Ten tips for speeding up a job transition

If you are thinking of moving into a new role, consider what steps you can take to make this transition easier. Perhaps you have studied marketing but haven’t been in a marketing role. What can you do to help position yourself for this move?

Here are ten suggestions:

  1. Volunteer your services to a community organisation. This will give you current, relevant experience.
  2. Join relevant professional associations.
  3. Attend relevant seminars to keep up to date in your field.
  4. Find a mentor to give you advice.
  5. Are there ways you could include some aspect of your desired field in your current job?
  6. Make contact with people in your organisation who work in your desired field. Seek their advice.
  7. Volunteer for projects that are linked to your field.
  8. Find a coach who can support you in reaching your goal.
  9. Read journals and other material relevant to your desired field.
  10. Attend relevant conferences and mix and mingle. You never know who you might meet.
Dr Ann Villiers, career coach, writer and author, is Australia’s only Mental Nutritionist specialising in mind and language practices that help people build flexible thinking, confident speaking and quality connections with people.