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How to change careers in 6 steps

There are lots of reasons why a career change is a good decision to make, but often those that want to change careers use lots of other reasons to prevent it from happening. Making it happen isn’t easy and there are lots of things that get in the way – having to pay the bills, lack of qualifications, lack of skills and experience, not enough time to learn something new, and so on.

8 things you must do if you want to be headhunted for a job

Applying for a job is the usual method of gaining employment, but there is one other that most people fail to recognise. Getting headhunted by an employer is actually a lot more common than you’d think, and your career can take a huge leap forward if you know how to become more visible.

If an employer contacts you directly and asks to see you about an opening, you already have one foot in the door. The roles have been reversed, and although you need to ask lots of questions, the employer is clearly already picturing you working for their company.