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How to Find a New Career.

2024, July 3rd

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SUMMARY / KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Is it time to find a new career?
  • Some people can go through their whole lives and not want to change what they do for a living once.
  • Others might have a number of changes over the decades.

Is it time to find a new career? Some people can go through their whole lives and not want to change what they do for a living once. Others might have a number of changes over the decades. It really depends on what you want to do and what you think would be best for you – the main thing is to be content, after all, and have a good level of job satisfaction.

The only issue is that if you opt for the second idea and decide to change your career once, twice, or perhaps more times, it can be a tricky process – there’s a lot to think about, and it might even be a scary idea, even if you’re sure it would be for the best. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to find a new career more easily; read on to find out more.

What Are Your Transferable Skills?

One of the first things you’ll need to do is work out what your transferable skills are because not only will this give you a good idea of what kind of career you could move into, but it will also help you when you start applying for jobs or a new qualification because you can let potential employers and course providers know you’re already ahead of the rest of the applicants – you already know what to do and who to do it, at least in part.

Transferable skills will include all sorts of things, like communication, leadership, and problem-solving, or perhaps technical skills that might be useful. Again, it depends on what kind of career you’re moving into, as some skills will be more useful than others. However,  working out what you can do and letting people know is a crucial part of moving forward with your plan.

Explore New Ideas.

Thanks mainly to technology, but also to the different ways in which people live, there are jobs available today that weren’t around a few years ago, just as there are jobs that have disappeared over time. If you want to have a long career in your new job, it’s a good idea to look at the new ideas that are emerging and pick a career that’s just starting.

Not only will this mean you get in at the start and you can carve out a great and successful career for yourself, but it also means that there won’t be so much competition – people tend to stick to what they know, and if the job is a very new one, then people won’t be sure about it. Take a risk and get started and you should be able to find plenty of success.

Upskilling and Education.

If you want to successfully move into a new career, it’s wise to invest in more education and training – in fact, for some careers, training is non-negotiable, and medical assistant training or similar might be something you need to explore more and get involved with.

This kind of formal education is one option, but other careers might not need a certificate or degree, yet they’ll still need you to know what to do, which means reading books and blogs, going to conferences, and speaking to professionals (ideally through networking) would be a good route to take.

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