Emotional Wellbeing

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Mandy Kloppers

Your Career And You: The Next Steps

Sometimes you just know when it’s time for a change. It might be a calling, or it might just be a general sense of unease and a want for something better. Other times you might not have a choice due to redundancy. Whatever the case, deciding to try for a new career can be completely daunting in all aspects. This applies to any person, any age with any beliefs. Yet also liberating. You’re taking your life into your own hands and saying that enough is enough. So many don’t. They just amble on day after day hoping for something different to come up. These tips can help you decide what’s best for you. Just remember, advice is there to guide you, don’t follow it to the letter. Only you know what’s truly best for you.

 

Follow A Passion

 

Not everyone has one, but some out there really do have dreams they were simply meant to follow. Maybe you won’t hit them, but just trying can sometimes be enough. What do you want? What is it that you really desire out of life? Maybe you want to help people, in which case Health Industry Training could help you. Or perhaps you want something less tangible, like to be your own boss and own a business. Find your passion and follow it to the end to experience true job satisfaction. They do say if you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life.

Study Hard

 

Some careers have entrance jobs, others don’t. For these ones you need to start at a certain position, but to get that position you need to study. Accountancy is an example of this. If you want to land in a profession, you need to study hard. You can do this part time, or you can leave work and go full time. Just follow it through. Don’t start and stop because doing so will waste a lot of your own money and you’ll end up feeling bad about yourself. Speak to your family first, as you’ll be sacrificing time with them to study instead. Be in the right place to attack the studying and see it through to the end whether it’s a small night course, a full blown degree or even a postgraduate qualification. 

 

Go It Alone

Starting a business is tough, and even if you went freelance you’re still going to struggle for the first few months unless you take some clients with you. The key is to give yourself a running start. Market yourself beforehand for the best chances of success. This means you have to spend time focusing on your next career move. This can be pouring time into a website, by writing blog posts and seeking content, or it can be cultivating clients and ensuring you have some work to come to when you eventually cut the cord and go it alone. The key here is not to cut it too soon or you could end up in a precarious financial situation.

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