Making the move to a new job
Career advice to help you make the most of yourself and find a job that you want.
1. Map out what you want from your new career
• What is your salary aim for your new job?
• Do you want to work full- or part-time?
• Do you have childcare needs or need to work around school hours
2. Reaching for something better
• What do you like about what you do now that you could use in a new career?
• What don’t you enjoy? Are these things you could avoid in a new job?
• What skills (work or hobby) could you use in what you do next?
3. Knowing what you’ve got to offer
• Now you’ve listed your skills, think about how you can improve them.
• Talk to friends and ask them to be honest, what do they think would be a reasonable challenge for you, careerwise?
• Research what kinds of demands your ideal new career will need.
4. Confidence boosting experience
• Volunteering is a good start. Even a local charity project can help develop new skills.
• Research what work experience will help you specifically in the career you want to do and approach a related company about getting an intern placement.
• If an internship isn’t an option find local evening courses to gain relevant experience and skills.
5. Make your move!
• Use all the free career advice you can; try the ‘jobs and training’ pages of your local council’s website.
• Keep your CV short and to the point – your covering letter or application form is where you show you’re the perfect choice for that specific job.
• In the interview confidence flows if you’re well prepared – research the job and the company beforehand.
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