Changing Your Career


It’s understandable that after committing yourself to pursuing a career, that you may find it’s not the career for you after all.

Making a career change is a big decision though so you need to be certain it’s the right move for you before doing anything.

Break It All Down

Look at the career you’re pursuing now and note everything you’re happy and not happy with. Weighing up the pros and cons of staying in your career should help you decide what’s most important to you and if your current position suits your needs.

Some things to ask yourself are:

  • Are you passionate about your current role?
  • Are you enjoying your work?
  • Can you gain anything else from it?


If you decide that you do want a career change, you need to decide what you want. In terms of your professional needs, you should consider the following:

  • Is it a change in sector or just job role you want?
  • What skills do you have that could be utilised in new ways?
  • Do you want to build on new skills through further education?

As well as career and work preferences, there may be more personal reasons why you want a career change. A comfortable life-work balance is something everyone should aim to maintain in order to stay healthy.

Key Tip: Signing up for work experience or shadowing is a great way to decide if a certain career is right for you.


Rushing into these decisions is never recommended. Even if you’re eager to mix things up, this is a decision that’s going to change your entire life! There’s no rush so take your time and remember that it’s never too late to change your career.

If you’re ready for a career change or just want to get back on the career ladder, we’re here to help. As a Key Candidate, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way from interview preparation to catching up with you after you’ve been employed.

The registration process couldn’t be easier, so why not see how we can help you find employment?

Published about 1 year ago by Mary Hendry