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You have done some preliminary work for finding your next career. What’s next. It is so much easier than it used to be!

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A story I saw today about the launch of the "Learn with Facebook" platform from Facebook reminded me to talk with you about the next step in looking at a career transition.

This is the step of doing some homework and exploration. In previous videos, I have talked a lot about the exploration process. But once you kind of want to be curious about a particular field and want to see if it's right for you, yeah, you can puppy dog or follow some around who is in the field. But, then, there's the day to day work, and what will allow you to be masterful.

Now, I don't want you to commit whole hog at this point, I want you to think in terms of getting some basic knowledge to get a sense of what's available to you. Using some of the learning platforms in order to do it.

Now, Learning with Facebook is initially going to launch relatively sparsely. A limited amount of information, some is around job search. The LinkedIn platform, with the acquisition of Linda, is already much bigger in terms of an available resource. You can take a class on skillshare, or Udemy (I'll have a link to skillshare in the show notes because one of the things I'm able to afford people is access to the site for two months for free, rather than the one month that the site offers. So if you're watching on YouTube, if you're watching on my blog, or pick this up elsewhere, look in the show notes for the skillshare option).

There's also a service called Udemy where you can take classes, as well. All of these are fairly inexpensive, even free sometimes, in order to take classes that will lead to the field that you're in aspiring to.

Now I want to be clear, I don't want you to be going for a one year course yet. I just want you to take some basic classes that relate to the new field to see if you like it, if you have an affinity for it and whether it's what's been what you expect it to be like. This is the most important next step that you can take because it's really about the beginning of the information gathering process.

After all, it's not like you're going to be, you know, walking around picking up garbage. You have to learn a new field and how it operates. Few organizations, next to no organization is going to hire you as a career changer and start you at square one when at a high salary when they got university graduates who they can do that with-- hire at a lesser salary.

So, do a little bit of reconnaissance to see what it's really like and then, from there, we'll go into that very soon.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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