Just got back home after going for a meeting with the chief executive of the academy that I was hoping to gain work experience at, and I can’t help feeling slightly deflated. First impressions are key for me, and often I struggle to change them once they’re in my head.
You have to do something spectacularly amazing if I have you down as a bit of an idiot from our first meeting. On arriving at the academy I asked for the chief exec. and was told, “Go up to the first floor, and you’ll see her office.”
Bearing in mind this is a large building with several doors going off each wall, I was quite pissed off. Also bear in mind that there were girls in leggings and tap shoes parading around the corridors like the kids from Fame, who looked at me like I was a piece of shit on their shoes.
So I walk up the stairs, and see an open office door and pop my head round – a lady on the phone, not even glancing in my direction. Turns out I wasn’t even at the right office and the chief exec. was next door.
If you’re serious about a career change, this Guide will steer you in the right direction. It covers all the nitty-gritty of starting your new career.
At the end of this Career Guide, you’ll be on your way to your new career.
Remember…a second career is something you start while you still have a job, with the end goal of working for yourself. It’s more than a job change or career change…and it’s not just a sideline, second income or second job.
Basically, this Career Guide gives a summary of the process of starting a parallel career which involves two stages.
The first stage is when you did your career change assessment. You identified your Assets & Skillset, and your Passion, Talent or Mission. You did this by looking at your current and previous jobs? And we said that your Assets and Skillset can form the foundation of your parallel career. (To refresh your memory…go to the A&S page>>>)
And the second stage in this Parallel Career Guide has three steps. We call these ‘career change decision’ steps because each step involves decisions/choices to be made.