A Complete Guide to Career Change in 2020

A Complete Guide to Career Change in 2020

Making a change in your career is definitely a tricky decision to make. It is important to know what you want to transition to because your employment needs to be something that you have a level of pleasure doing.

People want to change careers for many different reasons. The truth is that the days of lifelong employment are gone and the benefits of a career changing are infinite.

Plus, there is no point in doing anything if you do not enjoy it anymore. It may seem a tough decision in the beginner. But there are plenty of career change options for you to consider.

To try and assist with the process, we have compiled a list for you here.

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Nurse/Carer

 Perhaps you have been inspired by the recent bravery and hard work of all the nurses and carers in the NHS following the COVID-19 pandemic. You would not be the first to be inspired by them, and certainly not the last.

A nursing career can be very rewarding, as can a career in care. It is important to be a patient, understanding and sympathetic person for this role. You need to be able to connect with the feelings and thoughts of the people around you.

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Plumbing

 A career where you actively help others is a rewarding one, and while plumbing is not as high-profile as nursing, it is definitely a vital service in the local community.

Every house has plumbing which needs to be carefully maintained and fixed if it goes wrong. To be someone dedicated to providing this service will quickly see you become an invaluable figure in your community.

Besides, starting a plumbing business can be a quite rentable career path to take in 2020. Becoming a self-employed plumber can be the first step to set up your own plumbing firm.

Remember it’s always better to follow some fundamental steps to succeed. You may invest in qualification, and work for a well-established firm to have enough experience to open your own business.

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Freelancer

 Perhaps life in lockdown has awoken a taste for the freedom of working from home. Not everyone wants to go to an office every day to earn their keep – some people are quite happy to make a living from their sofa in a dressing gown.

Freelancers have already been a well-established career, and so long as you have a skill, you can usually find remote work.

Being able to write, coach, perform remote tech support – these are all useful concepts for you. Plus, freedom is something you can’t beat.

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Researcher

 Maybe you want to be someone who is actively looking for the next scientific breakthrough. Perhaps you like the idea of being able to do researches in a laboratory all day.

Research jobs exist at every level imaginable. Whether you are doing something small or big, there is plenty of scopes for people to get into the world of research.

Those high paying and more illustrious jobs may be locked behind a degree though, so keep that in mind.

Granted that you have the skills or the necessary training, moving to a new career means going through rounds of résumé submissions and interviews. If you get lucky, you can start right away, provided that you pass all the requirements, including any drug test.

How do you ensure you get the job in a new field? Check out this resource to help you pass a preemployment drug test.

In conclusion, these are just some of the different career changes you might want to consider.

There are a lot of different concepts and things you can do to make sure that you have the best possible options. When making a career change, it’s important to carefully consider where it is that you want to go.

You are not going to be able to just jump ship without a plan, so know what you want first. Lockdown has no doubt given many of us critical time to sit and assess what we want from life, so you will not be alone in making a career change.

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*This is a collaborative post

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications. Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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