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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, you work your own hours and jobs. And you only pick up what you know you’re capable of. However, there’s many ways to boost up your skills (and your confidence) when you take your time training in what you want to do! And here’s 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 the legitimacy.

Apprenticeships are also easier to get a hold of considering the amount 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, 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’ve 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 of the other side with a degree that’s nationally recognised.

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 to it! Look for sites that collect these openings together and apply 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.

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SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter is sort of here, weather wise anyways, ignore the calendar. And the darkness with chill has got me feeling all types of ways. I miss the sunshine, a lot. This weather makes me want to stay in bed all day and do nothing. I have had to constantly push myself these last couple of days to get work done, and this is definitely not me. Is anyone else dealing with this issue? I have been reading a lot about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, and it has got me thinking. Could that be my issue?

 

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

For those who have never heard of SAD, it is a type of mental disorder that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. The SAD symptoms often begin in the autumn and usually becomes most severe during the winter months – December, January and February.

 

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I am trying my best to break away from this unproductive state and get things done in time for the holidays. I am not one to dwell on negatives, so snapping out of this bubble is what I am going to do. The GymCube website is also keeping me very busy with the various fitness workouts. Looking forward to seeing the workouts transforms my body and health.

The festive season is here and I am seriously looking forward to Christmas. I have always love Christmas, right from when I was little. There is something special about the season that makes me feel like a child. And I think the kiddies have bitten the C bug as they seem to LOVE Christmas!

 

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I am eager to get 2017 over and done with and start 2018 from the scratch. This year has been incredibly busy but it has been a good sort of busy. I know 2018 would be even better and I can’t wait for the year to start!

I will be taking some days off blogging this month to get myself and my household ready for Christmas. There is a lot of gift wrapping to do, decorations to put up, food to sort out and the general festive stuff. So I would be multi-tasking as much as possible. Wish me luck!

 

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How are you getting ready for Christmas?

Giveaway: Win Amazon Fire 7 Alexa 7 Inch 8GB Tablet – Black

Hey peeps! I have a giveaway for this November. One lucky winner will win this amazing Amazon Fire 7 Alexa 7 Inch 8GB Tablet in Black. Could it be you? 

This is my first giveaway this month. I have been searching for a cool prize to give away and came across this great tablet that ticked all boxes. Consider this an early Christmas present.

 

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I enjoy giving back to my readers. I won’t be here without you guys, so this little giveaway is my way of saying thank you. This prize would be great for the gadget/technology lovers. Or anyone who does not have a tablet.

This Amazon Fire is currently the  best-selling Fire tablet. It is now thinner, lighter, and with an improved display for enhanced readability. And it features the amazing Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more. It is such a terrific little gadget to have around. Do you agree?

 

Here are the rules of the giveaway –
  1. Follow me on Twitter.
  2. Retweet this post.
  3. Follow me on Instagram.
  4. Leave a comment telling me why you want to win this Amazon Fire tablet.

You can also follow me on my Facebook page for blog post updates and to keep up with me. Sharing this giveaway post on Facebook would also be great, if you want to of course.

The giveaway is open to UK residents only, and you must be 18+.

This giveaway will run for 2 weeks. It ends 9th December at 10pm. The winner will be randomly selected and announced within 24 hours on Twitter so look out for that.

There will be more giveaways coming up so look out for them. I am working on a few projects. Fingers crosses, it should be a very busy December. Good luck everyone.

Have a lovely weekend x

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