If you feel trapped in your current job, it may be because you have yearnings to work in a completely different career. It is not unusual for people to take a job to get them by in life while they work out a career plan. The problem is that all too often, it is very easy to get stuck in that kind of position.
Getting out of a job rut can be tough. You will be very used to the income that you are earning, and often, finding the career that you want will mean taking a step backward in terms of pay. You may feel as though you do not have the experience to get the job that you want too, and if there are qualifications that are required, you might think it impossible to obtain them in your current position in life. Lastly, there may be personal barriers to your change in career, for example, a lack of confidence.
Getting The Qualifications
Heading back to university later on in life may not be possible. If you have bills to pay, then giving up your job and becoming a student might be completely off the cards. However, it is always possible that you could take an online course through somewhere like Bradley University. You’ll be able to study alongside your current job and you won’t lose out on earnings as a result. There is also no need for you to move to be closer to the university too.
You may be able to take out a loan to cover the costs of the course. This would help spread the payments out over a long period of time which will make it even easier to go and study.
If experience is a problem, you could find ways to gain experience within that industry. By contacting businesses or institutions and asking about coming in and volunteering or shadowing their employees, you may be able to gain valuable insights that may be helpful in getting a job. Think about doing this on your day off, or during your annual leave from your other job.
Building Your Self-Confidence
You may have already applied for jobs in the industry that you want to work, and you may have been rejected. It is important to remember that rejection does not indicate that you are not good enough for a role. Keep on applying and don’t allow rejection emails to become personal attacks on your ability to do the job.
If you feel that you are not good enough to do something then you need to tell yourself the opposite. By telling yourself that you are good enough several times a day, you will soon start to feel much more confident about everything.
The way that you dress and hold yourself can have a major effect on your own sense of self-confidence, so do everything that you can to appear confident, and eventually, you will start to feel it too.