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  • Evaluate Your Current Job Satisfaction
    Keep a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes. Which aspects of your current job do you like and dislike?
  • Assess Your Interest, Values & Skills"
    Review past successful roles, volunteer work, projects and jobs to identify preferred activities and skills.
  • Consider Alternative Careers
    Brainstorm ideas for career alternatives by researching career options, and discussing your core values and skills with friends, family, and networking contacts.
  • Check Out Job Options
    Conduct a preliminary comparative evaluation of several fields to identify a few targets for in-depth research.
  • Set Up a Job Shadow (or two)
    Shadow professionals in fields of primary interest to observe work first-hand. Spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days job shadowing people who have jobs that interest you.
  • Take a Class
    Investigate educational opportunities that would bridge your background to your new field. Consider taking an evening course at a local college or an online course.
  • Upgrade Your Skills
    Look for ways to develop new skills in your current job which would pave the way for a change.
  • Consider a New Job in the Same Industry
    Consider alternative roles within your current industry which would utilize the industry knowledge you already have.
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