Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge then it may be the right decision for you.
There could be many reasons why you’d want to change your career:
With more and more higher education and adult learning courses becoming accessible to people who need to work and study at the same time, or need funding to study full-time, changing your career has never been easier.
Transferable skills are abilities, knowledge and training that can be applied to many different aspects of your life and in this case, your career.
Recognising your transferable skills and how you can apply them to the job you want helps you to demonstrate your worth to potential new employers. The skills you have learnt at school, at home or in previous jobs can make you an excellent employee with the potential to learn the tricks of a new trade through training and hard work.
It might surprise you to discover the transferable skills you already have that you can build upon with supplementary learning, for example:
People skills – such as communication and teamwork.
Management skills – the ability to manage or train others, or manage projects.
Technical skills – IT knowledge, mechanical skills, construction, etc.
Data skills – such as record keeping, maths, analysis or research skills.
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