Re-training for a brand new career in Waterford

17/04/18

 

 

 

Long gone are the days where it was the norm that you stayed with your company for the duration of your working life.

Deciding to embark on a brand new Career can be a daunting challenge to face into no matter what the age, however people are doing this now more than ever from their 30s to their 50s and transitioning from one career to another and in some case re-training completely. Read on for 5 easy steps to help you on your way today!

1. Planning is everything - and what's more confidence comes with having a well thought out plan that you can put into action when you are ready to make that move. Planning will begin by going back to the drawing board somewhat and taking a long hard look at what your soft and hard skills are and where best your skillset may be used, be it working for yourself, transferring those existing skills to a new industry or retraining either in part or in full. A wise decision at this point is to talk to a career or life guidance counsellor to help you reach a shortlist of possible options.

2. Start by researching what Skills and Training you need - the big question you need to ask yourself is will you need to retrain completely? If you are thinking of moving into a new area with a specific skill-set such as FinanceIT or Web Design then more than likely you will need to qualify in this area. You will need to look into where you can do it and if you can do it at night while keeping your day job, or if you have to take the big plunge and head back to full-time study.

3. Where can you Re-Train - if you do need to retrain to get into your chosen area – there are a number of ways to do this. Could you study full-time by day, and if you need to, work part-time at night or the weekends or vice versa?  There are many flexible short training courses out there, so you will need to seek advice on where you can do the necessary courses and decide which method of training is best for you.

4. Rewrite your CV and LinkedIn - it is best start over with a blank page and use a short skills based format which is what is more attractive to employers, don't go beyond 10 years work experience and it is most worthwhile getting a career advisor's professional opinion.

5. Network - speak to friends, former colleagues and associates to find out about the new career you are interested in, try to get introductions to new contacts and you will possibly get to hear about roles not necessarily being advertised.

So if you are looking at changing careers, one of the best first steps you can take is to check out your local Pitman Training centre for Waterford Jobs, Career, CV advice and if relevant also learn about the wide range of short & longer duration Courses, Diploma's and most importantly career options available. With over 450 flexible learning, full and part-time courses in a wide range of subjects from IT, Programming to Web Design, ManagementMarketing, Accounting Technician, Finance and many more – you’ll certainly have no trouble picking up and succeeding at a new career. 

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