Last year, nearly half of all Americans were interested in a career change, and I was one of them.
I’d become fascinated with drought-resistant landscape architecture. I was working as a freelance writer but saw appealing promise in this emerging industry.
I stumbled upon the idea to “test drive” this new career path by taking a couple of classes at my local university. Later I would learn that this tactic is commonly recommended by career coaches, including Scott Anthony Barlow. In his podcast, Happen to Your Career, Barlow suggests experimenting with career change first rather than starting over.
I came across Barlow’s advice recently while I spent a week buckling down, gathering up every piece of info I could about how to successfully navigate a career change. Here's what I learned.