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A career change can sound scary but in fact, it’s not as daunting as you may think. Year in, year out many people change careers due to a host of reasons - it could be unhappiness in a current role, wanting to earn more money or the simple fact they fancy trying something new. Luckily, in the world we live in today, it has never been easier to change careers. There are online courses you can do, you can use your experience to move into a different sector or you can use your connections at work to convince somebody to give you a try at something you have never done before. Below are four tips for changing your career.
When retraining for a career it is important you have the correct qualifications for the position you are heading into. Some positions might not require anything specific, such as if you are going into a photography job or something creative. If you are heading into a technical and more specialist field, however, you might be required to get certain certificates and training in order to work there. If you wanted to be a lawyer for a company such as Mitch Grissim and Associates, for example, this would require specific training to be qualified for the job at hand.
If it’s a complete career change that you want to do and the sector you want to move into requires certain high-level qualifications, it could be worth considering flexible education. For many, simply giving up their job and spending three years learning is unrealistic and unachievable. But with flexible learning, you can study part-time over a longer period of time, work and then make a big career change. It could be that whilst you are studying, you find a part-time job in the field you want to work in.
While you might feel that your educational qualifications are enough to get you a job, think again. There is a ton of competition out there. Professionals with three or more professional degrees, years of experience and a laundry list of online courses. This is why as someone who is looking to make their mark, you need to apply for corporate training in Singapore. This will not only help you gain exposure, but also arm you with the requires skills and knowledge which multi-national corporations are looking for in their employees.
With the internet being very present in our day to day lives, it’s never been easier to retrain using online courses. Many online courses cost, but they are not as expensive as going into a learning facility. There are also free online courses that are very informative and are created by reputable companies like Google’s online training programs. A benefit of doing an online course is that you can get a taste of it before fully committing. It could be that whilst doing the course, you realize the career change you thought was for you, actually isn’t.
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Depending on how long you have been working, the chances are you have been building up your connections through your colleagues, networking events and when you have left previous jobs. When trying to change your career, see if any of your connections can help you. It may be that they have a position available that you would be interested in, and by already knowing them it gives you a head start. After all, it is said “It’s not who you are, it’s the people you know”
What are your reasons for wanting to change careers? Have you got any tips to help our readers? Let us know in the comment box below.
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