Congratulations, you have parachuted safely into a new career. Unfortunately, now you are unsure on how to properly navigate your new world.
Below are 4 tips for excelling after you have made a career transition.
1. Be open to new experiences
Remember, you are now in a new vocation which requires a different perspective in order to be successful. The first few months may be rough going as you acclimate to a new way of thinking and performing tasks.
2. Find a mentor or coach
Chances are you have a mentor and/or coach from your former career vocation. Now, it is crucial that you seek knowledgeable advisers in your current career. Researching the current power players in your new industry and obtaining referrals from your former mentors can go a long way in helping you to assemble a powerful team of advisers.
3. Train for your new skillset
Attend training classes in your new industry. Read books, peruse online materials, and listen to podcasts which pertain to your new career field.
4. Keep your sense of humor
You are going to make mistakes and experience setbacks in your new industry. Keep smiling and learning. It will get easier.