New Year, New Career – A Guide to Getting Started

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new careerA new year – heck, a new decade – is as good a time as any to start fresh with a new career, don’t you think? Maybe you’re stuck in a role you don’t love right now, or just ready to change your career path altogether. Whatever the case may be, here are some steps you can start taking today toward a shiny new career!

New Year, New Career – A Guide to Getting Started

Follow the steps, apply the lessons, and you’ve got a good shot at succeeding in your new career! You can do this!!!

1) Evaluate Your Long-term Life and Money Goals

Whatever your current job may look like, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is this: “Is this job helping me actively pursue and achieve both my personal and financial goals?” If the answer isn’t a confident “yes,” then it’s time to get to work. 

Sit down right now and take a detailed look at where you’d like to see yourself in 5 years from now – 10 years even.

  • What does you perfect day look like if you break it down hour by hour?
  • Are you excited to take on your daily work responsibilities?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • When do you want to retire? 

If you don’t have a life plan, life will happen to you. It you don’t have a goal to pursue, there will never be a reason to change course. Start today by narrowing down the life path you’d like to pursue and start setting up a game plan. Once you gain some clarity on where you’re going, it’s time to figure out how your career is path is going to help you achieve those goals. 


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AUTHOR Kerah Kemmerer

Hello! I'm Kerah. I'm a writer and personal finance enthusiast with a background in marketing. I'm also a wedding and portrait photographer, part-time RVer and a lover of simple and minimal living. Always up to some project or adventure over @krisandkerah on Instagram.

2 Comments

  1. Love these tips! It is always useful to be as prepared as you can when starting a new career. Specially the LinkedIn one, it had not occurred to me how helpful it could be. How do you know starting a new career is the right thing for you?

    • Glad you liked it, Amir!

      How do you know if a career is right for you? Start asking yourself these questions:

      – Am I content in my current career? Or do I loathe going to work each day?
      – What do I enjoy doing when I’m not at work? Is it an employable job?
      – What job would I really enjoy and make a good living with?

      Those can help you get started, then it’s a matter of talking to people in those roles you might be interested in. Maybe even shadow them for a day!


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