Searching for a new job
Even once you’ve done your research and know exactly why a new career is right for you, there’s no guarantee that it will be smooth sailing from that point on.
“Cultural issues will always come into play, such as moving from the private to the public sector. Adapting, for instance, from a role that is team-based, to one in which you are working alone, is always a challenge,” Darke explains.
“In the end it’s all about risk assessment, but not all risks can be envisaged, and if things do go wrong, then acceptance is a key element in being able to move forward. At least you tried and won’t die wondering.”
He adds that one good way to get some insight into what a new career might be like before making any drastic changes is to try volunteering or doing work experience in your targeted career. Here are a few basic steps to follow at the beginning of your job search.