Almost everyone has once considered or has accomplished a career change. Sometimes you’ll find companies aren’t so welcoming to switches in career paths. However, what these companies miss are the benefits that come along with hiring a ‘career changer.’
Here are the three top reasons why you should consider hiring a ‘career changer’.
A ‘career changer’, or someone who has worked in various fields, can try and solve challenges differently. Experts who have worked in the same industry for decades tend to resolve business situations in the same way. However, ‘career changers’ have the opportunity to bring in a new perspective. They can benefit your team with unique insights that can make your company gain a more competitive advantage. All Things Talent describes a ‘career changer’ as an advantage:
“They are able to identify their most transferable skills and come up with a strategy to apply the same into their next profession in ways that will benefit the organization too.”
Usually, when you hire someone who has worked in several different industries, you can tell that they have a passion for learning. One of the best characteristics of a new hire is finding someone determined always to learn. You will have the confidence of knowing that you have an employee who wants to be there to master their skill set in whatever profession they are studying.
Strong Work Ethic
If they are entering an entirely new field, be reminded they are probably more at a disadvantage than some of their colleagues and will need to have the determination to work hard to catch up. They’re ambitious to want to start in an unfamiliar market and gain experience learning a new skill set.
If you’re looking for fresh perspectives, attentive learners, and determined employees, hiring a ‘career changer’ might be your next move!