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  1. 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 Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1
  2. 2. Free Career Assessment: Things to Consider Before Changing Careers Are you now considering having a new career? If it’s a yes, you should know that you need to have a specific plan in order to make your shift successful. What you need to do is first assess your present situation and also look into all the possibilities and expected outcomes in relation to changing your career. You can do this by using some free career assessment services offered by experts on career planning and career pathways. To know if you are indeed ready for a career change, here are some important things to take into consideration: a. Market Demand Technological innovations and the constantly changing methods of doing business are actually making a difference in how people think about their work. Before you jump to a different career, you may as well find out first what the latest job trends are, what industry changes are occurring, and which fields in business are booming. b. Location You need to decide whether or not you are ready to relocate. If you are willing to move, you can actually have a better chance of getting a new career or job. Besides, there are certain occupations that have relocation as a requirement for career advancement. But you may still have a chance even if you are not willing to change locations. In this case, you have to Cosmic Coaching Centre determine how much travel you are willing to do every single day. c. Education Prerequisites If there are is a certain career already that you are looking at right now, take time to know what level or field of education is required or relevant. You can know about this by using different resources, such as volunteering, networking, and surfing the web. d. Family Matters One very important consideration when planning to change careers is what your loved ones think about your plan. You can’t just ignore or not think about what they feel about all your moving plans. Consider how your career change will impact them and if they are ready for such changes. e. Lifestyle Think about how your new career will change your lifestyle and your needs. See if this new job or career of yours will pay just enough to allow you to have the lifestyle you are accustomed to. If not, ask yourself if you are ready to change your lifestyle to accommodate the career change in your life. f. Cultural Background Especially if you are planning to work in another country, you must be aware of the different culture you should adapt to. Make sure that you know how the new culture may affect your beliefs and your attitude. If you need help in making this important decision in your life, you may consult a professional career planner or career coach. You can also use the free career assessment services online to guide you as you start making a huge and significant change not just in your career, but in your life as well. Page 2
  3. 3. Joining Mentoring Programs As You Prepare To Relocate For Work In a perfect world, you can get your dream job in the city you are comfortable in, you could make a lot of money, and you will have coworkers who you can really get along with. However, the reality is a lot different. Whether you are a recent college graduate looking for employment, or perhaps an employee just looking for a change, you will have to spend a lot of time searching for the job that perfectly matches your skills and preferences. And perhaps, relocating will be an essential part of the process. By participating in some career mentoring programs, you will learn everything involved in relocating for work. You will know whether it is the right decision for you or not. Only then will you feel confident about making this important decision. Pros and Cons of Relocating for a Job PROS Chance for a new beginning. We all need change sometimes. Whether it is your personal or professional life that you want to change, relocating could give you just that. Being in a new environment and meeting new people can definitely boost your spirits and give you a sense of hope and excitement. CONS Living in a different city can be difficult. Relocating means leaving your family and friends behind, which means you will be out there on your own for a while as you get used to the place and the people in the city you are moving to. So before you decide to move, be sure that you are ready and willing to put up with all the major changes you are to encounter. Cost of relocation can be expensive. Moving can really involve a lot of spending on your part. And this can have a serious effect in your finances. Before you decide to relocate, come up with a plan on how you are going to have the money before and after your move. Moving to another city for work is not a simple decision to make. There’s a lot on the line, so you have to make sure that you are ready for all of them. If you need help in making this decision, there are many career mentoring programs you can easily turn to. Higher position or better salary. It is often very difficult to get a promotion and it also takes a while to receive a salary raise. These are the common reasons why many of us consider moving to another city with the hopes of finding a job that offers better salary or a senior position maybe. If these are the opportunities you will be given, there is no reason you should say no to relocating. Cheaper living expenses. At times, relocating leads to lower cost of living. This is particularly true if you are moving to a smaller city. Also, there are companies who will offer bigger allowances, cars, and other benefits that will help decrease your living expenses once you have settled in. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3
  4. 4. Career Change Advice on Accepting a Job Offer • Once you are scheduled for an interview, use it as a chance for you to get important information about the people you may work for later on, as well as the people who are currently working for the employer. Take time also to look around the company facility to get a feel of the work environment you may eventually be in. It’s no secret that it could be very difficult to find a job. Despite all your education and employment background, you can expect to have a fierce competition with others vying for the same position. So if you are thinking of changing careers, it could be your first instinct to say YES to any job offer that comes your way. If you are deciding whether or not to accept a certain job opportunity, here’s some career change advice to consider. • Do not agree to work for a company whose business methods and morals do not fit your own values and morals. Once you accept this job offer, you will have to deal with the morality of all your responsibilities. Personal Career Goals • Find out if the position you are being given can actually take you to the right career path. • Do not accept the job only because someone else wants you to take it. It is your life we are talking about here, so you must make sure that the job will perfectly match your personality and preferences. • There is no reason for you to accept this offer if you feel that there are better opportunities out there waiting for you. You must settle for the one that’s challenging enough to make you use all of your skills. Benefits and Salary • Don’t be too reckless by accepting a job that pays less or working for a company that doesn’t offer all the benefits you deserve as an employee. • You don’t need to always aim for a higher salary than what you are receiving from your current job, but at least get a job that pays reasonably. It is important that this job can secure you and your family’s future. • As much as possible, work for a company that offers its employees retirement savings plans. Not all employers will give it to their workers, but it surely is an excellent perk to get. • Ask about the other benefits being offered to the employees. Make sure that they give their workers health, vision, and dental insurance coverage. • One of the most important career change advice you should know is that as you attempt to shift careers, make sure the new job you’re getting will offer more career advancement opportunities for you. If it does, there is no way you shouldn’t accept the offer. Company Profile and Culture • Learn more about the company that’s offering you the job to assess its particular weaknesses and strengths. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4