Well, we can find a range of answers to this question, and there is a majority of so-called Intellectuals who have all the explanations in the world to prove that switching careers in India is not a viable option, especially when one has already built a stable profession over some time in any specific domain.
What's intimidating is the fact, that despite building a weak foundation we have been claiming ourselves as followers of the global trends for a very long. Consider US, UK, or any other western country the acceptance ratio about switching endeavors is remarkably high. We are at the lowest in ranking when it comes to encouraging individuals to pursue alternate career options.
There can't be a common reason why someone is so likely to opt for a completely new profession. There is something that enables them to take such steps.
Can you assume, what it can be?
Interest, knowledge, need !!
Yes, it can be any of these reasons but predominantly if someone doesn't possess the fundamental qualities like optimism, empathy, zeal, resilience, and confidence along with effective communication skills there can be no place or any job or domain where any individual can be successful.
Therefore, it is implicit to shift the focus on nurturing, skills, and foundation right rather entirely relying on the degrees or the qualification that one carries. Experience and common sense are other undeniable attributes that should also be taken into account before judging someone's capability to transform for a new role entirely.
What can be a better time to implement this celebration when COVID has already aggravated uncertainties around us, we have never felt so unprepared and unplanned. This is the exact time when we should experiment, learn and open ourselves to all the possibilities around us. I'm sure by now some would have already grabbed this opportunity and for them, it is a "blessing in disguise".
If an Engineer wants to switch his career to sales or if a teacher wants to try his hands out in corporate operations, this should not be looked upon as an immature or incorrect decision to facilitate such decisions we need to develop the right ambiance around that is encouraging and supportive.
The success of an individual cannot be domain-specific, in the past we all have seen many instances where people experimented with different jobs and finally succeeded but there was something common in all such cases. Someone gave them the chance and kept the faith alive. That’s it. This is all we need to do. Acknowledging the burning need for talent in all the newly formed avenues, this strategy can surely be a game-changer and perhaps that is when we'll be in the right stage to proudly flaunt our solidarity with the global work ethics.