Career change

  • Do you want to change career but have no idea what to do next?
  • Are you considering a midlife career change but don't know if it is just a pipe-dream?
  • Have you identified a number of new career options and are unsure how to decide between them?

At Career Psychologists, we work with you to develop your self-understanding, to explore your options and to plan a clear way forward. We ask questions to clarify your thoughts and use tailored tools and techniques to help you to make career change decisions. We draw on research into job satisfaction, career change and transition to help you to maximise your chances of achieving a rewarding new career.

Coaching aims

If you are considering a major career change, we can help you to:

  • Develop your self-understanding:
    • Develop a clear and detailed understanding of your strengths, interests and passions, motivations, personal development aims, personality preferences and desired future lifestyle
    • Find out about the factors at work that are most linked to job satisfaction
    • Identify the most important elements for your personal job satisfaction
    • Explore your longer-term vision and your personal view of success
    • Consider any practical and psychological blocks to changing career
  • Explore your options:
    • Generate alternative career options
    • Find out about a variety of proven action-orientated strategies which have helped many people to successfully change career
    • Identify various ways to develop your understanding of your options
    • Evaluate the options through research and experimentation
  • Plan a clear way forward:
    • Understand how your behaviours and actions can maximise your chances of achieving a successful career change
    • Put together an action plan towards achieving your new career
    • Prepare for applications and interviews

Have a look at Our Approach for more information on how we work.

Coaching process

The number of meetings depends on your particular circumstances. We offer a complimentary 20-30 minute discussion, after which we will propose a coaching plan. Typically we recommend four to five meetings of 1½ - 2 hours to work through the career direction process. Sessions may be face-to-face or by telephone, with email support between sessions.