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Career questions to ask yourself when in transition

The process of reinventing yourself can take some time. Career transition involves careful planning, and outlining of steps and procedures. Set goals that are realistic yet also a stretch, so that you can step out of your comfort zone and set yourself up for success. Take time to consider the most important questions:

  • What do you enjoy most about the work you do now?
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What areas would you prefer to steer clear of in the future?
  • Who are the key people and resources you’ll need to help make your dream career manifest itself?
  • What about finances – will you be borrowing money, or dipping into your savings as a way to get the plan off the ground?
  • How can you manage your expenses to successfully make the transition without hurting your bank account?

Because this is a process that usually takes time, I encourage you to start now. Take action while you are feeling more stable, and not reckless or impulsive. If you already are really unhappy and on the verge of desperation, that’s okay too, but there are things you can do right now to help yourself feel better and remain on steady ground with respect to your career. If you’re reading this, you’re taking the first step!

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Hallie Crawford

Career Search for College Graduates