Basic Questions for Every Career Changer

For most of us, there comes a point in life when you wish everything could be different. This is certainly the case when it comes to your career. Even now, you might be thinking about changing your career. If so, then there are some things you should definitely consider during this transitional time in your life.


What do you need to do? Though you have many ideas, concentrate on those plans that are more in line with reality. If you have a goal, spend time planning it to achieve the best results. What should you be doing? What steps should be taken in order for you to get from here to there? Draft your plans and execution in these different time frame perspectives:

- Long-term

- This year

- This month

- This week

- Today

What is the reason why you need to do it? You might get carried away with your future goals, but it is important to know the reason behind why you’re coming up with that decision. Be realistic and have the goal of accomplishing all of the tasks that you set out to do. Think of the steps you are taking and evaluate how important they are. Stay energized by evaluating not only from a task-based perspective but from the emotional perspective, as well.

When do I need to take action? Mapping out what you need to do is not enough to keep you going. Set goals and priorities for when you need to have them all done. This is important, especially since we have the tendency to procrastinate until the last minute.

Do I need someone’s help? If you think you can do it alone, think again—you are only setting yourself up for failure. Don’t be afraid to reach out, as this can help you move faster than trying to do it all on your own. Keep in touch with your peers, mentors, and others who can help you along the way.

How do I move forward? Know your motivations and explore different avenues to achieve your goals. Think big picture, but take it one step at a time. Momentum comes from achieving small successes as you pursue the big goals.

I’m stuck. What do I do now? Think of the factors that are keeping you from moving forward. What’s distracting you from achieving your objectives? Scratch those tasks that are time-consuming and irrelevant. Getting unstuck means focusing on what’s really important.

Undoubtedly, there’s much to think about when you’re considering a career change. Concentrating on these questions can help you during this process as you plan and execute your goals.

Read 3435 times
Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.