How To Pivot Your Career In 2021, Part 3

Mar 16, 2021Blog, Employee Training, Job Searching, Resume Building

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Changing your career can be a new and exciting adventure. However, some of the most rewarding things in life typically take hard work.

Once you have decided what new direction you want to go in for your career, you must make sure you are prepared by filling in any gaps in your knowledge. Depending on your goals, you can do this in a few different ways.

Whether that means going to college, taking a few certificate courses, or doing vocational training, you can take charge of your life, learn more, and earn the career of your dreams.

Infinity Staffing  – one of the best California Staffing agencies – wants you to get your dream job. In part three of this series, we will help guide you through filling in the gaps in your education. Our agency’s staffing program not only wants to give you advice, but we also want to help you find the job of your dreams!

Identify Gaps In Your Knowledge And Fill Them In

Based on the career path you are hoping to follow, determine what areas you have gaps in regarding your knowledge and experience.

If you feel like you are all set, then fantastic! You can jump right into looking for the right job.

However, if there are areas where you need to learn more about before going into your dream career, that’s okay too. Take the time to educate yourself and grow as an individual.

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Further Your Education 

If you want to prepare yourself and thrive in your career then finding the right educational path is sure to help.

Certifications

There are plenty of certificates you can earn out there, and this is a great option if you don’t want to spend years getting a degree. 

Find the short courses that relate to the field you are interested in. Once you complete the course you will have gained a whole lot of pertinent knowledge and you will have another thing to add to your resume. You can take as many of the applicable courses as you want and continue to learn and grow as a professional.

A few popular (and high paying) certificate choices are –

  • Web development
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Dental assistant
  • Real estate agent
  • Massage therapist

Do your research and see which of the many options spark your interest!

Vocational Training

Learning a skill or a trade is an amazing way to advance in our world. There is often a shortage of individuals who know trades these days. Signing up at a trade school or vocational training center can help you get ahead of the game and build a great career with the trade you learned. 

Find A Mentor

If you have your eye on a certain field or position, then it may be a good idea to learn from an individual who has experience with it. Look for a professional who is willing and able to help you learn from them. You can ask them questions, shadow them on the job, and glean from any wisdom or advice they may have.

Volunteer

Not only is volunteering a giving and kind thing to do, but you can also gain a lot of knowledge and experience from doing it.

According to Open Colleges,

“Although volunteering outside of work will require a considerable time commitment on your part, it can be an excellent way to master skills you haven’t been able to practice in your current line of work. This can be especially beneficial if you’re thinking of making a career change and want to gain some practical experience in a new area.”

When you take the time to volunteer, you won’t regret it!

College 

One of the best ways to learn a lot, and qualify for more jobs is to go to college and get a degree in the field you desire to work in. 

If you have already been to college for an associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, but want to pivot your career, you may want to consider going back to school and gaining more knowledge in your area of interest. 

If you graduate with a degree in the field you are hoping to get a job in, it will be a lot easier to get a good-paying job and move ahead in your career.

And if you don’t want to go back to college full time, you can take a few courses online to fill in gaps in your knowledge.

Work As A Temp In The Field Your Interested In

If you are interested in a certain field, and you want some experience in it so you can gain more, then working through a temp agency at the type of business you are hoping to join can be a great foot in the door. This route can help you close any knowledge gaps before you go looking for a full-time position in the industry.

There are a lot of great agencies staffing programs out there that can help you find temp work in the field you want to join.

If you want help pivoting your career this year, click here to work with Infinity – a professional California staffing agency. 

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