Tackling a Career Change

Ashton Leftridge

As a recruiter, I talk to people in many different walks of life. One thing I’ve come across more and more recently are people making changing careers, either because their old one is no longer in demand or because they’ve found a passion that they want to explore. The hardest part is often taking the first step. So what does that look like? It’s different for every career, but what isn’t different: learning. Just as you learned for your first career, you will learn for your second. You need to understand what the experts know and what someone going into the career should have. If you are looking to be a Project Manager, look into the certifications for that career (a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, for example); developers, IT and Cybersecurity Professionals often jump into accelerated bootcamps and certification programs. Create mini-projects in your own time so you can…

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