Changing Career at 50

Changing career might be something you have to do in the wake of redundancy or you may actively be seeking something new, not wanting to spend all your life in a job that bores you. Change is stressful, but at the age of 25, this ordeal may not be that difficult: as people who would have just finished with their graduation or post-graduation by the age of 22-23, a switch in their jobs after a year or two may come as a lesser surprise as compared to when you are 30 and plus.

However, before considering a career change, you need to make sure it is for the right reasons. Bad motivations to change careers, such as problems with your boss, wanting to meet new people or working too many hours, can likely be overcome with a new job in a similar role and industry.

Anyway, it is a matter of fact that two-thirds of college grads studied a field that does not fit their natural talents and on those occasions a career change is almost inevitable.

A career change choice requires precisions, decision and complete strictness to follow it. Here are some ideas which you can implement.

 

  • Research

Check out job websites to understand what the trends are. It is good to investigate IT, but also healthcare and education, all fields that have a growing demand for workers. Once you figured out what is going on in the market, you will be able to know which type of business will suit you best.

 

  • Find a mentor

Ask for help is always good. You can look for pieces of advice from people who have been successful in the field you are interested in switching into from the start. If you do not have a friend in the industry, maybe you can find a professional available on LinkedIn: some people like to be asked for counsel.

 

  • Money is not everything

Wage is the biggest barrier for most career changers. When you start-over in a new field, you will probably need to take a salary cut, at least initially. Not be worried: money is not everything, especially at the beginning of a radical change. At this stage of your new career, it is more important to practically apply your knowledge and develop your skills, in order to gain more experience.

 

  • Work towards your goals

Changing careers can seem overwhelming, but once you have some ideas of where you want to go, get things moving by taking small steps towards that aim. What really matters is that you do a little something on a regular basis. And it also helps you minimise or avoid stress.

 

  • About 360 GSP

An industry focused professional training combined with academic learning looks like the best option because you will be able to acquire the hands-on practical experience you need to apply the knowledge you learn in professional real-world enterprise environments.

360 GSP is an excellent example for individuals that would like to pursue a career in IT technical support or IT networking. We have been in the industry since 2003, specialised in Computer NetworkingNetwork Security, Virtualisation, InfrastructureVoIP and Other related technologies. Over the past decade we have trained around 8,000 IT professionals and placed several students into employment.

With our guaranteed employment programmes you will have the opportunity to gain work experience to help build your CV and references and this will ensure that when you walk into job interviews you will be feeling happy and confident.

If you have decided that you want to pursue a career in IT, you can visit our website to find out more about our trainings and courses and contact us today on 020 8672 4151 or hello@360gsp.com.

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