So you want to change careers and either leave the field of technology, or break into it. With a specialist career area such as this, it can be a challenge to decide what to move onto if you’ve been working in the industry for the past 20 years, or to pick a particular sector to focus on if you’re trying to get into the industry.
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Starting a new job brings a mixture of emotions. We feel excited and anxious. We cannot wait to get going and yet we step in with trepidation. Here are some things to think about before we start and in our early days.
Some time ago and employee share scheme paid out a significant amount of money to its members. At the time, it created a positive stir. Hundreds would share the rewards of a successful business. Whilst this was a good thing, many thousands of contributors did not share in this largess.
Once we’ve handed our notice in, it can be tempting to just go through the motions of working our notice period. However, just because you know you’re leaving doesn’t mean it’s alright to tread water for the remainder of your time with the company. Both you and your employer deserve better than that. Here’s how you can make the most of the time you have left instead of just clock-watching for an entire month.
Career change is usually a big deal and not a decision that’s to be taken lightly. If you’ve decided to change careers it’s probably something you’ve been thinking about for a while. Changing careers isn’t something that happens overnight; it’s a complicated process that involves a number of stages. Below is an explanation of the main stages.
The prevalent way to gain attention when looking for work is still the CV and the cover letter that goes with it. If you choose to take this route, here are 10 tips on how you can align those two documents with one another.
1. Think About Who’s Reading
While there’s no such thing as the “perfect job”, somewhere out there is the role that’s right for you at this particular stage in your life. Before you can go get it, however, you need to know what it actually is. Here are some steps you can take towards identifying what type of role is right for you, right now.
A podcast is effectively any piece of digital audio recording that you can listen to by streaming online or downloading to a device such as a computer or smartphone. Many such recordings that are explicitly branded and marketed as podcasts are produced as a series of regular episodes that listeners can subscribe to. Given this format, it’s no surprise that more and more podcasts that feature job search tips, career change advice and thoughts on general career development and employment issues are appearing on the internet. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth giving these careers podcasts a listen.
Whenever we think of leadership or management we make an assumption that the person who is the leader or manager has the necessary resource available to them. This resource comes in many guises. It could be projects and tasks with people and money or responsibility for assets, which could include buildings, ships, computers. But the one thing that is likely to be most crucial to the performance of a leader or manager is how they manage the people resource that they have available to them. These days that isn’t always as crystal clear as it might be if you have a shared resource or you live in a matrix management environment.
As coaching in business is relatively new, you may be wary of the idea that a coach can help your performance in the workplace and boost your career in the long run. However, with the right coach, coaching can take you places in your professional life and attitude to work that you have never before dreamed of.