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Your Questions About How To Find A New Career

Sandy asks…

how do i find a new career or career path to take after 20 years in the same job?

I have no managerial experience

New Niche Finder answers:

If you want the same job, but with a bit more responsibility – check out learndirect in case there are some basic management courses near you. I did a 10 week course when I first started in management, which looked good for the CV.

Have you spoken to your manager? Say that you want to develop new skills and see what he/she says.

If you want a different job altogether, go to the job centre and get some ideas what is out there. Sign up for online recruitment agencies and sift through the jobs on offer to get some ideas. Pull your CV together and brainstorm with friends what your different skills are. 20 years in the same job is a positive thing!!!

Thomas asks…

A good place to find info about new career options?

Ok,I hate my job,it is crap,I want a new job.I dont know what I want to do.I know everyone hates their job but I absolutly am miserable in my job situation.How do I find out about new jobs and what it is I want to do?What is a good website?I mean I am young still.The world is in front of me and I dont want to dread the next 40-50 years of work I have ahead of me.

New Niche Finder answers:

Try these — the tests are free and pretty decent:

http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/career_quiz1.asp
http://www.careertest.net/
http://www.careerexplorer.net/aptitude.asp

Good luck!

Steven asks…

Helping someone find a new career?

Hi there,

A very close friend of mine is having to leave a current job due to stress (she has a high power job in the corporate world) and is thinking about starting a brand new career (she is in her mid thirties) but doesnt know where to start and cannot think clearly about what she might like to do… i am all out of ideas as to how to advise her… any thoughts, tips, good websites anyone knows of??

Thanks

New Niche Finder answers:

Hello

www.prospects.ac.uk is a good website, you can look up a whole host of careers and it tells you about the job, pro’s and con’s, qualifications required, average salaries and gives you some websites where you can go to find out more information.

I’m sure if she has had a high powered job in the ‘corporate’ industry that she has some good general skills to take into a new career also.

I don’t know where you live but some Uni’s and colleges also have a careers centre, you don’t need to be a student, some will be happy to give advise on a career path and how to get there.

William asks…

Career Change : Any suggestion of figuring how to find a new career?

Feel like I’m starting over, or just a change.. but to what? I don’t know yet. Any ideas, reference material, websites to narrow down the options to become more focus. Hint: I’m LEAVING the t.v./film/ news production business. Thanks

New Niche Finder answers:

Start with a career test (lots of them free online) to help you figure out what you’re interested in that also pays.

Michael asks…

Help me find a new career?

Hi,

I work now as a flash developer for an e-learning company and I also do a little production management and product ownership. I’m bored with programming and no longer have a passion for development. To a certain extent, I like production management where I go to the sound studio for example and make sure that everything goes to plan and that we take care of actors etc. I also like having contact with our customers.

I have studied 4 years multimedia technology and 1 year psychology.

i’ve done a little brainstorming to try and find what it is that I’d like to do and here’s a list of careers that came out top: Travel show host (although I don’t think I’m extravertal enough), sociologist, university researcher – psychology/sociology, stress management instructor, mindfulness instructor.

I’m interested very much in how people and society work. I like traveling and photography.

What other careers might suit me? Is there any website where I can see related careers and specializations.

How might I arrive at a new career without have to study for 5 more years? Maybe I can use the skills I already have to get there?

Thanks for your help,

Barry

New Niche Finder answers:

Try journalism or to be a correspondent to a channel or a newspaper.

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