Job Tips for a Career Switch



Is “new year, new career” your motto? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It may seem daunting, but we have tips to help you. 


Here are 3 things to think about when making a career switch:


#1 What’s driving you to change?


It’s normal to want more out of a job or something better than your current job can provide. Take a moment to reflect on why you are driven to change in the first place, so you don’t have the same dilemma going forward.


Was it for a better work-life balance?

Was it for better compensation?

Was it because of poor management?

Was it because you are no longer interested in your work?

Was it because you wanted more of a challenge?


Whatever reason is driving you towards a career change, keep it at the top of your mind so that your next career leaves you better off. 


#2 You might need a stepping stone.


If the new year is motivating you to find a different career, you will likely need experience to act as a stepping stone to get you where you want to be. Two questions to keep in mind are:


  1. What skills do I already have?
  2. What skills do I need?


For example, if you plan on progressing from a hard-skill, technical role to more of a managerial position, you ought to take up a position that helps you build your soft skills like communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The first job you land in this new career might not be your end goal, but taking up work or education that builds upon your experience and skills will help guide you there. 


#3 Work with professional recruiters


Although we could be a little bias towards the staffing and recruiting industry; working with experts is your best bet. With over 27 years of experience, we’ve matched hundreds if not thousands of candidates to great jobs across the country. Not only do our recruiters already have a pulse on the job market and access to openings that you don’t, but they can help polish your resume and prep you for interviews. When working with a staffing agency like EDI Staffing, you can expect recruiters to get to know you and your goals so they’re able to market you better as a candidate to achieve them. 


A career switch doesn’t have to be intimidating. Follow these three tips to get a grip on your desires and move forward into a successful new career.

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