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The Truth About Jobs
There’s a point in everybody’s careers where they become despondent with their job. Whether it’s due to comparing yourself to friends or family who may have progressed more within their chosen employment, the environment around you not offering what you need or just a disliking to what you thought that you would enjoy, it doesn’t matter why you’re feeling down – you just need a change. Often within jobs, it’s a complete change of scenery that you will need rather than expecting a fix to miraculously appear within a set amount of time. So how can we break out of the monotony?
Join An Agency
There are some jobs that are never advertised to the ‘outside world’ – just as there are some houses that never appear on the market but miraculously get new people move into them every couple of years. It’s because there are a list of people already waiting for news on what’s on offer, and those in the know are well aware that if they put the job out to a list of people who are already extremely well qualified and eager to start, there’s more chance of getting the position filled.
This is so easy to do, especially online where there are websites just waiting for you to put your name down if you are interested. It doesn’t matter if you are a specialist in your field or are worried about whether you will be able to find a job within what you do – there are different recruitment agencies for that specialize in what you have got to offer. You could have been working in HR all of your life and don’t want to change from that – in which case, join an HR recruitment agency. The same goes for anything else that you have done or even something that you fancy doing instead of the norm.
Further Your Education
There’s nothing that you can’t do nowadays – and that even stretches to furthering your education. It doesn’t matter if you dropped out of school or college, as there are courses available for you to take which will get you to where you need to be. It may take a few years to really bring you up to scratch with others who are undertaking the same course, but as long as you are on the right track to get you straight where you need to be, you shouldn’t be thinking about the amount of time that it takes you to get there.
Sign up to learn more from your local college, or have a look on the internet for any distance-learning courses that may be available to you in whatever you have chosen to go forth with. There is support available to you more than ever with different forums and communities coming together to offer you what you need.
Subscribe To A Mailing List
We all get the odd bit of spam from time to time and are still subscribers of mailing lists that we don’t want necessarily want to be, but putting your name down for alerts for jobs that pique your interest from sites like Indeed can really help you to see what’s out there.
It may be that you work in a niche job already; in which case, the emails that you receive alerting you to jobs that are coming up in your field may definitely be worth knowing about. Make sure that you check every reminder that you get coming into your inbox; you don’t want to miss something that could turn out to be your dream job.
Follow Your Dreams
You don’t have to stay in the same job forever. That goes for even the same type of job that you have been in your whole life. Those who go into something such as teaching, nursing or policing tend to stick with the same job throughout the whole of their working career.
It doesn’t have to be this way – and if you know that you have often thought about doing something different (and even better, know what that something is), then don’t hesitate to venture out and give it a try. It could be that you volunteer within your chosen sector for a few weeks to see and show that you’re capable and also find out if it’s something that you truly want to do.
Living the freelance lifestyle may seem like a scary concept, but more and more people are becoming open to the idea of it. It’s something that takes a lot of confidence to do, and it’s best that you have a good book full of contacts to fall back on just so you know that you have the amount of work needed to get you through your first year. It’s something that needs quite a bit of planning as well as the confidence that was aforementioned; don’t just do it on a whim, or else you risk a lot of financial security.
Make sure that you are knowledgeable about the services or items that you are selling and promote yourself in the right way whether this is through social media, online advertising or old fashioned hard marketing. Talking to people who have already taken the step to go self-employed will definitely help you to see what you need to do and the steps that you need to take to get there.
Remember to take it a day at the time; 90% of startups fail within the first two years, and this is due to people rushing and thinking that they’ll get everything given to them as soon as they start trading within their business. As long as you are not greedy, you will be able to turn the financial freedom upon yourself and benefit from it. Always have a backup job for going freelance just in case things don’t go in your favor – returning to set employment isn’t such a bad thing, especially if it can set you on the right path if only for a little bit before deciding to take the leap again.