How to Bag a New Career

“Dear diary,
I’ve only been back at work for a week and I am already in a bit of a slump. I no longer like my job.
It’s time for a change; it’s time to focus on what makes me happy and work towards a career that I actually want to be in.
We’re in 2018 now, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to make a change!
But how…?”
Confession Time: Does this sound like you?
No need to be embarrassed, we’ve all been there. But how many of us actually put these plans into action?
It may seem like a daunting task, but we've got the best tips on how to bag yourself a new career:

  • Figure out why you want a new career

This time of year is hard for everyone: the post-Christmas slump. So you need to decipher whether that’s the cause, or whether you have genuinely had enough. If it's the latter, then figure out what is about your job that you don’t like so you won’t fall into the same mistakes.

  • Put yourself out there

Be open to new opportunities. Through elimination you will be able to know what you don’t want and narrow the search. Also, services such as career guidance and recruitment agencies will be able to help match you to the type of career you are suited for.

  • Do some research

Once you have decided which career you are interested in, do some research on the best routes and opportunities that are available. This way you can find out which route works best for you, and get there much quicker!

  • Enrol on a course with Open Study College

With over 450 different courses, we have something suitable for everyone. Varying from Dog Grooming or Accounting and Bookkeeping, to Personal Training and Cake Making, our accredited qualifications and knowledge-based courses could be the first step towards your new, dream career.
Join over 60,00 students who have changed their lives with Open Study College. Take a look on our website, or give our Student Adviser team a call on 03300 563100 to enrol today!
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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

How to Bag a New Career