Myths About Career Change/Transition

By Anuj Mishra

We all dream of a specific job for which we are ready to put anything at stake. Students dedicate their days and nights studying, so they are eligible for a company they wish to get inducted in.

Many of them, fortunately, get placed in their dream company and possess a sense of pride. However, often it happens that the pride vanishes in time amidst the toiling of the professional life.

Myths About Career Change/Transition


For staying in a profession and thriving in it, it is crucial to be profoundly passionate about it. Every night when you sleep, you should be waiting for the next day to start your work once again. Although a bit of frustration at times is inevitable, if it persists, it's an indication you need a career change.

But, that's where the main problem lies. After spending years in a profession and reaching a high position, it seems impossible to change careers, isn't it? But it's not. You just have a few myths about moving on to another office or profile. Let's look into them.


1. It's Too Late To Change A Career

After spending 5 to 10 years in a profession, you might be extremely afraid of the transition just because you aren't young enough. But, that's not right. It's never too late to start something new. A human can grasp and develop skills at any age.

Just remember, if you don't do it now, 10 years later you will feel that was the right time to change your job.


2. You Won't Grow Enough In A New Profession

There are people who have achieved high positions after being in a company for just 2 years, while some others couldn't do the same even after 4 years.

You may have this misconception that after changing a career, your whole life will be spent on improving and growing. But with dedication and will, you can achieve excellence in an unbelievably short time span, no matter what the profession.


3. You Need To Work According To Your Degree

3. You Need To Work According To Your Degree

After spending years pursuing a degree, you may think you need to spend your life doing a job related to your education.

However, studies suggest many successful people didn't do things related to their acquired education yet touched the peaks of prosperity in what they did.

Thus, you should never let your education come in your way of doing something you like.


4. You Won't Earn As Much As Your Last Career

Admittedly, when you are a fresher in a field, you are bound to be paid less as compared to an experienced individual. But if your passion lies in something, you tend to work better and faster, resultantly getting quick hikes in your earnings.

After all, it's better to get paid less for something that makes you happy than staying frustrated and earning a bomb.


5. You Won't Be Hired

An organisation won't reject a confident and capable candidate just because they are overage or have experience in a different profile.

If you have the capabilities to perform exceptionally well in an interview and fit the criteria, then anyone would want you as you will yield benefits to the organisation.

If needed, you should be ready to spend some time in doing a short-term course which will give a boost to your new career.


6. What If You Don't Succeed

No matter which career you choose, there's no surety that you will thrive in it unless you do it passionately. If you are changing your career to enter your field of interest, you should be brave enough and have faith in yourself.

At the end of the day, it makes no sense in not trying due to the fear of failing.



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