It’s that time of year again. The time of year to start breaking out the pencils for your New Year Resolution list. Everything seems possible in January, but if you really want to make your New Year Resolution list stick this year, it is important to have a plan.

That is even more important if a new career is on your list. Even more surprising is that a new career is actually one of the most common items to have on your list. So, if you are looking to find an electrical training program, find a certification for a new job or maybe just a side hustle, here are a few tips to help you accomplish your goal of a new job in 2022.

Set A Timeline

When it comes to any New Year resolution, having a clear plan with timelines is vital. With a new career, it is essential. Without a timeline, you will likely never achieve your dreams. 

You should add very specific goals to meet along the timeline and have very specific timeframes. This will help keep you on track and moving in the right direction. Now, it is always alright to have to move the times around, but having the plan before your start will do wonders.

Find Training

One of the most common mistakes for finding a new career is starting with a job search. Obviously you need to find jobs, but if you are really serious, you will also need to learn new skills before you even start applying. 

For example, if you want to start a new career as an electrician, you will need to find an electrical training course to start with. This way, you will have the skills you need when you finally do land the interview to get started on your new career.

Apply To Multiple Positions

If you are really serious about making a career change, it shouldn’t be about working for a specific company or with a specific job title. Not only is that not a good sign for longevity, it is also a difficult task to actually find a job.

Instead, you should apply to multiple companies and for multiple positions. This will give you the best chance of finding a job and getting your foot in the door. That really is the most difficult part of starting a new career. Once you’re in, you can begin moving up the ladder to the position you really want.

Follow Up

Far too often, job seekers get discouraged after not hearing back from a job in the first week. This can be even more frustrating when you apply to multiple jobs and don’t hear back at all.

The best thing to do is to actually follow up. You should not only follow up with jobs you don’t hear back from, but also jobs you do hear back from. No matter what response you receive, you should always follow up with them. This will help if something opens up with that employer down the road or if you may actually be able to fill a different position they need. 

The reality is that starting a new career is challenging, but certainly not impossible. If you are serious about starting a new career in 2022, make sure to follow the steps outline above.