Changing Career in One or Two Steps
Do you feel like you’re trapped in the wrong career path?
If you’re asking yourself this question, then the answer might be yes. There is no need to despair, however. With some perseverance change is possible.
Let’s imagine that you’re a lawyer working for a bank’s division. You’re good at what you’re doing and respected by your colleagues in the banking sector. Photography and the news industry are your true passions, however.
If you’re determined, have some savings as a buffer, good connections and a solid photography portfolio that you developed during your free time, you could decide to quit your position as a lawyer cold-turkey. With the freedmo you’ve gained, you could then start working as a photographer for the news industry immediately.
On the other hand, if you find yourself in the position of not being able to quit your hypothetical lawyer career immediately, you may want to choose a gradual, more gentle, two-step path:
You could apply your law expertise by working for a news channel, for example. Lawyers are required in the industry to resolve copyright disputes and to advise staff on data confidentiality issues. After a while, you could then abandon law as a whole and embrace photography full-time.
Or you could also decide to extend your stay in the bank. Your boss needs a photographer to capture corporate events with his lens and to develop promotional materials. After improving your skills as a photographer within corporate headquarters, you could then ditch banks for good and embrace your big passion: working as a photographer within the news industry.
The examples are endless. Of course, the right of changing career is not reserved to lawyers. Regardless s of the background that you may have, you can still change career path if you wish to do so. The only thing that you need is perseverance and belief in yourself.