It’s Never Too Late To Change Your Career
Maybe you made the wrong career choice and have been stuck in a job you hate for years, or maybe you just got tired of the rat race lately and really feel like you need something more mellow for a career now. Whatever your reason, it’s really never too late to make a career change.
Before you quit your current job you really should have another one lined up. You also may want to consider having three to six months worth of wages in a savings account just in case you have a job emergency in the transition and find yourself temporarily jobless. Once you’re ready to make the change, here are some things to consider.
Go Back To School
You may want to consider going back to school, at least part-time, to learn what it is you want to do, especially if you are completely changing fields with your career move. For teens, college is a time when they learn what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives. As an adult going back to college you should go in with at least some idea, since you don’t have a lot of time to spare.
If you have something specific in mind for your new career, you could consider going to a trade school. Some certifications don’t need college. If you want to work in auto repair or become a salon professional, trade school is definitely the best option.
Try Something New
Just jump into something if there is a new career that strikes your fancy. If you left the rat race to do something more creative or artistic you’ll want to just dive right in. Start working on that novel before you quit your “day job”. But, consider doing freelance writing on the side to replace your day job (once you have enough clients lined up).
Some jobs will hire newbies and train you on the job. You might want to look into this, or even a paid apprenticeship or internship. Try job shadowing too, even one day can help you determine if a job is something that will be right for you.
Chase Your Passion
Never be afraid to chase your passion and your dreams. No one ever accomplished anything magnificent without taking some risks. While you don’t want to risk your home or your vehicle by jumping into a venture that might not bring in money right away, you do want to strategically find a way to chase that dream.
Start off doing these things as a part time thing, at night when you get home from work. Develop it from there. Once you have a good income coming in you can expand it into a real business and replace your other job with it.