It’s never too late to change and retrain: How to start a new career

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For months, you have noticed that Monday is your most hated day, that you often lose focus during working hours and are not motivated for new business challenges in your company, and that the desire to change your career and find a dream job never leaves your head.

The feeling of dissatisfaction with the current engagement can be a phase caused by various factors, such as stress due to a new project, short deadlines, but if this feeling does not leave you, it is time to consider changing your professional path.

The realization that you have dedicated your life to a certain job and company, and that you now feel that you are no longer part of that world, can cause disappointment and a feeling of emptiness, and bring a dose of insecurity after the desire to retrain.

You will often look back on your age and think how risky it is to leave a secure job and embark on a challenge whose outcome can have negative consequences for you. You have to keep in mind that it is never too late to turn a new leaf and change your career, especially now in the period of modern technologies and easily accessible educations and courses, with which you will acquire new knowledge and skills, and better position yourself on the labor market.

Below we will introduce you to a few steps that can help and empower you to start a new career.

Market research

Whether it is a complete change of industry or turning your own hobby into a career, you need to make a selection of your priority occupations and start researching the labor market.

You need to keep in mind your education, skills and interests, and look at what it is accordingly what current job postings offer. Based on the current offer, you will get a clearer picture of the real needs in certain industries and what skills and knowledge are necessary to perform tasks in a given job.

This information can guide you in which direction it is best to develop your new career.

Finding the right education

Today, there are many different educations and courses that can provide you with the necessary knowledge and adequately prepare you for your new business area. Online teaching has been extremely popular lately and there is almost every academy and organization that deals with education and knowledge transfer.

It is suitable because of its flexibility when it comes to teaching, so you can listen to lectures when it suits you best. This fact can be a relief if you are still engaged in your old job, and you will be able to easily adjust your daily obligations to the teaching schedule.

Before choosing a course, you need to know your financial capabilities and determine the budget that will be provided for training, as well as the time you need to devote to learning.

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Appropriate work biography

Because it is work biography your main tool and the first step towards a new job, try to leave a good impression on a potential employer. The CV should contain all important information regarding your qualifications, as well as a history of previous engagements and projects.

Depending on the job you are applying for, you will emphasize the necessary skills and knowledge and thus adjust your CV to the employer. Composing a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate and how you will contribute to the company can increase your chances of getting a job and leave a better picture when choosing a candidate.

If you are not sure what a good and meaningful CV should look like, look for instructions on the Internet or consult with friends who work in the field of human resources, we are sure that they will have useful advice.

Networking and professional contacts

Business and social contacts can be of great help to you when finding a new job. Don’t forget to nurture contacts with former colleagues, friends from college, new acquaintances you met while attending the current course, because you never know which of them will contribute to finding new potential employers and business partners.

You know that good business opportunities are often not always visible and work according to the principle of recommendation, so it is necessary to nurture all the contacts you have.

You only have one life and why not make the most of it and enjoy every segment of it. Don’t be afraid to take these important steps and make significant changes in your professional world, embark on an adventure and enjoy new business opportunities. Good luck!


Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.

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