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Is It Time To Take A New Career Path?

Some people may suddenly feel that things are just not right for them in their career. With the new shift in working atmospheres because of current affairs, it may feel as if something has changed. They may feel that they are exhausting their abilities and enjoying a new job or a new job that is more suitable for them. It’s clear to everyone that no one really likes to feel like he’s spending hours working non-stop glances at his watch, to see if there is still some time left until he can finally go home. It is important to understand that if there is burnout among regular workers who are engaged in the profession with which they feel comfortable, then it is clear that the burnout rate of a dissatisfied worker, who does not like what he is doing is much higher.

Those who have decided to start a second career should think completely differently from the way they chose their first job or profession. This means that if in the beginning the person was under the influence of a close marriage, a new marriage, small children who joined the family, a newly taken mortgage, a desire to please the parents or other legitimate obligations, then he is more mature and able to choose a new field. If you truly connect, you will love much more and one that will allow you to realize your full potential and talent and express it. There are other factors to consider, such as, do you want to work part time? Or full time? Which will benefit you more; and in this case you should look at the difference between part time and full time work schedules

Don’t get too carried away! 

In keeping with the above, it is very important to choose a second career without being blinded by such “glittering” jobs. The right choice of a second career at any age is a combination of understanding the abilities of the job seeker and the potential inherent in him while understanding the profession to which he has a real passion and attraction. Financial considerations are important, but they must not lead to us being attracted to professions or positions that are too big for us and thus lead to a situation where the gap between our true abilities and our actual achievements is too great and causes us to lose the new job we have found.

If you are hesitant, not sealed on the deal yet, so to speak, you should seek out some advice.  You should consider contacting a career counselor who will help you understand exactly what profession is right for you when looking for a second career. Such a coach knows how to emphasize to each person, their own advantages and disadvantages and guide them how to choose a second career that suits them. The counselor will prevent the career seeker from making wrong career decisions that will bring them back into the cycle of frustration and dissatisfaction. Not all of us can be a successful singer, rocket engineer or digital entrepreneur, we need to be realistic and make wise decisions.

Checking the level of commitment

Another point that unfortunately there are those who do not think about when it comes to choosing a second career, is the one that has to do with the level of commitment required from someone who wants to change direction in his life. Here, too, experienced career counselors will have an impact on those who have decided to enlist their help. The consultant will help the sub-career understand what is the level of commitment required in investing in studies for example towards acquiring a new profession, or what is the financial investment needed to set up his own business project on his way to becoming self-employed. 

Not in every situation can every person enroll in university and study for 4 years until getting a certificate as an engineer in a particular field, and not at every age can a particular person move to a new challenging job, or raise a sum of money to start a particular independent business. Quite a few people who have found themselves a successful new career, have previously consulted with a professional career counselor who helped them make the not-so-simple decision about their new direction and choosing a second career. 

“I want to start a business – that’s the best career move!”

Well, this may be so, but in trying times, you have to consider any potential losses that may occur. Establishing a new startup business will take time, energy, often money and a lot of thought. Along with the possibility of success, setting up a startup involves many risks.

Establishing start-ups is complex, demanding and lengthy. It often requires a significant investment of energy and many resources. Before setting up a start-up company, it is better to carry out preliminary tests and examine the feasibility of the project in order to minimize risk levels and reduce the chance of failure. Start-up entrepreneurs must make sure that they are able to devote the much money and time needed to establish and develop the company, and that there is a willingness on the part of them to deal with the difficulties and obstacles expected during the establishment process and after it.

Before taking any actual steps to set up a startup, it is important to know the various steps that are essential for a project of this type. Start-up entrepreneurs must examine their areas of activity, locate the critical points relevant to the specific project and prepare an orderly and detailed work plan, which includes all the relevant aspects for establishing, developing and managing a start-up business. The steps on the way to setting up a start-up, as detailed in this article, can be carried out in parallel or in a different order of operations, depending on the nature and needs of the project.

1. Choose the idea

In general, a startup with a high chance of success will be based on an idea that meets a particular need. Start-up entrepreneurs must locate and accurately identify an existing problem or need that does not have an appropriate effective response. Next, the developers must invent a unique, original and innovative idea that will provide a solution to the problem and/or enable the need to be met in the best possible way. A start-up company is based first and foremost on a vision. The vision is translated further down the road into an orderly business plan, detailing the goals and ways to achieve them. 

2. Is it a feasible idea?

Identify what you really want and if it will actually work. The feasibility of the project must be examined, from the technological-performance aspect and from the economic-financial aspect. In addition, it is important to perform a feasibility study of the start-up project. Entrepreneurs need to study well and research in depth the field in which the start-up operates, including market trends, recent technological innovations, and potential profits from the product or service.

It is important to perform in-depth and comprehensive tests, which include a careful examination of the competing factors that offer a solution to the same problem or need identified. The start-up idea must contain a value-added solution that will make it possible to distinguish and highlight the venture in relation to other factors in the market, and provide real justification for it. 

If you want to try something new, surely there are ways to do it but always proceed with caution…and of course, passion! 


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