Changing your career is sometimes necessary, especially if you don’t see any growth or value from your current career. Sometimes a career change can give you the upper hand, and it can also be a fresh start. It will give you the boost you need to try out something new and truly focus on your future. But then you have to wonder, are there negative issues related to a career change? Is there is any possibility that you may get ripped off? Unfortunately, that can be the case sometimes. Here are some of the ways people get ripped off due to their career changes.
1) Your only focus is money
If you focus on money only, then you end up losing the new career. You do want to excel at your new position, boost your career, and try out something new. If you just focus on money while the company culture or environment is bad, then expect that you will meet several problems. This is not an easy thing to deal with, so you have to take it into consideration and focus on your advantage. Sure, you need to care about money, but this is not the only thing to focus on. Your passions are just as important, if not a lot more important most of the time. Our lives are full of stories of people who went after money while ignoring other criteria which led them to major regrets.
2) No growth potential
There are times when a career change might not have any growth potential, to begin with. That becomes quite the issue since you always want to have some growth benefits or ways to push things to the next level. It’s definitely not simple to work even harder than before without having any evolution or growth prospects at least in the new future. But then again, you are treated as the new guy, and that can be a problem. Try to come over the feeling of being “the outsider” in the group very quickly by building your network in your new career and learning to talk the jargon of the industry. Don’t rush this process. Instead, do it gradually and until you master it.
3) A lack of training
Some companies will offer training solutions, others expect you to handle that. Yes, things will differ quite a lot depending on the situation. But for the most part, a lot of people get ripped off just because they are dealing with severe challenges in acquiring new skills that are necessary for their new careers. Don’t wait for the HR department to decide what are your training programs. Decide the 3 top skills that you need to acquire to grow in your career and build your plan accordingly. Make sure that by the first year you have a good grasp of these 3 skills and grow from there. It’s extremely important to go to a new workplace that helps you grow and evolve. A lack of training can actually be a major disadvantage.
4) No guidance or mentorship
One of the reasons you may want a career change is because you want more guidance and support. if the career change leads to the same situation where you have little assistance, help, and mentorship that’s definitely not a good situation. People get ripped off sometimes as they are promised all kinds of bonuses and mentorship, but that doesn’t end up being the case. Build your mentorship tree, where you have a variety of leaders and mentors in your new industry that you can connect to, benefit from and ask for support either in your new corporation or out of it.
5) Not building your new network
It’s very important to establish your own business network in the new industry. Without that, your new career can be in danger, and that’s something you want to avoid. You want to extend your career slowly but surely and confidently while connecting with other people that match your interests. Doing that can be very helpful, it certainly shares new opportunities and the experience itself can be an incredible one. Commit to growth and success, focus on networking, and the potential can be incredible. Extend your network and ask people for help and guidance always. If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it.
We recommend you to take your time and study every career change move you want to make. You want to avoid repeating the same mistakes you had at your previous workplace. At the same time, you should always strive for a better salary, bonuses, benefits, and growth opportunities. Checking reviews and just seeing the employer history online will give you a good idea of what you can expect. Focus on that, explore all the options, and then pick what really works for you!
In The Passion MBA, The second phase of our training program is devised to help professionals to build the skills needed to master their new careers in the shortest possible duration. Which is based on a scientifically proven and practical step-by-step blueprint to help them to meet the challenges associated with their new careers.