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Career Change Tips

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Planning on switching careers? Start with this career changer checklist.

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Career Change Tips

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  3. 3. A solid blueprint starts with a ’l(’130lUiL”. ti. A career change is no different. 0 KA P LA N Research should be the foundation ofyour plan. .“N'VER5'TY)
  4. 4. What’s the '0!) in your career-change market? How many jobs are out there? What are the job growth projections within your target industry? Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to find state-specific I information about industry growth. 0 ) tarcorrbrc‘: -1: ‘at : a‘: .*u~rIr‘: -r‘1at-: 'L'«i: t|. np| ar'. v:cu} 'I'C. ‘ Kn. .. 1 mu’. 4 -'lllI ' , .im- ‘ll-D run . .r -vu -: ,. u.. - glzivurn . -mu
  5. 5. _’i / in ( ' I I i Arie your skills a I , Q(}{){y U foryourjob? 0.. Are you qualified? What do you need to qualify? Every career comes with expectations. Do you have the skills, knowledge, and ability to meet career/ em ployee expectations? ) O*NET (also powered by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), as well as Linkedln profiles of people already practicing in these professions, can be great resources for finding out common expectations for different careers. ) Familiarize yourselfwith what's expected, and start a list ofthe expectations you I currently meet and those you don't. 0 L(NA| VI: >
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  7. 7. Not willing to relocate? Check the demand in Which local companies or organizations are hiring? _ _ _ _ l(A P LA N The U. S. Census Bureau offers information such as economic and iob data by state UNIVERSITY ) and zip code.
  8. 8. s I .3 . ~‘ Is a WM/ or required? Will it p vide a competitive edge? If particular certifications or degrees are required or preferred, find out exactly what they are. > Do you need on-the-job experience to apply for certification? > Is there a certification exam? Must classes be taken at an approved/ certified school? ) Are they state specific? Check your state's current requirements at careerinfonet. org. 0 )
  9. 9. Get the scoop from those who know. _. .- . . yylv I Listen to W F} in the field. Take a look at your networks, including Linkedln, to identify practicing professionals in the field whom you can contact. Get a first-hand perspective from video testimonials made by Kaplan University students, alumni, and employers. You can also search for interviews of professionals . . . . . . . . . KAPI-AN) in your field on industry organization websites, university websites. and designated U N | VER5|1'y YouTube channels.
  10. 10. What are the and lb you should know about? Attend industry and topical webinars. Organizations, consultants. and universities will often hold webinars, interviewing industry professionals and influencers on the latest challenges and trends within ® KA P L A N a specific market and profession. Keep pace with trends and get answers to career U NIVERSITY ) questions at Kaplan University webinars or through other industry resources.
  11. 11. Network, network, and yes miiiioilii ioiiw ____ -7! Use the power of social media, especially Linkedln. Speak to friends and acquaintances to discuss your career K A P L A N plans and network with other professionals in the field. 0
  12. 12. Take a W” of your gress. career change pro Did you do everything required to best position yourself for a career change? Consider things like education, skills, experience, and certifications. What do you still need and what steps are required to complete your blueprint? Set a schedule and be honest and realistic about your skills, 0 L(NA'vl: %$. |.'$ ) knowledge, experience, needs, desires, and timeline.
  13. 13. Is a degree in your blueprint? If it is, iiiiairli wiiiiiiiiliii and see what they have to offer. Look for a university that offers a degree program that best aligns with your new career. Share your personal inventory and research with your advisors. Discuss whether an online or campus platform would work best for you. Online degrees offer greater flexibility for those with families and busy work schedules. And research the following opportunities: ) Transfer credit policy can help you optimize and apply past credits toward your degree, which could save you time and money ) Experiential learning policy and scholarships-universities can assess your existing experience for credit toward a degree ) Support systems (faculty and advisor teams), student community, networking, and organizations that can keep your knowledge up to speed and evolving 0 UNIVERSH-Y ) Kapinri University at»: not gain: rim: trnnsfnuhilir, of (mod. Sea I? -n Llrir. iovsrt; - Catalog for the Fr>: ir learnt rig Asusyviont OJIKV.
  14. 14. Your Success in Your Career Depend _ Here’s a Cahwv Cliangtlix Vto Help You Do Just in. .. Identify professions you are considering Search for information about these professions Check iob boards and job requirements Research Industries and your local market Research educational and certification requiremen Network with professionals Stay up on the latest industry trends Take personal inventory _ ‘.3 »' 3U3L3U3l.3L3U3L3L3L If necessary, research universities and _, degree programs . __-Q; ‘ J. l. l C . :v v M-, .- . . For comprehensive consumer information, visit www. kaplanuniversity'. eIlIi, fs‘iud'enl-cc§'i‘ Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. . ‘ ' I

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