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Career Change – Understanding the Full Impact

Posted on April 7, 2021 under Career & Work

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I've conducted a dozen in-depth interviews with professionals who had or were in the process of career change.

The biggest difference between Career Changers and Job Switchers is Career Changers realize they're on a journey of personal change. On the other hand, the Job Switchers focus on making a move.

Career Change rates highly on the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory along with death/birth, loss of health, or marriage/divorce.

Career change should not be taken lightly.

Like other life events, career change happens in stages. Those stages are punctuated by moments such as quitting a job or getting hired.

I help clients prepare for as many elements of their new career as possible… Factors like pay, workplace relationships, location, skills and experiences, or creative or community satisfaction.

Yet, you can't plan for everything. Especially how you'll feel.

When my father was dying in 2016, we (he, my mother, and I) worked together to plan as much as possible for our future.

But when the inevitable happened it's like a new portal opens. You must step through it into a new dimension.

Changing careers is similar. It's 100% best to prepare, but you cannot control or predict everything.

There's an element of trust.

-Kelley

Kelley is a career development coach who is dedicated to helping people discover their career path and land their dream jobs. Kelley and her partner Josh live in New York City from which she has served hundreds of professionals across the U.S., U.K., and Australia since 2012 to radically change their relationship with work.

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