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And suddenly you know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
Thanks to corporate mergers and the rapid change in technology, most people can expect to change careers several times in their working life. If you're thinking of making a switch, steer clear of these mistakes:
Not having a clear goal.
Maybe you know that you want a job with less stress, more money, or more flexibility. But this is only a partial goal. What you need is something specific that takes into account your actual situation and the realities of the job market.
Not knowing your strengths.
Don't dwell on your weaknesses. It's your strengths that will determine your career success. So better get a professional assessment.
Not having a plan.
Thinking is not the same thing as making a detailed plan. To help you with your plan, research your prospective career, talk to industry people, and get some hands-on experience.
Not having a strategy.
If you are changing careers, you need something more than the usual job search tactics. You need a strategy that fits your personal circumstances.
For Freelancers and Entrepreneurs: Know Your Clients
Identify your target market through these methods:
Speak their language.
Learn how to communicate with your ideal clients. Make sure your language and messaging tools are appropriate for them.
Go where they are.
Attend events that attract your potential clients.
Source: Tech Innovations Nov-Dec 2013
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Ralph "Rap" was born and raised in the Philippines. A Financial Literacy Advocate. An I.T. by Profession. An Investor. A Business Minded. An Introvert. A Photography Enthusiast. A Travel and Personal Finance Blogger (Lakbay Diwa and Kuripot Pinoy). A Traveler. An Adventurous. A Mountain Hiker. A Dreamer.
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