People are reluctant to act for a myriad of reasons (particularly when it comes to making a career change). Some of these blockers include:
- Reduced income
- Lack of personal support
- Fear of failure
- Lack of transferable skills
- Not wanting to undertake further study
- Wasting current qualifications by changing
- Hard to leave status of current job
- Afraid of taking a risk and so on………
According to INSEAD Academic & Leadership expert Herminia Ibarra the key blocker when it comes to making a career change is not knowing what you want to be doing. My experience over a decade of working with clients and students supports this fact. How do you move on to something new when you don’t really know what the something new looks like! As a result people tend to stay where they are.
Some people take a risk on themselves and the market and go on to find new careers. This can be done alone however more often it is done successfully with the support of an experienced Career Coach whose role it is to facilitate the career change process.
If you are someone who is contemplating a career change this video by Herminia Ibarra may be helpful. Click to view Herminia’s video on the ‘Seven Lessons About Career Change’
If you are seeking the support of a Career Strategist please feel free to contact me to find out more about how it works.