Looking for a career change?
I have just had a very interesting time exploring a careers resource used in schools, colleges and universities, but which is also great for anyone seeking inspiration for a career change. One of its unique features is the number of videos – over 1000 – of ‘real-life’ workers sharing their experiences about their career.
The workers’ stories also help to dispel the myth that you need to have done certain things if you are ever to have a particular job – as their routes to their jobs are often anything but straightforward! Of course, for some roles, you do need particular qualifications, but for many jobs it is the transferable skills that matter more to employers than your knowledge – examples of transferable skills being communication skills, leadership skills, teamwork, project management, problem solving, time management and so on, skills you develop as you progress through education, employment and training. So, if you are looking for a career change at 30, 40, 50, 60 or more, this resource would be an excellent place to start.
What job could I do?
I found it helpful to look up jobs by ‘Job Type’ (ie. sector) such as Energy and Utilities, Logistics and Transport, or ‘Subject’, such as Geography or Engineering. This pulls up a number of videos for you to watch – around four minutes maximum in length. Information is also given on average salary, working week, male:female ratio in the UK, and any specific entry requirements.
Where do I find it?
My career coaching and advice sessions will help you identify your transferable skills and plan your career change route from where you are now to where you want to be. It would be great to talk to you so please contact me for an informal chat and an idea of cost – no obligation and no pressure.