So if you have decided that you want to change career. Make sure you have pursued all existing options and alternatives within the Financial Services side. You may be in Financial Sales and think you have had enough of being in a sales role – having the pressures of performing to achieve high sales targets, so why not consider other options that can fully utilise your existing skills such as:
- Being a Para Planner – who are in great demand.
- Why not find a Compliance role.
- Explore local IFA’s who may have a variety of vacancies.
- How about looking for a Supervisor role training new starters.
- Administration work etc.
So if you have finally decided to leave Financial Services – the next thing to consider is WHEN. Timing is critical. Once you have made a decision the chances are that a mighty weight has been lifted from your shoulders and can start looking to the future with a certain amount of excitement.
This is it! A start to a new and exciting life. Now you need to be positive, upbeat and full of enthusiasm.
So when it comes to timing, you need to consider the following:
- How much holidays have you got owing to you.
- What bonuses or additional payments are you do?
- May and October are probably the best times to look around.
- Good times to start a new job is January or September.
- Plan ahead and give yourself a decent lead in time. Say 6 months.
NEVER RESIGN BEFORE YOU HAVE A NEW JOB LINED UP.
NEVER START A NEW JOB UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD A DECENT HOLIDAY BREAK.