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Guide to successfully searching for a new career

Learning People are career change experts, so let us show you where to start and how to minimise risk along the way. 

The phrase ‘baby steps’ is famous across many journeys, and sectors for that matter and is probably most appropriate when approaching a potential new career.

New stuff is always scary, we’re creatures of habit, and anything that breaks the routine will instinctively be met by resistance. With this in mind, we owe it to ourselves to break life changing moments into small, manageable and workable chunks that we’ll find motivational and achievable.

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What steps should I take if I want to change careers?

Start at the end and work backwards. Although this may sound a little confusing, we always end up doing what we like and enjoy the most. Be it eating out, entertainment, sports, tech, even soft furnishings, we organically ‘go for’ what suits our personalities best, and this is no exception when it comes to our career.  

People spend the majority of their lives at work, so why not do something you’re good at and enjoy? This might sound like idealistic dream speak, however, the world’s greatest chefs are just that, not because they thought the career would provide stability and or advancement, but due to a passion for what they enjoy and believe in.

A typical Learning People career consultation will look at and consider the background, transferable skills, motivations and goals of a potential student. This will then provide a clear and tangible learning pathway, resulting in a defined career / job role. We do this daily for IT, Code, Project Management and Cyber Security and can map bespoke training packages with appropriate career support to suit any motivated career changer.

Am I too old to change careers?

Learning People students range from late teens all the way up to their late 60s. The financial implications of our current world mean that most of us will be working well into our 70s and with life expectancy steadily increasing; our tendency to work beyond a classical retirement age is a very real fact.  

Whether you view this as good or bad, which may be down to your current job role, it does mean that we all have the opportunity to change and advance even if we feel the time has passed.

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Is it too late for me to change careers? 

Professional training is extremely concise by comparison to that of a traditional academic qualification. Gone are the days of a 3 or 4 year part time study schedule and in place are world class IT certifications, that can be achieved in a matter of weeks and professionally mapped pathways of training can be completed in a matter of months.

Pathways will take the learner from a standing start, through all appropriate and necessary fundamentals, to then achieve specialist standards and best practice at a global level.

Most of our full-time working career changers will complete studies and certifications well within a year, so career changing and training up to do so at a professional standard is never too late. 

Whatever your goal, we have professionally mapped certification and qualification pathways to ensure you are career ready. Our in-house career team will help you position yourself both online and in person, professionally and efficiently so that you stand out in the positive minority.  

Get in touch with one of our dedicated career consultants today who will guide you with confidence, patience and assurance allowing you to know and feel you’re making the right move toward your new career.