Moving On Up, or Changing Your Career in Slidell

There's almost as many reasons why people look for Slidell jobs as there are job seekers. One big reason for many people is the desire to change their life path, to strike out on their own, to break away from the traditions of their forebearers and really make a name for themselves. If you're one of those people, with the desire to change your career in a big way, then these tips from The Wall Street Journal, are for you.

1. Establish your goals: According to the Journal, goals relating to career change should be sorted into three categories: short-term goals, intermediate goals, and long-term goals.

2. Do your due diligence: If you are going to change careers, you would do well to identify which industries are expanding. Job boards and business news publications are the best places to look. The Journal also identifies the Labor Department’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (which can be found on the website of the Bureau of Labor Statistics) as a good research source.

3. Take some assessment tests: These tests can help you discover or rediscover skills and talents and jobs that suit these abilities. The three tests that the Journal recommends are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and Campbell Interest & Skill Survey.

4. Find out what skills you’ll need for your new career path: You’ll have to do some more research to cover this step. Networking comes into play as well. Taking classes and doing volunteer work can help you improve on the necessary skills if your credentials are lacking.

5. Revamp your resume: We have established that your resume should be different for each job; in this case, highlight skills or experience that will be most relevant to your new line of work.

By Kyle Wise

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