One of the main reasons behind Career Change Guide is to help you learn how to begin a new career, and to begin a new career that brings you more happiness and fulfillment. Here are two short stories about people who found a way to make a difference.
How to begin a new career that matters: Two Short Stories About Contribution
There are two stories from Career Change Guide that highlight peoples’ ways of making contributions at work. They’re there to help you think about that question: What can you contribute by changing careers? How does your contribution change? What do you want to contribute? I want to help you learn how to begin a new career that will bring you happiness and fulfillment.
A woman was working in the product development department of a cosmetic and skin care company. She was disappointed when a new department manager without technical experience was appointed to be her boss. This upset the woman, and she thought about quitting but decided to stick it out instead. She took it upon herself to help her boss and in doing so improve the productivity of her department.
The next week the woman met with her boss and offered to explain the programs underway. He accepted her offer and appreciated the help. After a few months, her new boss promoted the woman. She had made a significant impact to the productivity of the department, and she was happier with her job and work than she had ever been.
What are you doing to help your boss achieve what he/she feels is important?
She didn’t need to learn how to begin a new career after all. Other people might.
Here’s another one:
Years ago, when President Kennedy was touring Cape Canaveral, he asked a janitor what he was doing. The janitor answered,“Mister President, I am helping put a man on the moon.”
Someone at any level in an organization can have a sense of the greater world in which they work.
Do you want to learn how to begin a new career that matters?
What is your perspective about the results of your work? What have you contributed, and what can you contribute going forward? What do you want to contribute? Changing careers is your opportunity to get on the right path. I want to help you learn how to begin a new career.
Buy the career change book Career Change Guide on Amazon to learn how to begin a new career that matters. It has more stories and examples of people who have used the tips. Keep reading my career change blogs here for career change tips. And check out the rest of this website for free career change resources, career change videos, and a career change resume template. All of these career change tools, in combination with the book, will help you successfully change careers at any age.