Few of us were prepared for what 2020 would hold in regards to every aspect of our day to day lives. One area of particularly negative impact? Our careers. Your job could have been completely secure at the start of the year, but unforeseen circumstances and restrictions placed on how many businesses operate have seen a huge number of companies collapse, big numbers of redundancies and countless people having to accept fewer working hours or a lower salary.
If you’re considering following a new career path, it’s not all too surprising and you’re far from alone. Many people are job hunting right now and a lot of them are looking for entry roles in new fields and industries in a bid to find secure work again. Here’s some information that can help you along the way in your job search!
Take Time to Think About What You Want to Do
If you’re out of work or considering a new role, take this time to really think about what it is that you’re looking for. Are you just looking for something temporary to tide yourself over until your previous industry is back on its feet? Are you looking for a new career that you want to stick with? This will determine what kind of roles you might want to consider and how dedicated you’ll need to be to finding the best new position for your needs and preferences.
Do You Need Training and Experience?
Next, take a moment to look at your current education, training and experience. Do you have what is being asked for the roles you are considering? Do you need to build your qualifications, training or experience to make yourself an eligible candidate? Here are some steps you may find that you need to take:
Starting low – if you have no training or experience, you may not be able to walk straight into the exact position you want. You may find that you need to start at the bottom of the ladder and work your way up!
Return to higher education – if the rle you want needs specific qualifications, you may need to return to higher education to get them. Find relevant courses at relevant schools. If you’re interested in beauty, for example, you might want to look into attending top rated cosmetology schools.
Sure, the world is your oyster. But times are hard right now. You need to ask yourself whether the industry or field of specialism you’re interested in is doing well and recruiting right now. Many specific industries are struggling and now might not be the best time to try to enter them. Be realistic with your goals. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams. It may just mean doing a different job until that industry is back up and running again – then pursuing your dream.
So, there you have it! A few tips and tricks that will help to guide you in the right direction when it comes to your new career path. Hopefully, some will prove useful to you!