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Nov 01, 2016 04:51 AM EDT

Career Advice: Say No To Labeling in the Workplace and Be Open To Career Transitions


People often put too much pressure on themselves when it comes to making the right choices. They feel overwhelmed when they think about changing career paths. The question that individuals think is whether they will end up being unhappy or what if the career change will not work. The "what-ifs" must be put aside and one must focus on their abilities that can be most useful in their career change.

Professionals who have gone through career transition feel scared with the shift. However, they should consider their personal as they do not like to be labeled with a certain function. Being labeled can create barriers to understanding one's strength and finding where one can succeed.

In the wealth management field that has new financial advisers, it is noticeable that candidates have stereotyped the skills that they need in order to be successful. College graduates in this field who consider having a career believe that they should have been a business major or must have a thumb for finance.But reality shows that most financial advisers come from various fields. The workforce now allows individuals to personalize and leverage their best skills in order to create the career that they want, as reported by Fortune.

A person does not need to have technical skills. He just needs to be confident, must be willing to be a proactive learner and should believe in his own capabilities. When one prods on shifting careers, that person should connect and research with others on what skills and knowledge that they have to develop and expand. Being good in one thing does not limit one to remain at that only. He may further learn new things. It is advantageous to have conversations with experts in the field and to ask them for advice on what they think of one's potentials and strengths.

Labeling should not hinder one to have a career and be misled on his path. The new career move might be the one that is meant to be.

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