Hound finds 'hidden jobs'
   Send a Friend Free Trial
Forgot Your Password?
  How Hound Can Help You
Search Jobs Direct from Employer Career Pages

Need Help? Call us at (800) 680-7231
Keywords Location  Organization

example: Java Developer

example: Jersey City, NJ or 07097

+ Browse Jobs   + Advanced Search   + Preferences   + Search Tips

Jobs >> Jobs Articles >> Career Feature >> Effective Tips on How to Decide On a Career Change


Career Feature (570)
Self Improvement (146)
Featured Employers (416)
Interview & Resume Tips (187)
The Scoop (1)
Career Feature

Effective Tips on How to Decide On a Career Change

 Dated: 12-16-2014

Summary: Life today has changed and there are a number of career choices that you could go for depending on what will help you get the right career enhancement that you’ve been looking for. It’s important to make the right choices and switch at the right time in order for you to get the most out of the change.

Membership to Hound gives you instant access to over 70,000 employer jobs. Enter your email address below to become a Houndie.

Email Address (Used as your profile ID)

There are a number of things you need to keep in mind before you opt for a career change. You need to focus on your skills and learn some effective career tips that will help in your career development and that will make sure you have a positive change. Here are some tips that will help you follow the right path towards changing your career. 

What You Like and What You Don't

If you're considering a career change, then it's obvious you're not happy with what you're currently doing. It's important for you to understand what you actually like to do before you consider switching careers. Make a list of the jobs that interest you and choose the right career that you know you will enjoy.

New Career Options

Once you've got a list of options ready, explore the scope for career development in those fields. While most people switch their careers because they aren't happy with the job, there are a few people that look for a career change merely because the career they are associated with doesn't have much scope or limits their growth professionally. Always check for options that offer career enhancement. Don't look for a temporary switch. Instead look for a long time option that will help you establish yourself and settle down in the profession. 

Skill Set

One of the most important things you need to check before you opt for a career change is figuring out the right career options that match your skill sets. While you might come across a number of career choices that you like, it's important for you to see which one suits you best. If you've got the basic skills required for a change that you're interested in, you could read some career tips and take some career development courses related to the industry to help you get to know it better.


It's not just basic knowledge about the job that will enable you to effectively switch your career. It's important for you to get some career development in the related field for you to be able to pull off the job without too much effort. Always prepare yourself before you make a career change. While switching a career once or twice during your work life is fine, too many switches will make you look like a confused person, and this might make it tough for you to get a job.

Flexible Behavior

You might be experienced in what you do right now, but when you opt for a career change you might have to start from scratch. While younger people find it easy to change jobs, it might be a little tough for people who've spent a few years in a particular field. You need to be able to accept the changes and adjust to them as they come.

 Create Job Alert   |    Email to Friend   |  

Browse Jobs  |   Search Jobs by Industry  |   Our Sites