Finding the career of your dreams takes hard work, dedication and motivation, but it’s all worth it in the end when you land the job! The most important thing to bear in mind is that it won’t fall into your lap without you doing anything; life’s all about being proactive and taking the bull by the horns to create your own future.
Perhaps you’re unfulfilled in your current job and want a career change? The first thing to do is research fully the qualifications and training you need for the job you have in mind. Will you have to retrain at all, and if so how much will it cost you and how long will it take? Can you afford to do this? If you are looking at a different profession, will it mean a pay cut and what will the financial consequences of this be?
A career change can seem like the ideal way to get out of a dull and boring job, but beware of thinking that the grass is always greener. It may just be that you need to move on within your current profession to a new workplace. If you’re thinking of changing to a new profession it’s useful to talk to someone who already works within the industry. This way you can ask any questions you need and can hear first-hand what the day-to-day job entails.
If you’re certain you want a career change, do voluntary work within that sector to get a true idea of what it will actually be like working in that profession from day to day. Volunteering will also help you in terms of your CV and contacts.
When it comes to applying for jobs, make sure your CV is up to scratch and relevant. It’s important to remember that you are likely to be competing against numerous other applicants for one position so it’s crucial that your CV stands out. It goes without saying that there should be absolutely no grammatical errors or spelling mistakes in your CV so ask someone to proof-read it before you submit it. Research your potential employer well and tailor your CV to perfectly suit the position for which you’re applying.
Organisations like the Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) offer CV services if you want to make sure your CV is really working hard enough for you.
Of course, with so many people competing for each job vacancy, it’s easy to become disheartened if you don’t get the results you are looking for straight away. Many people find that phone psychic readings can be extremely beneficial when thinking about their future and can often help to achieve a new perspective on life.