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I Need to Change Careers! What Do I Do?

I Need to Change Careers! What Do I Do?As the corporate world continues to change, evolve and recover from the economic collapse of 2008, more and more people seem to be dissatisfied with the new realities of business. Five years ago, people needed to hold onto their jobs at all costs; they didn't want to join the countless friends and family members who got the axe thanks to the financial meltdown. These days, though, people have a bit more freedom to pursue other opportunities now that business is beginning to boom again. The problem is that the corporate environment has changed so much that the security of a traditional, professional career working for an organization no longer exists. If you find yourself saying, “I need to change careers,” then I have some suggestions that will help you envision a path toward a much more fulfilling professional life.

Let's take a look at your current career. If you're looking for a change, it means that you're probably dissatisfied for one of the following reasons:


  • You feel like you're just another number in your workplace

  • That promotion you've been expecting keeps getting delayed

  • Challenges that once inspired you no longer exist

  • You're simply not getting compensated for the value you bring to your company

  • Leaders within your organization seemingly couldn't care less about your performance

  • Your managers lack consistency and vision about the company's future as well as your role

So, if you're experiencing these issues, why are you staying at your current job? Are you just unsure how to get started making a change? Are you afraid that the grass won't be any greener on the other side once you get over there? Do you feel like you simply have too much to lose by making a change? Perhaps it's time to examine an alternative that you may not have considered: consulting.

Have You Considered Consulting?

“I need to change careers!” has become a popular refrain for people like you. Unfortunately, many of your counterparts never decide to make changes that would improve their lives and careers. However, a number of professionals in your position have realized something that will shape the business world for many years to come: businesses are turning to consultants more and more as they look to improve their operations and remain competitive in an ever-changing, fast-paced world.

Companies are turning to consultants for a couple of reasons

#1 – It's much easier – and much more cost effective – to bring a consultant on board than it is to invest in another full-time employee.

#2 – Consultants offer business leaders the chance to add an adjunct leader to the team; a leader who offers a fresh approach and a clear perspective with nothing to lose by rocking the boat.

When you take a look at the modern business landscape and add up all the facts, it should become clear that consulting is the ideal career choice for those of you who are looking for a new challenge and a lucrative future. Consulting gives you the opportunity to experience the thrill of driving results and making positive things happen in the corporate world. It also makes you, your skills and your experience much more valuable in the eyes of business leaders.

The corporate world is stabilizing, but it's never going to be the same as it was prior to the economic collapse of 2008. Given the current conditions, you have a terrific opportunity to make a bold and exciting change to your career, but you need to act on it if you truly desire the ideal career. Consulting has been shown to help businesses considerably, meaning that you're much more valuable as a consultant than as another cog in the machine.

“I need to change careers!” If you're tired of hearing yourself say this, then it's time to make your move. Consider consulting, and you'll set yourself up for the ideal career in the modern business landscape.


Are you looking for a way out of your current career? Learn about the amazing opportunities that you can find in a career as an independent consultant! We have many resources available to help you, including Buddy Hobart's eBook, “Experience Matters,” as well as the Ex3 Matters Consulting Guides, which are available here at no cost.