For many of us lockdown gave us the opportunity to reflect and take stock of our lives – was it everything we wanted? Were we happy? And how could it be improved? Lots of people also found that circumstances beyond their control forced them to assess their lives and start to make plans for the future that were not what they had previously considered.
For many people, something that has come out of the past eighteen months, is the decision to change careers. Whether you were made redundant as the company closed down, or you came to the realisation during all that time at home that you were in a job that was making you unhappy and going nowhere – whatever the reasons if you are considering changing career, here are a few tips and things to think about that may help make that an easier and better thought out process…
Think of your own talents and skills. How can they be applied to a different occupation? It is also good at this point to think of the things you aren’t so good at so that you can avoid doing a job that you struggle with.
If you need to obtain more qualifications, research how you will do this – can you attend a college course or is there somewhere that offers the qualifications you want via online learning? There are lots of options so have a look to find the right one for you.
Look into the availability of jobs in that career. You may have to start at the bottom and work up. Look into specialist recruitment agencies, such as this procurement recruitment agency https://talentdrive.co.uk/ who specialise in that area of work.