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Corporate & Individual Career Solutio...
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Leaving a job can be
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Going home tired and str...
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Making a Career Change


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Cosmic Coaching Centre is made up of a group of professionals dedicated to successful career planning both corporately and individually.

Our network of professionals have over 30 years of experience in providing career coaching, leadership, career planning, business mentoring and writing effective resumes that gets results. We also provide life coaching and life management services. Our services are provided across Canada, the United States and in Europe.

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Making a Career Change

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 STEPS IN MAKING A CAREER CHANGE Leaving a job can be very stressful and complicated. Just think about the many years of service you have rendered to your organization, all the activities, routines and friends you will miss once you hand the resignation letter to your boss. But change is inevitable and certain circumstances leave us with no choice but to change careers and to start all over again. Worry no more because there are steps you can follow in making a successful career change. 1. Assess your current career situation – If you feel unhappy for a long time and you have so many concerns that are still not addressed, and feel that nothing is ever going to happen to your career then perhaps it is time to leave after being unappreciated and stressed out for a long time. These emotions are going to get you in the long run so free yourself from all the hassle and worries. 2. Assess your skills – when you think of a career change, always consider your knowledge and skills because these will help you make a successful change into another organization where you would become a valuable asset. Changing your career without knowing what interests you and what you are capable of doing could be a disaster. You wouldn’t want to hop from one job to another all the time. Always emphasize your values and let your principles guide you before shifting careers. 3. Check for options - talk to your family and friends and ask for an advice about new career possibilities by letting them know your abilities, interests and your values in life. Talking to them about your plans could give you an insight about other possibilities as well as the advantages and disadvantages from making a career change. 4. Explore other careers – take time to compare and learn about other careers that could possibly work for you and research on it. Identify the skills needed before focusing on your options. 5. Research on your top option - you need to interact with the people who have been on this career for decades just to give you an idea on how everything works and what you must do to start in that career. This one of the most important steps you need to do if you are aiming for a smooth career transition. You could also spend time with these people to become familiar on the tasks needed from you so you could determine if you will pursue the career or look for another one. 6. Develop new skills – take time to improve your skills to prepare you for this change. You could enroll in short courses or training programs sponsored by your company. Always look for ways to improve yourself to impress potential employers in the future. Despite all the challenges, a career change could be the most rewarding thing you could ever experience. Consider it as an early Christmas present since you are looking for ways to improve as a person and to make yourself happy in the process. These tips will help make the change as convenient as possible.
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 HOW TO FIND FULFILLMENT IN YOUR JOB Going home tired and stressed is normal for a hardworking employee compared to those who are just taking it easy in the office. Of course, we want to give our best shot when we are working in the hopes of getting promoted one day and a chance to receive a better pay. But more often than not, we end up becoming workaholic because the demands of our job require more time away from our families and more time with the people we don’t even get along with in the office. If you are serious about your duties and responsibilities then you still give an excellent performance at the end of the day because you are a true professional. However, there is no need for you to suffer just because you are not happy with your job and you are constantly stressed because you are loner and prefer to read books on your breaks rather than to sit and have a chat with your officemates. There is a way to end your miserable life in the company and find fulfillment in your job without leaving the 4 corners of the office. The key to live a balanced and happy life is you: open your eyes and appreciate what you have. Here are the 5 simple steps on how to find fulfillment in your career: 1. Count your blessings – start by taking time to reflect on your accomplishments and future goals. Appreciate what you have now and be thankful that you have a job while others have none. 2. Learn to love your job – you know it would be hard to love something you hate but you can’t stay like this forever and leaving your job is not an option because it would all be too complicated to do. Find something about your job that you have even the slightest fondness of and start from there. Think of positive things and you will realize that you are even lucky to be in that position. 3. Talk - there is no harm in talking and reaching out to your colleagues. Start by a simple hi and work your way until you learn something from one another. Remember that these people are like your family, they are with you half of the time and it wouldn’t hurt to interact with them every once in a while. 4. Work on projects that inspire you – if there are certain tasks that you like which are assigned to your other colleague, offer assistance to motivate and inspire you more on what you can do for the company. 5. Breathe – when things are too hard to handle, breathe in and breathe out. This will help you relieve stress and enable you to think clearly. Career opportunities reveal themselves when you have found fulfillment in your career, and because you are content with your job, you are able to perform well and have already developed meaningful relationships with your colleagues. In return you will become one of the company’s valuable assets and soon, a candidate for a well-deserved promotion. ON THE WAY TO A FULFILLING CAREER Career planning knows no time and boundaries, and for all we know, it is a continuous process no matter how successful or confused we are with our current jobs. It helps us learn new things and develop to be the best person that we can be no matter where we are in our
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 lives right now. Some people start planning their careers even at a young age and whether what happens next is desirable or not, they just keep on going until they reach their goals. The key in career planning is to always, always follow your heart because it will always be about you and your happiness in the end. There are times when no matter how much you plan your career, you end up and still stuck in a career you hate, feeling like you go to a prison cell every day. But then again, it is entirely up to you to turn it all around and make your current job a fulfilling one. The question is how? Yes, there are people who are content to be regular employees, no positions whatsoever and then there are those who are called the lucky ones, the ones on top, the executives who can command any given time of the day. And there are those who are in the middle, the managers who are responsible for making sure that the regular employees do their jobs well yet still report to the executives at the end of the day. If the operation didn’t do well, they will have to answer to the big bosses. They have people reporting to them and they act as the people in between who relay information from the regular employees to the top executives. Their jobs are probably the most difficult yet they remain underrated. The job of middle managers is very stressful that is why you would normally hear them complain and some work very hard to get promoted to escape the tremendous demands of their job. Now, you naturally have an option to switch careers to find fulfillment or to stay in the same company with the same goal. It is entirely up to you. Mind setting and changing your perspectives can definitely help but if these won’t be able to help you, we have here some tips on how to find fulfillment in your career. At least you know where and how to start. 1. Explore – explore not just your options but the company and the people you work with. Take time to reflect about yourself and your current situation, there must be a reason why you are holding on to that job for so long. Think of the many possibilities where you might learn to love your job, but if you really don’t, explore other options or careers that spark your interest enough to make you switch to it. 2. Prepare yourself – invest on trainings and courses that will enhance your skills and make you in demand in the workforce. This will speed up your dream for a promotion. 3. Overcome your weaknesses – work on your fears and weaknesses, try to overcome them slowly to achieve your maximum potential as a person, a worker, and as a friend. 4. Plan a strategy – once you identify what you really want to do, focus on that, write down a strategic plan to achieve your goal whether it is switching to another company or stay in the current one. The way to a fulfilling career is entirely up to you because you are in total control of your body and mind and you can do whatever you choose to do. So always follow your heart and never give up to live the life you have always wanted.