Pursuing a New and Exciting Career

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Since the advent of the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic, many of our lives have changed significantly. Governments around the world have implemented all sorts of phases of different rules and regulations, at times telling us we can’t leave our houses other than for absolute essentials, at others simply implementing social distancing guidelines. This has impacted our personal lives, social lives and, for many of us, our professional lives. For now, let’s focus on the latter. In terms of work, many businesses have been unable to operate in current conditions and have collapsed, causing mass unemployment. Others have been able to continue operations, but have had to make many staff redundant to do so. Then there are the companies who have had to offer shorter working days or lower salaries (both options resulting in negatively impacted income for workers). If you’ve been struggling with work as a result of the pandemic, you may be considering a new role now that vaccines are being rolled out and life is slowly returning to normal. Here are some steps to take that could land you an exciting new role!!

Decide What You Want to Do

First and foremost, you need to consider what you want to do. There are countless roles out there and the world is now your oyster. Many of us are starting with a fresh slate and you don’t have to return to the industry you previously worked in unless you genuinely want to. Consider what kind of roles you’d find enjoyable. What roles incorporate your personal interests? Consider salary. How much would you like to earn? Consider working hours. What will work best around your family and other commitments? Eventually, you will whittle down the options and find something that ticks all, or most, of your boxes.

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Next, ask yourself, what will it take to get this job? Do some research. Find out if there are certain courses or qualifications you need to undertake to be considered for the role. If you’re considering becoming a doctor, you may have a long education ahead of you. If you want to become a pilot, you’re going to need to go to flight school. If you want to be a teacher, you may need a degree followed by teacher training. Then there are roles that require apprenticeships or placements to train you up on the job. A waiting job may require a food hygiene and safety certificate. The list goes on.

The Application Process

Once you have the qualifications or skills required to be seriously considered for the position you’re pursuing, it’s time to get involved in the application process. Start searching for jobs on job boards. Some of the best and most frequently updated options are online, such as Indeed or LinkedIn. Check in every day. You never know when a position will be posted and it’s best to get your application in early.

These are just the starter steps to getting a new job that you have in mind. Bear each step in mind and you’ll be well on your way to landing a new position that suits you and your lifestyle.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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