You’ve got the qualification…now what?

SO many people go back into education at different points in their life. Education can become challenging to manage if you have a lot going on in other areas of your life! As soon as you decide to go back into up skilling and doing some study when you do already have responsibilities in other areas of your life, reality can hit and the practicalities of time management are critical. Going back into education to get that dream job and to explore new career options is an amazing opportunity, but it can still be a challenge finding the right job even though you’ve got a qualification. The big thing that most companies look for is experience, which while you are focusing on education is not always possible! So let’s explore two moves you can make so it doesn’t feel like a bit of an anti-climax when you finish your study…

Do Some Volunteer Work
Volunteer work is something you definitely can try with a company in the industry that’s related to what you are looking to move into. A lot of companies have unpaid internships that they run that will help you to get that valuable experience to help get your foot in the door of a company that really interests you. You could go to the other end of the scale and go and do volunteer work when practical and safe to do so. Both of these types of experience are fantastic for your resume and talking points in job interviews. 

Partner With Companies Who Find Opportunities For You
Do you ever feel like all you’re doing is applying for jobs and hearing nothing back? The stress is very real with that sometimes and it can feel like you may have made the wrong decision putting everything on hold to go back into education when you can’t find work in the industry you are interested in. Working with recruitment companies to try and find you the job that you would love to do is a fantastic option. There is anything from medical recruitment to construction, so if you have a skilled qualification it might not be that long until you find the right match for your next opportunity. 

TDP x

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