26 Jan How To Power a Successful Career Transition (Part 2)
In the previous post, we started our discussion on career transition and steps to a smooth transition.
We will be concluding on it in this article.
What Should You Do During The Period of Transitioning?
There is a crucial period between switching jobs or careers.
This period involves all the activities between ending your current career, readjusting to the new normal and beginning your new role.
This period is divided into three parts.
Here is what you should do in each part.
Part 1: Ending
Having secured a new career and hopefully a new job you want to end your current one.
This is how.
If you still have a job, do not leave your organization on a sour note.
Start with a conversation with your boss, and follow standard organizational procedure i.e 2 weeks’ notice, one-month work period, etc.
In this period make sure you complete pending tasks and hand over efficiently.
Negotiate a start date with your new job.
If you don’t have a job, then the transitional period should be dedicated to volunteer work to get more experience, creating a work schedule as your body clock might be in disarray, prepping for a full time/ part-time position.
Part 2: Middle Point
This is the period between the end of your old job and the beginning of the new one.
Here, you should confirm your start date, get the appropriate work attire, identify the means of getting to work if it isn’t a remote role, learn about the organization’s culture, rest.
Part 3: Beginning
This is your onboarding process.
Complete all necessary paperwork, acquaint yourself with the team leads you should know, take a physical or organizational tour, learn the communication culture and ask questions, take out some time to learn the company culture first hand.
The key thing to note about a career change or transition is that It is not dictated by institutions or their process.
While change within one field is via promotions, transfers, organization switch, layoffs, etc.
Career change is self-initiated.
So, make a note, follow these steps and speak to your mentor on the best career routes you should take