Dramatic Career Change Starts With Small Steps

When I walk through different career change scenarios with Career Counseling Connecticut’s clientele, the most popular option – at least initially – is the “out of the box” dramatic change option.

Those who are “sick of their career” want to do something different and quite often they are attracted to something that would be dramatically different.

The initial attraction starts to dissipate when our career counseling clients ponder the process to change: “you mean I have to go to graduate school for two years?”

My response is some version of “Well, you just said you wanted to be a nurse and you have no nursing background…”

That does seem overwhelming.  But if you break it down to small steps then the change becomes more manageable. Maybe you research programs over the next month.  Take 1 class next semester.

And, then in a few years, dramatic change has occurred.