Make the first move. 1 Identify a new direction. “Create a list of career options you think you’d really enjoy, not just the ones you think you can do. Don’t limit your thinking at this stage. If you really want to start your own business, put that on you list. Then research how others changed into these careers.
2 Think about things you’re good at. “Jobseekers who ask, ‘What can I do with my qualifications/experience?’ have it backwards,” says Tanya de Grunwald, founder of GraduateFog.co.uk. “A good job search should start with you, not your CV. Are you an ideas person? Do you have the gift of the gab? Are you good at explaining things to others? Most of us don’t think of ourselves as ‘talented’ – but look closer and you’ll find something to guide you towards the sort of jobs you’ll most enjoy.”