Training For A Career In Your Own Time

The idea of a career. It’s something so many people go in for during their youth, studying as hard as they can to make sure they get the degree of their dreams. And then you add another line to your resume and get turned away from jobs you’re told you’re not experienced enough for. It certainly doesn’t feel fair, and truth be told it isn’t!

So when it comes to carving out the career of your dreams, a lot of people like to turn towards freelancing; it’s liberating, and you work your own hours and jobs. And you only pick up what you know you’re capable of. However, there are many ways to boost your skills (and your confidence) when you take your time training in what you want to do! And here are a couple of great ways to do so.


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Use an Apprenticeship

If freelancing is not quite the thing for you, and you still want to give it a go in a traditional place of work with the dreams you’ve always wanted to accomplish, see if there are any apprenticeship or traineeship programs available. This way you earn and study whilst on the job. There are always nationally recognised programs to apply to, so you don’t have to worry about legitimacy.

Apprenticeships are also easier to get a hold of considering the number of placements offered both on large and small scales, and even an internship won’t go amiss here. Just make sure you’re never doing any payment-requiring work during one! You’ll get some much-needed experience and a great friend in the shape of an established employer. You will also get plenty of references to take you higher and higher.

Head Online

On the other hand, if the online world is your oyster, make sure you’re putting it to good use. It’s there for everyone to use after all, and when you have a wi-fi signal at your disposal, there’s so much you could do. For example, you can easily find an Online BBA Program to invest your time and effort in, and you’re going to come out the other side with a degree that’s nationally recognised. If you are thinking of a career change and you have a question like – how do I become a home inspector? Checking online would be the best way to start. 

And you can usually complete these programs in your own time. So don’t underestimate the power an online learning system can give you. Or you could simply go online to find people just like you, to share advice and concerns. And to find the people who are searching for someone like you to fill a position they have open. It could be a simple commission or a full-time job, and it’s just waiting for you to apply for it! Look for sites that collect these openings together and apply them to every ad you see; it could turn out well.

Training for a career is never something done lightly, but it’s something you can absolutely do. If you’re striving to get what you want at the end of the day, you’re doing a good job with the baby steps you feel like you’re taking.

Are you training for a new career? How are you finding it?


*Collaborative post.

26 responses

  1. These are lovely suggestions on how to learn skills that you’d like to eventually use when you switch careers. I think it’s nice that there’s are online courses that you can enroll in!

  2. Changing up what you are doing can be hard. But if you don’t love what you are doing, you definitely should think about other things. There are many jobs where online training can help. There are so many resources out there.

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