October 19th, 2021 Revature

Don’t Fear the New: How to Change Careers and Live the Life You Want

Change is scary — much scarier than anything that goes bump in the night. That’s because unlike vampires, werewolves, and other Halloween scaries, a big career change is real. It affects every day of your life, and it won’t go away when you turn on the light.

But as anyone who’s ever visited a haunted house can tell you, fear and excitement are two sides of the same coin. Learning how to change careers may be a Big Scary, but it’s an even bigger thrill. Plus, the result is a successful career that you can be proud of.

Don’t let fear keep you from the career of your dreams. Be brave. Move forward.

Moving Isn’t a Nightmare

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 409,500 new software development jobs in the next decade, adding to the more than 1.8 million jobs already available.

At least some of those lucrative, rewarding jobs will be in new cities. If you’re unwilling to move, you could miss opportunities with Fortune 500 companies across the country.

Instead of letting fear narrow your job search, think about what new developments might await in different cities. What would it be like to live in Denver, Baltimore, or San Diego? Think of what you might gain instead of what you might lose.

Don’t Fear the Skills Gap

Did you know that 49% of surveyed professionals have made a dramatic career change? Software and IT are particularly popular destinations and becoming more so. LinkedIn recently reported that the number of industry-switchers entering tech has increased almost 35% since 2019. It’s a close second as the most attractive new career.

If you aspire to work in tech, don’t worry that your skills aren’t a good match. You may not have every competency you need right now, but you have the time and ability to learn.

Plus, you might have transferable skills that you don’t see right now. Maybe you’re a great problem-solver — someone who thinks outside the box. Or perhaps your communications and team-building skills are your greatest strengths. You can bring those abilities into a tech career.

Revature has shown thousands of people how to get a job in tech with no experience. We know that there’s a pathway for everyone. No matter your background, Revature can be the platform that will launch your tech career.

Take a Chance, Make a Change

At any career crossroads, you have two choices. You can stay where you are or take a bold step into the unknown. Staying put may seem like the less scary choice, but it may not be.

Think of what your life will be 10 years from now. Picture yourself in a high-paying tech career, maybe in an exciting new city with a thriving social circle. Not very scary, is it?

Whether you make a change or not, you’re making a commitment. Be bold and commit to yourself, your career, and your future.

Taking the Leap with Revature

If you’re ready to make a change, Revature is ready for you. We’ll talk with you about your unique experiences, skills, and goals, recommending the strategy that will help you succeed. That strategy will help you develop the in-demand skills you need in today’s tech marketplace.

Learn more today and start saying no to fear — and yes to a new career.