Based on the direction you want to go, evaluate your skills and what is in demand or what could be a good fit for you.
What are your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats? Identify where you are and where you would like to be, in terms of salary, work-life balance, and even work location and flexibility.
Update your LinkedIn profile and your resume, and go to events to meet new people. Be open and curious. Ask questions even within your company network.
Never hesitate to get in touch with a career or leadership coach if you feel overwhelmed or confused. Having expert support can help make this new adventure smoother and much more pleasurable.
More than a threat, planning could be an opportunity to prepare for the job of your dreams, but it is easier if you do it while you still have a plan A.