career change ideas About Your Mentor
One additional step is one that I feel can have a major impact on determining whether a new career is right for you. Find a mentor.
What is a Mentor?
mentor: a trusted friend, counselor or teacher, usually a more experienced person.
You have taken steps to identify what truly interests you and what you are passionate about. You feel that it is the field that you want to be in day-in and day-out.
Before you move forward, use a mentor to give you the true picture of what you feel is your passion.
Your goal is to find a mentor that is presently working or previously worked in the field in which have an interest. She/he has the knowledge to give you insight into all of the aspects of your dream job.
Let’s take an example as one of the career change ideas.
In this case, you want to run a Bed & Breakfast in a small town.
This allows you to match your cooking skills and your desire for a
slower paced life. You certainly love to cook and the slower life
sounds good. But what are the day-to-day things that you have to deal
with to make it a financial success? Can you handle the marketing,
accounting, after hours calls and special requests too?
Bed & Breakfast
It would sure help you if you could spend time with a current owner/manager of a successful Bed & Breakfast. You could learn the big and small things that you must do be be happy and profitable. Search out a B&B mentor in your own area and ask if you can spend some time with them while you rent your room for a day or two. Most will be glad to give you a good feel for what it takes, perhaps with some the details.
With these career change ideas you are ready to describe your new career.
In my view, if you take some of these steps, you could be positioning yourself for the best job ever - your dream job.