How To Change Your Job Quickly

Can you really change your job in 24 hours? On the face of it, it seems unlikely when you consider all the things you have to do when you want to change jobs. For instance, you first need to identify a new job, write your Resume and cover letters, then attend an interview, and so forth.

For some advertised jobs, you need to know the best techniques for analysing adverts before you start filling in a job application form. You may be asked to contact the employer to get a copy of the application form in the first instance, but if you need to fill in an application form to apply for the job, these are the main things to consider. Get this right and the rest is easy.

It’s your decision when you change your career, but throwing away what you already have may not be the wisest decision. So follow this advice and change the easier parts first, then you can decide what follows.

Have you already changed careers? Do you have an interesting career change story to share with our thousands of readers? Although my expert articles on this site cover so much of what my readers want to know, there is often nothing like a personal experience that other readers can relate to. So I would value your contribution.

How To Change Your Job Or Career

To change your job, work on what you already have you have (unless you don’t have a job) and start by changing small aspects of it.

To accomplish all that in just 24 hours would seem like a long stretch for anybody’s imagination. Yet, if you are feeling bored, frustrated, and maybe underpaid in your present job, it would be worth a shot, wouldn’t it?

However, I believe changing your job in 24 hours is possible. Think of all the things you have to do when you change jobs. You will probably travel to a new part of town or unfamiliar location, adopt a new routine for getting to work, and work with new people when you get there.

Although your job is similar to the one you left, maybe with a little more money, all the other components will have changed. New journey, new routines, new people.

To do this, you need to think about how to:

  • work out your goals and targets
  • build up your self-confidence
  • Enhance your Resume or CV
  • Create a personal marketing strategy that works;
  • Learn how to answer tricky interview questions;
  • Polish your interview presentation skills;
  • Produce exemplary covering letters and job applications;
  • Access hidden or unadvertised jobs easily
  • Stay motivated throughout your career change;
  • Finally, win the job you want.

If you have recently lost your job through redundancy or layoff, you will need time to overcome the inevitable reactions to job loss that you will experience.

So if it is too much to leave one job and change to a new job in 24 hours, why not change the job you already have?

To Change Jobs This Is What You Need To Do Immediately:

1. Decide in your own mind that you are going to change your job and get where you want to be. No ifs, buts or maybes.

2. Get your thoughts together quickly:

    • What do you want to do with your time at work?

    • What will it feel like to be doing a job you enjoy?

    • How you will know when you have got what you want?

3. Start getting your personal information together:

    • What you have done before that you could do again?

    • What special skill or knowledge do you have?

    • What do you enjoy doing that makes the day go faster?

4. Get all your ideas together:

    • How can you “sell” yourself and the skills you possess?

    • Talk to people; networking is the best way to get a new job;

    • Write your facts down; prepare your CV/Resume and cover letters;

    • Prepare some ‘nuggets’ about yourself to use on the telephone.

5. Decide what actions you must take:

    • Write your CV or resume;

    • Prepare your contact lists;

    • Research interesting companies;

    • Prepare for interviews;

    • Keep working at it until it all happens.

This is exactly what making your own mind up to change jobs is all about and is full of juicy job search secrets. Add them up for a massive advantage!

All of us can achieve our ideal role so long as we make our minds up to do what needs doing, take action and don’t make excuses.

Questions To Ask Yourself

If you are going to change your job from the one you have, these are the key professional career development questions that may need answers:

1. Do you know where you’re going in your career?

2. If so, do you know how you’ll get there?

3. Are you making the most of your options?

4. Does anyone know about you and how good you are?

5. What do others think about you?

6. How do you measure your impact on the marketplace?

If you are feeling bored, frustrated and maybe underpaid in your present job, it would be worth a shot, wouldn’t it? After all, you’re more likely to move to a similar job than a totally different job, so that being the case, if you change the parts you can change, it will feel like a new job and you CAN accomplish that in 24 hours.

Start by taking a completely different route to work and travel at a different time if possible. Note the new sights and activities as you travel.

When you arrive, rearrange your immediate surroundings as much as you can so things look different. The biggest impact you can make concerns the people you work with – you probably won’t be able to change them, but you can include some new people.

Go and introduce yourself to staff in other departments; tell them you’re looking to improve how you do your job and ask how you can help them. Agree to get involved in some new activities that stretch you and benefit the organization.

This can be the way to change your job in 24 hours; not only that, your new approach will be more fulfilling, will get you noticed and may even lead to more money.

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