Reflecting back on my career predictably brings many ‘sliding doors’ moments where I could easily have ended up on a different path.
While there is inevitably serendipity in life, I believe that on the whole, your career should be about timing and opportunity. Making the time to notice – and then to seize – these opportunities will reap great rewards.
It’s not uncommon, in these hyper-connected times, for the working week to overlap into family life (or vice versa). It’s difficult to pursue your individual goals in amongst this, and scheduling time to do so can often take weeks of advance planning. Most people see this and then give up on the idea until some quiet time reveals itself.
That said, if you’re thinking about a career change but don’t have the time to dedicate to it, then all is not lost. There are some simple steps you can take with a view to creating this time, and I’ve tried to outline as many of them as possible in this blog.
I’ve divided this into two sections: passive (before you start researching) and active (once research has begun):