5 Important Things To Know About Career Change

If you are thinking about a major career change, there are five very important things I want you to know:

  1. There is no one-size-fits-all formula, road map or GPS
  2. Career transition can take time – sometimes years
  3. You need to give yourself permission to make wrong turns
  4. Certain friends and family will very likely think you are crazy
  5. You are the only one who will know for sure when you get there

[NOTE: I made a bet with a  friend that I could write a short post. Guess it shows anything is possible. 😉 ~ Ronnie Ann]

Articles and books about Career Change

When Am I Going to Find the Perfect Job for Me?

Finding Passion in Your Work: One Man’s Solution

A Way to Try Out Your Dream Job

I Want a Job I Love!

How Baby Steps Can Get You Out of the Trenches and Into a Career You Love

How Can I Find a Job that Makes Me Happy?

Thinking of Changing Careers for that Dream Job? Be Creative!

20 Simple Tips to Help Move Your Career Ahead

The Career Explorer’s Journal

by Paul Diamond (free e-book)

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

by Herminia Ibarra

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

by Richard N. Bolles

by Liz Lennon and Marc Garnaut (free download)

(image property of Marc Garnaut)



About the author…

Ronnie Ann, founder of Work Coach Cafe, bases her real-world advice on her many years as an organizational consultant where she helped interview and hire people, added to a certificate from NYU in Career Planning & Development and her own adventures as a serial job seeker. She can also be found on her new blog, and on Google+.


  1. Congrats on winning the bet Ronnie! Regarding your 3rd point: Yes, you can make wrong turns, but if each wrong turn teaches you something or gives you an extra skill or experience, it can work to your benefit when you finally find the right path.

  2. Ain’t nothing wrong with a short post Ronnie! Your post reminded me of the time I decided to leave daily newspapers – a profession I envisioned myself being in well past college – before I turned 40. A friend said: “But it’s in your blood!” My response: “Sometimes, you just need a transfusion.”

  3. Hah! Well said, Rick. Thanks.

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