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Career Change Now


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

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Career Change Now

  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. Can You Afford A Career Change Now? The Perfect Timing It takes more than just looking for a new employer to change careers. While it is true that you will have to work your way to getting the experience and outstanding credentials to easily find a better employer, there are some costs also that you have to be ready for. Such costs will be for such things as certificates, additional training courses, and some necessary equipment. Plus, there is always the possibility of receiving less salary than what you used to get from your previous employer. So the question now is if you can actually afford changing careers? You must have heard a lot of stories about people quickly leaving their jobs without having any to go to yet. This is a very unfortunate situation to be in, especially if you have a family that you need to provide for in a consistent basis. If you are sure that you want a new career, then you should be certain about the amount of time it will take for you to transition to your new job. This information is critical as it will allow you to calculate how much money you have to have in reserve just in case you don’t have the other job yet. Starting Anew Going Back to the Bottom It is never a bad thing to consider a career change. In fact, every employee is expected to switch careers at least once in their working life. But of course, for your plan to succeed, there must be enough planning involved and all the important factors must be considered. In career planning and deciding to change careers, you should be open to the idea that you may have to start all over again in terms of your position in the company. This is true especially if you are moving to a different field. Nevertheless, you would want to be in an organization or company where you have a big chance of going up the corporate ladder. You will be sacrificing a lot in getting a new career, so it just makes sense that you would want to make sure you have a great chance at advancing in this new career of yours. Like many of us, if your main reason for shifting to a different career is to earn more money, then it is vital that you first figure out what salary range you are looking at considering your work experience, educational background, and acquired training. This way, you will have an idea of whether or not you should undergo further training to better your chances of being paid more. With that said, you should be prepared to spend for your training and further education. This means that you should take a part of your current salary to spend on your training. Cosmic Coaching Centre Career Investments A Coaching Centre Specialist Will Advise You Make Page 2
  3. 3. With the advent of the internet, earning a degree has been made simpler and more accessible to people, even to employed individuals like you. Many universities and colleges are now offering online courses that will allow you to take the classes at your own pace. 2. Learn a different language. During tough economic times, we normally feel hesitant to invest in the advancement of our careers. This is quite understandable actually, but if you come to think of it, this is the right time to actually do so. The thing with employment is that it can never be completely guaranteed. There are many factors that could lead you to losing the job you have had for a number of years already. Thus, it is vital that you be have a backup plan in case this unfortunate event happens. In a world that is so interconnected like we have today, it is recommended that employees learn another language apart from their own. Many employers advise their staff to try to improve their communication skills, which could usually mean adding another language to their repertoire. As an employee, this can open a lot of doors of opportunity for you if you are multilingual, especially if you are seriously considering working in a foreign country. 3. Get yourself a career coach or mentor. Going to a certified career coaching centre is a good investment. But you can still expect your career coach to recommend that you do certain things to enhance your career, especially through education. Common Ways to Invest in Your Career 1. Earn a degree. The competition in the workplace now is more complicated than ever. Thus, you should have at least a bachelor’s degree, and ideally, you would want to earn a master’s or doctorate degree. The more advanced your degree is, the better chances you’re going to have of getting a promotion. Cosmic Coaching Centre If you are looking for a way to ensure you can keep your job for a long time, working with a career mentor could be the answer. It is quite obvious how a mentor can help you make the right decisions in relation to your career. But apart from this, a mentor can help you bring stability to your personal life as well. you would agree that the kind of work you have also has a great impact on your personal life. And sometimes, it is hard to leave all work matters in the office. So many of us are suffering from wrong work/life balance. But if you can work with a life coach, you will see things in a different perspective. You will learn so many things about yourself that you may not have been aware of. This is a huge step towards your career planning and success. Page 3
  4. 4. Getting Contract Jobs as Part of Your Career Planning More Opportunity to Earn – a lot of companies offer really good compensation to their contract workers. As a matter of fact, some contractual positions pay higher than their permanent counterparts. Examples of these jobs are in the fields of nursing, teaching, pharmacy, medicine, consultancy work, and engineering. A lot of women from different places around the world are working hard to balance both their family and professional life. Unfortunately, this usually comes at the expense of their time for themselves. Although they are mostly successful in accomplishing all their tasks at work and at home, there will always be times they have to sacrifice one to attend to the needs of the other. But this should not be the case for career women anymore, especially once they learn how to take advantage of contract jobs. Easier Separation – if you don’t think your job is right for you, you can easily decide to change jobs if you are under a contract. In fact, you can simply wait for your contract to expire before you switch jobs, just so that you may keep your good relationship with your employer. Contract jobs are those that many companies are now offering skilled workers. These types of jobs only last for a certain period of time. In many cases, a contract job would last for just three months, while others could go on for six months to a year. This kind of setup could be an ideal part of any woman’s career planning. Advantages of Getting Contract Jobs Flexibility – anyone who applies for a contract job can enjoy the flexibility of choosing their own work schedules. Through this, it becomes easier for them to be in control of their jobs as well as their family life. Cosmic Coaching Centre Varied Experience – perhaps the best thing about taking on contract jobs is that you get the opportunity to gain a lot of experience working in various fields. This is something you cannot underestimate especially in a modern workplace where employers are constantly in search for flexible and experienced workers. Take note that you do not have to remain a contract worker for the rest of your life. If you decide it’s time that you get a more stable and permanent one, you will be thankful you got a lot of experience to include in your resume. When it comes to choosing a career or considering a career change, one important factor to consider is how you can balance your time for your career and your personal life. There is no point in becoming a successful career individual if your relationship with yourself and others is rotten. Thus, take your time to explore all your options so that you can make an informed decision on what the best career for you is. Page 4