Congratulations! Finding this article suggests you’re wondering about where you’re going, and if it’s re-training you’re considering that means you’ve taken it further than the majority of people will. Can you believe that surprisingly few of us consider ourselves satisfied and happy at work – yet the vast majority of us will take no corrective action. Why not be different and do something – think about how you could enjoy Monday mornings.
Before we even think about specific training programs, look for an advisor who will be able to guide you on what to look for. A person who will get a feel for your personality, and discover what type of job will be right for you:
* Do you hope for interaction with others? If so, do you like working with the same people or is meeting new people important to you? Or would you rather work alone with a task?
* What’s important that you get from the market sector you work in? (Building and banking – not so stable as they once were.)
* And how many years do you want to get out of your retraining, and can the industry you choose provide you with that possibility?
* Would it be useful for your retraining to be in a market sector where you believe you will be able to work until retirement?
The largest sector in Great Britain to tick all of the above boxes is the IT industry. There’s a shortage of qualified workers in this market, simply have a look at a local jobs website and you’ll see for yourself. Don’t misunderstand and think it’s full of techie geeks sitting in front of screens all the time – there are many more roles than that. The majority of workers in IT are people of average intelligence, but they enjoy their work and get well paid.
Full support is of the utmost importance – ensure you track down something that provides 24×7 direct access, as not obtaining this level of support will severely put a damper on the speed you move through things. some companies only provide email support (slow), and telephone support is usually to a call-centre which will chat nicely with you for 5 minutes to ask what the issue is and then simply send an email to an instructor – who will call back over the next day or so (assuming you’re there), at a time suitable for them. This is not a lot of use if you’re stuck with a particular problem and have a one hour time-slot in which to study.