6 Common Career Shift Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve been feeling it coming for a while now: you’re frustrated and unhappy in your job, and it’s time for a career shift. As exciting as the idea is, the decisions you make next must be tailored for you personally and approached professionally. Taking the time to create a clear path now will keep you from stumbling mid-transition.

While we don’t want to throw obstacles in your way, there are various pitfalls that you may not have thought about. Here are six mistakes to avoid when making a career shift.

Here’s Why You May Need a Career Coach

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect career for you, but your options look like unappealing, poor matches, you shouldn’t feel too discouraged. It takes time to find the best career match, and sometimes you need to dig deep to get there. Whether you’ve been on this journey for some time or have recently decided to pursue finding your ultimate job match, you don’t have to do it alone. 

How to Describe Your Personality in a Job Interview

Job interviews are an inevitable part of life and the anxious preparations made for them are akin to school exams, auditions, or even blind dates. The questions are coming. The scrutiny. The judging. The measuring up against everyone else. The timeline is finite and you’ll almost never get a second chance for this exact opportunity.

If your resume closely matches the job description and your experience proves you’ve done the legwork to be qualified, then you can focus on what makes or breaks the interview: personality.

Ace Your Job Interview Part II: How to SpeedRead and SpeedREACH Your Interviewer

In Part I of this blog, I shared some key interviewing strengths and potential blind spots for each of the sixteen types and suggested that you try to identify the one from each category that resonates most with you. Being able to capitalize on your strengths and mitigate your blind spots can make the difference between landing that great job, or not.

The Great Resignation: Do You Really Have to Quit to Find Your Calling?

Why are people quitting their jobs in record numbers? The short answer: the pandemic. Still, the specific reasons are nearly as varied as the people quitting. 

Many are quitting out of necessity, and for various logistical reasons. Many workers have had to become stay-at-home parents/teachers/caregivers. Some can’t return because they or someone in their household is in a high-risk group, and employers aren’t offering acceptable measures to minimize Covid-related health risks. Or they otherwise feel their employers aren’t looking out for them.

How to Find a Job You Love by Asking These 6 Crucial Questions

While not everyone needs to find purpose in a career to be happy, many of us search for a meaningful job. But how do you find the right job for you? And when do you know you’ve got there? Whether you’ve been working for decades, or are just starting your professional journey, it takes a bit of soul-searching to figure out what career path may be a fit for you. Wondering how to find a job you love? The following six questions can guide you in the process.

How to Become an Entrepreneur, Based on your Personality Type

It’s easy to think that entrepreneurs fall into just a few personality categories but every personality type has the potential to become brilliant entrepreneurs. Each type has their own unique strengths that can help them succeed when setting up a business.

Read on to find out more about how to become an entrepreneur, based on your personality type.


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