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.
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.
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.
The Enneagram Type 6, “The Skeptic,” has an innate desire to avoid danger, maintain security, and find peace. Because of this intense need for preparedness against potential hazards, including avoiding manipulative and untrustworthy people, Type 6s remains exceptionally loyal to those they trust. If you’re the Skeptic, you’ll find you either have an aptitude for avoiding danger altogether (aka a Phobic Type 6) or for breaking some rules in an attempt to conquer your fears face on (Counter-Phobic Type 6).
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