There is no better time than now to start planning your future career and working out who you truly aspire to be. Not only has the pandemic shaken up the jobs industry, it has also made employees realise the importance of being in the right role. Career development is a lifelong process, and there is no pressure to get it right straight away. Every job is a step towards your preferred future.
In the current situation where there is lots of uncertainty around jobs, you need to be careful. This is in both choosing and managing your career option. Leaving things to chance will mean that you might finish college or university and add to the growing number of youth unemployment. For those whose college and university days are well behind them, it is important that before you make the leap into a new career you are certain it is the right move for you.
The question you need to ask yourself is; what career do you want to pursue to earn a living in the future? Here are a few tips to help keep you on track:
Research employability opportunities
Before undertaking a new course you need to scope out the job market. Is it possible to get employed easily after completing your qualification? In the world of vocational training there are often lots of opportunities for Assessors to either undertake their qualifications on the job, or progress their career once qualified.
Undertake a self-assessment of your interests
You need to carefully assess your key interests and values. Your future career needs to be something that you are passionate about, in an environment that you are comfortable in. For example, many people choose to become an Assessor because it is a very rewarding career and you get to meet lots of people along the way. If you are someone who likes to keep themselves to themselves, this may not be the correct career choice for you.
Find out the cost of academic or vocational qualifications
As well as seeing how much time you have available to undertake a qualification around your current job, you need to consider the expense. Some employers will be able to fund the training if you will be progressing within the company; so it is always worth asking the question. There are often finance options available with training providers too, so spend some time carrying out your research.
Ensure you are motivated enough to undertake training
Studying at any age takes dedication, motivation and determination, which has to come from within. By taking the time to make sure the qualification is right for you, this will help motivate you to pursue your future career. Here at Brooks & Kirk the Assessor courses we offer are through blended learning. This means most of your studying will be carried out from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. Then you will just be required to attend a day or two in person towards the end of your course. Giving you much more flexibility than a classroom-based training course.
Attend events such as career workshops, job fairs & training sessions
There are lots of websites that you can use to research the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need for your desired career. Make sure you attend the latest events, careers workshops and training sessions just to make sure it is definitely the right direction for you. You may not make the right decision straight away, and that is absolutely fine. Just take the time to see what options are available to you so you can make an informed decision.
If you would like any further information about the courses we run here at Brooks & Kirk please give us a call on 01205 805155.