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Changing Careers During a Pandemic

Changing Careers

Do you feel stuck in your career? According to a November study conducted by Ceridian, 75% of workers under the age of 30 are either looking for or are open to new opportunities. If you’ve been contemplating a career change, but aren’t sure whether to take the plunge, it’s important to be prepared.

Find Your Passion

Look back over your life, education, career, and hobbies—what excited you about those things? Look for patterns and connect the dots, your passion may be “starting a company”, but what you’re passionate about is creating new things. Even though launching a company is one way to express what you’re passionate about, it might just be that you have an innovative nature. Discover and define what motivates you and identify careers to help you realize that passion.

Reframe Your Resume

Consider what kind of job you want compared to the positions you have had in the past—what do they have in common? Identify any transferable skills or accomplishments that will highlight your ability to make the change successfully. YAVAPAI@WORK has services and programs to help you prepare for and keep the job that’s right for you.

Prepare for Virtual Interviewing

Standing out and making a positive impression via video interviews is no easy task. Research the differences between in-person and virtual interviews, so that you are as prepared as possible. A virtual meeting may feel less formal than a traditional meeting, but treat it with the same respect you would if you were interviewing in person. 

Get Ready to Learn

By welcoming new experiences, you will discover that it can be fun to switch jobs and show off your transferable skills! When you discover something you enjoy doing, the few obstacles in your path no longer look as intimidating and become a healthy motivation to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new. 

There is no time like the present to start a career change. If you’re looking for advice, we are here to help job seekers like you. YAVAPAI@WORK’s main focus is to alleviate the stress of job hunting and to prepare Arizona workers for the job market. Visit our website to find a service or program that is right for you. Or contact us if you have any questions.