If you are in mid-career, you’ve likely been working for 10 years or more. Making mid-career transition can be challenging, especially if you are investing a significant amount of time and effort in your current role.
However, it can be a good opportunity to explore new areas of interest and fulfill your career aspirations.
But whether you are simply bored with your current job or looking to do a complete makeover, making the change isn’t a decision you can make at the moment. Here are some tips to make your transition as smooth as possible:
Consider your motivation; it is important to understand what motivates you to bring those changes. Are you looking for a change of pace? A new challenge? Better work-life balance? Better compensation? The answer to this question will help you decide the direction you will have to take and what kind of role you are looking for.
Review your transferable skills; as a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), you have developed a wide range of skills that can be applied to a lot of industries and roles.
Discuss your new goals with other CPAs (Chartered Professional Accountant), co-workers, friends, or family. Networking with others in your desired industry is a critical part of a successful career transition. Connecting with others in your desired industry to learn more about the job market, industry trends, and potential job openings.
Improve your skill gaps; look at the current job posting to find which skills are necessary for the role you are looking for. You may need to take a class, a course, or some volunteer work that allows you to learn new skills.
In conclusion, a career transition can be challenging but a rewarding process.
By identifying your motivation, exploring different industries and job roles, networking with others, and considering more education or training, you can successfully navigate a career transition and find a new role that aligns with your professional goals and interests.