8 Ways to Research a Profession Before Changing Careers
One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a career changer is to set your intention on a specific profession without properly researching it first. You too might have met people who went to graduate school (and sometimes borrowed a lot of money to do so) only to discover after graduation what their chosen profession was really like, or professionals who burnt out so badly at their job that they ended up leaving their career, only to rush into another one that is equally unfulfilling. This is why I cannot stress enough the importance of researching a possible new career before taking the leap. While nothing is 100 percent guaranteed, you can definitely hedge your bets by taking the following steps to research potential professions.
1. Take an Inexpensive Course
In the past, people tended to be trained a lot more on the job, and college degrees were relatively affordable. Nowadays, however, companies expect individuals to bear the cost of their ow… Read More