New Year, New Career – Tips for making a new career move in 2017

New Year, New Career – Tips for making a new career move in 2017

 6 Jan 2017


As a fresh year starts, many of us begin to think about our current situation and whether it’s time to make plans to move on from our current job or even embark on a whole new career. With so many options available to us nowadays, it is important to ensure you end up doing a job you truly enjoy, rather than spending the rest of your life dreading going into work. Of course, it is not as simple as waking up on the 1st January and having a new career the following day, but if you have some patience and take steps towards your goals, you could soon find yourself doing what you love. If you find yourself in this situation as the New Year begins, these tips may help you to make that all important career change for 2016.


Make a Plan


If you are looking to change your career, the first step you need to take is to work out exactly what you want to do. This can be a difficult decision; you may just feel unhappy with what you are currently doing, but not quite know what you want to do. If this is the case, a good idea is to make some notes on what you enjoy and where this might fit into a career. For instance, if you enjoy problem solving and dealing with people from all kinds of backgrounds, you may find that a career in law is a good fit. Work out exactly what sort of activities you enjoy and then you can start on the path to a completely new career.


Learn New Skills


It may be that you want to start in a particular career, but you don’t have the skills required to do it yet and instead of just thinking of this as a lost cause, make tracks to learn these new skills. There are lots of different courses available to suit a wide range of interests, so it is well worth taking advantage of these. Some course are available in the evening, so you can still carry on with your day job, until you reach the required level to make a full time move.


Make Connections


If you want to move your career this year, you need to be prepared to be proactive in doing so. Take time to build some connections within the industry you are interested in and find out more about the jobs available and what they think of the work. This will give you a good insight into whether or not it is the right career move for you.


Speak to recommended agencies


Recruitment agencies can help you make a career move by talking to companies in the field you are interested in and to help offer advice on how to reach your goals. Many agencies will have the connections that you may not have yourself and can help gather information on what would suit you best, so you can make a move to your chosen career.


Bonfire Recruitment, a specialist engineering and manufacturing recruitment agency based in Glasgow.

Experts in board level, management and technical appointments throughout Scotland and Northern England.


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