In general, many adults tend to wait until the new calendar year before embarking on a huge career change. Armed with the prospect of a new year ahead of us, changing career is often top on the list of our new year’s resolutions.
However, if you’ve been contemplating this move for some time now, rather than wait for the beginning of a new year, why not re-evaluate your current situation now and spend some quality time looking at learning something new and updating your resume to stand you in good stead for when you make that more satisfying of moves?
Here are just two straightforward ways to start preparing for that new career move:
Get Your Qualifications Updated
Equally as important for many as experience, some careers rely on specific levels of qualifications as well. What’s more, the more qualified you can become, the more rounded a resume you build in the process. Look at ways to upgrade your qualifications and indeed skills while you’re still working, whether by online courses or adult education sessions. With an abundance of online providers allowing you to sign up on a vast range of course types at any time of the year, it’s possible these days to get a certificate in just a couple of hours! Though you may think it impossible to become officially certified from an online course, it can open up some fantastic further opportunities and spark areas of interest you perhaps never even knew you had before now.
Look at Your Passions and Interests Outside of Work
It’s always worth looking to those activities, interests, and roles you take on outside of the workplace when looking for a new career, beforehand. This way you can see if there’s something here in you that ignites your passion thoroughly which could enable you to apply such dedication to a career in this area. Do you have a hobby which you strive to make time for every evening, or is there something you take part in at the weekend which lifts your spirits immensely? Have you ever thought about taking this and working on it to build it into a career and something that you get paid for? Again, take a look online or look around for those introductory courses which relate you to your passion as they too could help you discover more and enable you to consider this as a potential career path.