Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. Our article “Cancer As Inspiration for Career Changes” addresses the rationale often associated with this decision. Common reasons include wanting to be involved in more meaningful work, achieving a better work–life balance or simply looking for something more gratifying. While searching for a different kind of job can appear overwhelming, creating a plan for the transition can help you gain the confidence and knowledge needed to succeed.
A recent article in The Muse suggests that your skills should help you figure out what types of positions might be right for you, and your values can help you gauge which types of companies and cultures you might be interested in. When you are able to answer these questions, the path is a little clearer, and the process can feel a little less intimidating.
Our Balancing Work & Cancer Webinar Series is hosting a free webinar session on Career Change on Wednesday, February 10th. If you are interested in attending, please click here to register. We hope you’re able to join us!