Making a career change is not something that can just happen overnight. Once you have an idea of what path you want to take, you need to take action. The opportunity won’t come to you. You need to create it.
If someone has the respect of their manager, they are far more likely to achieve both their own and their organisation’s goals than if they only gain respect (and often recognition), after the goal has been reached.
Are you an Optimist, Realist, Pessimist, or perhaps an ‘Occupational Depressionist’ at work? If you’re on the on the job hunt, be careful that you don’t get lured by aesthetics. Have a read of Adrian’s story.
Without knowing your ‘back story’, a recruiter or potential employer will formulate one of their own. So never assume that the person sitting across from you during an interview is a mind reader or has a crystal ball to look into your past.