By the end of 2020, millions of jobs could have been lost from the United Kingdom economy, due to the pandemic.
If you are one of those people affected, we would like to offer our help and let you know that there is hope and a brighter future ahead.
Please stay positive and focus on exactly what you want to do going forward.
This is by no means easy, but you need to reach out to friends and family also build your own support network.
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein
WHAT IS YOUR IMMEDIATE COURSE OF ACTION?
This will probably depend on the type of job you had.
Was it working in the aviation industry for instance where there’s little chance of your job reappearing?
If this was the case, you may be left with little choice but to continue with that stop gap job that you had taken on as you were waiting for things to get better.
Alternatively, if there are no viable opportunities in your chosen career you may be left with no other option but to apply for trainee roles in other employment categories or retraining.
WHERE TO FIND HELP?
The National Careers Helpline
They provide information, advice and guidance to assist in making decisions regarding learning, training and work. The National Careers Helpline also provide great tools that give you access to:
- A skills assessment
- Explore over 800 career profiles
- Find an online course
You can also speak to a careers adviser on, 0800 100 900, or use their webchat
The Open University
How to find a new career is so important because it helps to make the life of job seekers easier.
Provides high-quality university education to all and are experts in distance also online earning courses.
Helped over 2 million people fulfil their potential.
You could benefit from innovative teaching and qualifications, respected by employers.
The Open University has the flexibility and value not always available at classroom-based universities.
Ellen Cocking, head of careers and employability at the Open University, says that “Despite the initial shock of being forced into a career change by redundancy, it can open the door to new ways to a more satisfying career”
The head of careers at the Open University also says “Unexpected opportunities are always just around the corner”
Also giving 2 examples that should give hope to all of us where, an Open University graduate changed from being a legal secretary editor of an arts magazine.
Another one switched from cabin crew to organisational psychologist.
“Understand your strengths and transferable skills, speak to those around you to collect their perceptions of you, keep an open mind and talk to people already involved in areas you are considering” – Ellen Cocking
- I hope you found this blog “How to Find a New Career” useful and good luck for the future
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