Sometimes in life, it’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been working in the same job as a sales rep for many years and fancy trying something different, like becoming a HR Consultant if you love administrative work or a personal trainer due to your love of fitness. Luckily, with your own determination, there are many ways in which you can retrain and change your career, whatever age you are. Below are four ways to change your career.
Online courses are a great route to go down as you can do them from the comfort of your own home. There are a whole variety of courses that you can enrol into and with Covid causing more people to work from home, online courses are developing and becoming more popular. An online course is a great way to dip your toes in the area that you are considering trying, it may be that once you try the course you realise it’s not for you and try something else.
Volunteer With A Company
Volunteering is a great way to give the job of your dream ago, get some new experience and get your foot in the door with a company you may want to work for. If you have some spare time during the week, or on the weekend, why not contact a company who you are interested in working for and seeing if you can volunteer for them. Like with an online course, by volunteering, you may find that you don’t enjoy the career you thought you would, therefore can start looking into other careers. Alternatively, you may love it and know that the new career that you want is ideal for you, giving you the motivation to work for it.
Consider A New Job In The Same Industry
If you enjoy the industry that you are in, but don’t like the role you have, why not consider speaking to your manager and asking to be moved to a different role. By staying in the company that you currently work for, you already have some expert knowledge of best practises and how the industry works. Whether you are a consultant, or are in marketing or sales, this knowledge will help you move over to a different department helping you start a new career in a different area.
Discover What Skills Of Yours Are Transferable
As touched on above, some skills that you possess can be very transferable, making a new career easier to get into. For example, a sales role involves a lot of similar skills to a marketing person, a customer service advisor is similar to a sales rep. By working out what your strengths are, you can put this into your CV and apply for jobs that are completely different from yours but have similar skills sets.
It’s never too late to change careers or to give something new ago. As you can see there are many ways to help change your careers and do a job that you are happy in. Have you ever changed your career before? What tips can you offer our readers? Let us know in the comment box below, we would love to hear from you.