Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, January 21, 2018 04:56:55 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Prepare for multiple careers

photo by

By
10th-Dec-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Alyssa Walker :
Welcome to the new normal.
It's no secret that millennials are job hoppers. Over 42 percent of millennials change jobs every one- to three-years.
What does this mean? Employee retention challenges employers in ways they've never had to anticipate before.
While the single career path isn't dead, it's more likely that people will change jobs at least once.
Let's take a closer look at why so many people are changing jobs, and how you should prepare yourself to switch careers at least once in your lifetime.
Why are there so many career changes?
1. It's part of the economic model   
Your economic longevity no longer requires that you work at the same place for the duration of your career.
The era of pensions has ended, unless your employer is a government agency or traditional establishment. Your retirement will hinge on a 401() or a 403(b), which you can rollover to new accounts wherever you work.
2. Learning in one career leads to discovering other careers
Your current career will give you perspective on another. Working for a marketing company? The skills you develop there can translate in innumerable ways from writing and editing to art curation, human resources, and other branches of management. There's no reason you can't explore other options once you start in one place.
It happens all the time-and employers have come to expect it.
3. People see the benefits of a career change
Curiosity about the world is a good thing. The job market is constantly changing, and the world with it. Knowing about different options, being curious about how you approach your job, and recognizing that the landscape of work is constantly evolving put you in a position for success-one that can be adaptable to change.
By seeing the benefits of being open-minded about your career, you can pursue diverse interests, work globally, and cobble together a career path that suits you and your goals.
How should you prepare yourself?
1. Make sure you want it
There's nothing wrong with not wanting to switch careers.
Here's why you should want a career change: there's no more opportunity for you-or no more opportunity that you want-to learn and grow in your current position; the positives, like salary, no longer compensate for the negatives, like long working hours; or everything is "fine."
If you feel like you want a change, make sure it's something you truly want and you're not just momentarily bored.
2. Think about what you want from a new job
Ask yourself a few questions:
·  Do you feel like you need a challenge? More motivation?
·  Do you want a big change in a new field, or a small change in your current field? Does this change require that you switch companies or organizations?
·  Do you want more responsibility?
·         Do you need more qualifications to get what you want?
·         How will this change affect your financial situation? Your lifestyle?
By being honest with yourself, you'll make the best decision that suits you. The beauty of decisions? You can always change your mind. Be thoughtful.
3. Get new qualifications
If you're going for a significant career change that requires some new skills, start with an online course. Why? Online learning offers you flexibility and the chance for you to dip your toe in to see if you like this new field without sacrificing your current job.
Another way to get new qualifications? If you do a little digging, you can attend workshops and lectures, or potentially meet with someone currently in your desired field.
Your takeaway? The work world is always changing-and you need to be ready to change with it. Make thoughtful decisions and do your best.
(Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family).

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Repatriation will be useless if Myanmar not considers Rohingya as citizens


DHAKA and Naypyidaw both are now making final preparations to repatriate and receive the first batch of Rohingya Muslims despite protest from different quarters for not ensuring their security and fearless movement. According to media reports, Rakhine State's Chief Minister Nyi Pu insisted on completion of the finishing touches on ...

Sports »

Sharapova inspired by Serena to get back to top


AFP, Melbourne :Maria Sharapova says she is inspired by the likes of thirtysomethings Serena Williams and Roger Federer to get back to the top after her doping ban.The Russian, back in the top 50 after 15 months on the sidelines, had her progress at the Australian Open ruthlessly snuffed out ...

Sports »

Romania`s Ana Bogdan makes a forehand return to United States` Madison Keys during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday.


Entertainment »

Aamir Khan says hope to cooperate with Chinese talents in film industry


China and India should definitely cooperate in making a film which blends the two cultures and strike a chord with audiences of both sides, Indian actor Aamir Khan told Xinhua in a recent interview.Wearing a pair of sports shoes and a grey T-shirt, with wide-rimmed glasses above his featured moustache ...

Entertainment »

Aparna in psychological thriller film


Entertainment Desk :National Award  winning actress  Aparna Ghosh has always been lauded for choosing experimental projects for film. Being popular in small screen, she is famous in big screen as well for her extraordinary acting and simplistic smile.The actor steeped into the media through acting in a TV drama titled ...

City »

Different organisations placed floral wreaths at the plaque of Shaheed Asad in front of the main gate of Dhaka Medical College on Saturday marking Shaheed Asad Day.


International »

Sharif`s daughter Maryam to contest in next poll


PTI, Islamabad  :Maryam Nawaz, the media-savvy daughter of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to contest in the next General Election, a prominent newspaper reported on Friday, citing a source in the ruling party. Maryam, 44, was being groomed as the second generation leader of the Pakistan Muslim ...

Editorial »

Trump is also a German un-American immigrant


A YEAR into the Trump presidency, he has set an unprecedented record of displaying the highest form of revulsion against immigrants. Having imposed an immigration and travel ban on a number of Middle Eastern countries, especially Muslims last year once more he has balked at an immigration deal that would ...

Entertainment »

After TV play, Oindrila returns to modelling


Entertainment Report :After a break returning to acting, daughter of late popular actor Bulbul Ahmed, Oindrila Ahmed has become engaged with works. She has already finished shooting of two plays and a telefilm. Yesterday she also returned to modeling. On Friday, Oindrila performed as a model in a new TV ...

Sports »

Russia`s Andrey Rublev makes a backhand return during his third round match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia on Friday.


.

City »

Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government Sultana Kamal inaugurating the triennial conference of Bangladesh Mahila Oikya Parishad by releasing balloons at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday.


.

International »

Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force: UN Chief


AP, United Nations :Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that a failure of the Iran nuclear deal, especially as a result of action by the Trump administration, would send "an alarming message" to North Korea and impact all international agreements.Sergey Lavrov took aim at President Donald Trump at a U.N. Security ...

International »

IS poses threat to Iraq one month after `liberation`


AFP, Mosul :Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts and officials say.Ali al-Bayati, a commander of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units which fought alongside Iraqi security forces in a gruelling ...

Editorial »

A city cannot be held hostage by terrorism for years


THE Tuesday's fierce clash between the followers of two rival ruling party leaders in Narayanganj has again exposed the nasty side of power politics. Both the leaders were so much arrogant that they even did not bother to lock in street fight defying the directives of the party high command. ...

Sports »

Sharapova cranks up title charge on day four


AFP, Melbourne :Maria Sharapova laid down her Australian Open title credentials on a scorching hot Melbourne day Thursday, with Caroline Garcia and fellow veteran Agnieszka Radwanksa joining her in the third round.With the temperatures heading towards an energy-sapping 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and ice-towels in use, the Russian drawcard worked ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news