6 Simple Steps to a Successful Career Change with Aventis
Whether you are exploring career switches or advancement in your current professions, it is essential that you approach opportunities with an open mind. The opportunities are infinite, there are various ways to re-ignite Career Passion and execute your best mid-career moves.
This is one of the key reasons why many professionals and PMETS are exploring mid career switches across various sectors in Singapore. While looking for a career switch people generally look for advices and keeping this in mind a few critical steps in planning for your new career switch.
Let’s take a look at the 6 simple steps that can be followed by professionals and executives alike to make their career better:
Step 1: Self Reflection – Are you Satisfied with Your Job?
Evaluate your current job satisfaction level by maintaining a journal record of your sentiments and reactions to various situations encountered in your work. This will provide you with a more holistic picture of your current work situation by allowing you to reflect on your daily encounters and reactions to the quality of your work, current job profile, company culture, peer pressures and future job prospects.
Step 2: Career Profiling and Mapping
Aventis Job Profiling and Psychometric Tools provide in-depth understanding of your values, skills and interests with the help of this test. One of the psychometric tools adopted is “Career Leaders” a highly effective profiling tools use by many top business schools across the world which provides you with an in-depth understanding of your strengths , weakness and the association with various job functions and industries.
Step 3: Career Coaching for Professionals
Aventis currently employs 3 resident career Coaches, each has more than 25-30 years of experience in helping PMETs and senior professionals. One to one dedicated career coaching allows professionals to better understand their career goals and interests and embark on their new career direction with greater confidence and enthusiasm.
Step 4: New Skills and New Networks?
After knowing your skills and competency gaps, it is essential that you close the skill gaps by upgrading yourself. Whilst short seminars or readings are helpful, an internationally recognized academic qualification is essential for career advancement. Aventis School of management offers a suite of executive master programs and graduate diploma programs to meet the needs of PMETs to bridge this skill gap. These programs help professionals secure industry specific expertise that is essential for their career growth.
Step 5: Practice Made Perfect?
Instill discipline and get yourself out of the comfort zone, explore as many opportunities as possible to hone and practice your new found skills, you can attend the seminars, networking events, workshops and other career exhibitions to meet this end. There are also many experienced lecturers and faculties present at Aventis who can give you proper industry information and advice.
Step 6: What about Career Placement Opportunities?
Aventis offers Career Placement Services that will helps immensely. In Collaboration with HeadHunt Singapore, Aventis offers over 300 Executive Placement opportunities with annual salary range from $50,000 to $150,000. Executive placement are great opportunities to jump start your new careers.
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In line with the changing market trends of mid career switches by many working professionals and executives, Aventis in collaboration with its university partners such as The City University of New York has designed a suite of Executive Masters, MBA and Graduate diplomas tailored for working professionals to accelerate their career advancement and helping them achieve their career goals and objectives.
Whilst the MBA and Master of Science programs typically tailored for working professionals with over 5 years professional experience, Aventis also offer a suite of 6 months Graduate Diploma program in across 15 disciplines caters for professionals with less. These graduate diploma programs have been specifically designed with the working professionals in mind. The idea is to boost their professional skills and help them in achieving growth within the industry and secure the opportunities to switch into a career of their interest or to accelerate their career climb in their current organizations.
So take charge of your destiny and make the 1st step towards your professional success.