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Are you a Property Manager at the moment and feeling the pinch with the changes to the legislation and temporary COVID measures?
Here are some tips and advice that can help you if you are deciding on shifting your career into another role or field.
Evaluate and review your current career to this point. Look at what has been successful and what you want to do differently, and then use this to guide your future goal setting.
Make a plan. Be clear about what you want to accomplish and the steps you will take to achieve your goals. For some people, setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) goals is a useful exercise.
Be realistic. Do your research and know how long it’s going to take to achieve your career transition goals. Do you need more training? Will there be financial challenges? Asking and answering hard questions early on will help you avoid disappointment and be an advantage in the long run.
Get a mentor or business coach. During a career transition you can feel alone and isolated, but having a coach or mentor can be a great way to feel supported and they can help you face and overcome your challenges.
Surround yourself with like-minded people. Whether it’s family, friends or colleagues, try to spend as much time with positive people that support you and share your passion as possible.
Network and connect with people. Make sure you spend time with people that have been through a similar transition or have achieved similar goals you are working towards and learn from their experiences. Contact relevant associations or groups and don’t be afraid to use social media to connect, as well as face-to-face meetings and events.
Learn as much as you can about your new career path. You need to make sure it’s right for you. If possible, shadow someone who has relevant experience or is working in a similar role you want.
Keep an open mind. Be prepared for what’s ahead and ready for a steep learning curve.
Learn from your mistakes – and ask for help if you need it!
Make sure you have downtime. Find something you love to do, like exercise or a hobby that will allow you to switch off from work and the stress of the transition so you can take time out to recharge.
With the numbers increasing with individuals in the industry looking at transitioning, particularly with Property Managers in the industry considering a change, it is important to take a step back and reflect on what is important to you and sometimes we need a little guidance or direction on what we can do.