch careers. You want to lay the foundation and be prepared, just like you would if a hurricane were getting ready to strike your town.
Donít expect the government forces to be able to reach your door to help you, in that event. Similarly, in a situation where the economy is shaken, you may have fewer federal resources available. Do check them out, but also prepare to take control of your own life. Some of the items to be discussed will seem like common sense to you.
They are. There is no magic bullet that makes one suddenly qualified for a new position at just the right time. It takes a common sense approach and the ability to plan and strategize for all contingencies.
It starts with a willingness to be realistically appraise your own skills and the determination to do the hard work to make your own future secure, without relying on chance or fate. So, the advice given here can help you whether you are laid off or whether you are making a leap into selfemployment.