Did you know that 22 million jobs were lost in the USA during the first months of the pandemic?
Many will or have regained their employment, others will have to wait a little longer. However, some are viewing this as a real opportunity.
To do what? To turn 180 and start their careers over again.
If you wanted to start a new career, what would you do? How would you choose your path? Why not read on to find out the best ways to start a new life.
What Can You Already Do?
When considering starting a new career, begin by asking yourself, what can I already do? Without even realizing it, you have likely picked up many skills in life that you can use to create a freelancing career.
Make a list of these skills, along with any hobbies or recreational habits you have. Even if you have never earned a cent from it, add it to the list.
Next, think about every compliment you have ever received and add it to the list. By the end of your brainstorming session, you will likely have a large list of qualities and skills.
What Do You Want to Do?
Next, think about how you can match these skills with existing employment opportunities. How do other people harness the skills and talents that you have? Read books written by authors who have started new businesses from scratch for inspiration.
Then, narrow your list down to those that you are most passionate about and that are most realistic.
Once you have a shortlist, research, research, research. Learn as much as possible about these jobs as you can.
Does the industry have a union, and can you contact them to learn more? Do you have any contacts that you can call up or interview to find out more?
Gather as much information as possible so that you can make an informed choice.
If you feel at this stage that this career choice is not for you, don’t worry. You have learned to take these steps. You can replicate them to evaluate other career paths.
If You Have a Job Keep It for Now
If you have a job at this time, resist the temptation to tell your boss how unhappy you are and walk out. It is worth enduring a little longer. You are more likely to get a new job if you are already in employment.
If you have already left your job and worry that you did not leave on good terms, or perhaps you were fired, what can you do? Why not consider a reputation repair service. It may not help you correct the past, but you may be able to present it in a more positive light.
Start a New Career Today
If 2020 has left you searching for a new direction in life, be assured that there are many destinations available. There has never been a better time to start a new career. Simply follow the principles we have outlined today to set off on your journey.
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