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Changing Your Career Could Be The Best Thing You Do This Year: Here’s How

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Right now you may be in a job that you dislike. You dread the moment the alarm pings, only to snooze it as much as you can before you have to get up. You reluctantly dress for the day, head out to the job and do what is only necessary to come home. It is the same routine five days a week until the weekend comes. But then they go too fast, right? Maybe now is the time to think about a career change and really think about what you want to do. If you know what that is, then here are some of the steps to take to make it happen. 

Could learning help you get there? 

One of the first things to think about would be whether or not learning could help you get to where you need to be in terms of your dream career. So it might be time to consider going back to college or learning something from home. You could look at even heading back to university to help learn things like nursing skills or other specific qualifications you may need for your chosen career. It might not even be about gaining qualifications, but volunteering and getting experience could prove valuable when the time comes to be in that interview and hopefully secure yourself a new job. 

Maybe now is the time to think about a career change and really think about what you want to do. If you know what that is, then here are some of the steps to take to make it happen. 

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Make sure your resume is eye-catching

Once you have your ideas and have made attempts to learn new things in order to get it, you now need to make sure your resume sings your praises. This is your chance to make a decent impression in order to get to the next crucial stage, the interview. Your resume needs to be eye-catching and full of relevant information without it feeling like it is too much. Listing your previous jobs, and qualifications you have and awards you may have received could be critical. But don’t forget that you can tailor your resume to suit the new job, highlighting exactly what experience is a necessity for the new job and career you are applying for. 

Seek out potential opportunities and be proactive

Sometimes the job you want is not there advertised for you in plain sight, so you may need to take some time to focus on the potential opportunities that are there hidden and be proactive. Looking online at potential companies within the job sector you want is a great place to start. Contacting them directly could enable you to get on mailing lists which will notify you of when jobs become available. Another thing to consider would be to use recruitment agencies, as this can also be a great way to become aware of jobs that have not yet been fully advertised online. 

Make a decent first impression

Finally, you need to be able to make a decent first impression when you get that interview. This means presenting yourself in the best possible way, from the cleanliness and personal hygiene side of things to what you wear and dressing appropriately. You will also want to ensure that you are fully prepared in terms of potential interview questions, so think about your answers ahead of time and work out how to communicate your points validly. 

Let’s hope that these steps help you to change your career which could eventually change your life for the better.

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