The steps discussed above on how to seek career advice when you desire a change give a good playbook on what you should do as you consider a change in career.
In my view, it is good to get professional insight and guidance as you evaluate changing careers. There are may good career counselors that can assist you in that process. They can help you in your process to get prepared. Most are not knowledgeable in detail about your desired career field, but could be helpful in many ways.
WHICH DIRECTION ARE YOU LEANING?
What type of person are you? We are all made different…good thing. Do you find that great feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment when you:
- Work in a corporate environment
- Run a small business
- Are an independent contractor
- Care for the health of others
- Help others in a socially beneficial environment
- Participate in a government role
- Join a group as entrepreneurs
- Become a solopreneur?
You have to decide.
A career coach/counselor may be just the person to help you work through these thoughts to refine your desired role.
Another approach is to spend time with a business person or individual who is already successful in your target occupation.
A coach and a mentor both are good ways to better ways to understand that next career is right for you.
In determining how to seek career advice my suggestion comes down to one simple thought... learn as much as you can about your career choice first before you jump in. It is too important not to have an error in understanding your goal.