If you’ve worked in the same role for many a decade now, you may have thought many times of making that career jump and doing something else entirely different.
Unfortunately, when it comes to change, the older we get, the more settled in our ways we become, and nowhere is this more evident than in those who choose to stay in the one job for the remainder of their working life!
However, with all industries changing each year dramatically, a job for life is no longer a concept we hear much of and with such change often comes the need for most employees to retrain, move onwards and upwards, or perhaps try out a whole new, different role altogether.
Keep Working on Updating Your CV
One of the best tips for anybody working, regardless of their current job title, is to keep on learning, updating those current skills and updating your experience wherever and whenever possible:
- Gone are the days when upgrading our qualifications had to be spent at costly colleges or training providers. Now there are so many online courses offered by reputable providers, whereby learning a new skill and gaining a new qualification is achievable within weeks or months, as opposed to years!
- Arrange to shadow other employees in your company or fill in for them, whenever they are away sick or on holidays. This way you get to learn the ropes of many other employees and therefore extend your skills set. That way if another role opens, you’ll have first-hand practical experience or, if not, at least have additional skills to add to your ever-increasing CV!
- Consider the possibility of volunteering or possibly taking on a small part-time position in a role which would offer you the maximum experience, training, and relevant industry experience to enable you to make a career change. Though this may be problematic and hard going at first, a couple of months working the second job would show you in the highest accolade when it comes to interviewing for another career!
Look at the Possibility of Changing Your Current Workplace Industry
Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize, especially in the business and finance industry, is that their valuable skills and knowledge can also be applied to other sectors.
Fircroft believes in promoting new opportunities globally, as and when they occur, and there are many more companies which look to do the same with their very own websites showcasing potential new roles and careers, as soon as they become available.
If you feel that taking your current skills and expertise and applying it to a new industry would be an excellent opportunity for you, begin searching for online recruitment agencies and specific company websites for the best way to start discovering what roles would be available to someone of your current level.
The key here is to undertake some extensive research, looking at what other industries request from their roles, and then work to ensure you can offer them similar skills and expertise.