Aug 24, 2018 - 12:28 PM
Oct 11, 2018 - 11:57 AM
You change your career by assessing what you like and don’t like about a current job, considering what you enjoy doing on your own time, and listing the skills you currently possess. This should give you a clearer picture of what really holds your interest and the skills that can help you get a job that contains more of the things that you really like.
For example, if you’re a data analyst — but you hate sitting at a computer all day — then it doesn’t make sense to take a job in another field that will have you doing the same thing. But if you love creative writing, then perhaps you can use your data skills to open the door to a marketing job where you can not only assess buyer trends based on data but also write creatively. Or, if you always wanted to be a professional baseball player and that didn’t work out, you could use your accounting skills to work in the front office of a major or minor league baseball team. To get a clearer idea of the kinds of skills that may be needed for certain jobs, check out the Labor Department’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. It lists qualifications of various jobs.