Make an Actionable Plan
Before you take a massive leap into a new career, take time to make an actionable plan. But don’t outline your five- or ten-year plan—while this is important, right now, you want to be thinking more immediate. Consider where you want to be this year, and what small, yet actionable steps you can take to achieve that objective.
For example, if want to make the move from salesperson to marketing specialist, there are a few actions you might take, including:
- Shadow a marketing specialist at my current job this month.
- Write a list of ways my sales skills applies to marketing so I can be prepared for interviews by next month.
Notice how each of these actions are specific and paired with a time limit.