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Career Change Can Be Yours Anytime - But Will You Take The Step?

Aug 17, 2007
Think of your dream job, the job you always wished you had and the one you'd hoped for. Now think of the job you have right now and compare the two. I bet the jobs don't have anything to do with each other at all and couldn't be more different than apples and broccoli.

Of course, if you like broccoli, that's fantastic, but if you're someone who likes fun fruit, living in a bland, vegetable world doesn't do much to help you enjoy the life you live.

Now ask yourself why you stay in a job that doesn't fulfill you or satisfy you in any way. Are you in the job you have because of financial obligations or parental responsibility? That's a common answer to the question of why people stay employed in jobs they don't like.

What most people don't realize, though, is that change is something very possible and going after that dream job can be done, despite a need for income and to take care of a family.

Information is everywhere today. There isn't anything stopping you from finding out the steps you have to take to land that dream job you always wanted. There also isn't any excuse that is valid enough to stop you from making a few calls to ask questions or surfing the internet for more information.

Many people tend to talk themselves out of doing something before even knowing the real facts of the matter. What it takes to change your whole life to something better might be easier to achieve than you think. The choice to redirect your life is yours completely.

Most likely, training or education will be your first consideration. Getting that training couldn't be easier, thanks to the internet, part-time courses, evening school, and distance education.

There's no age limits for going back to school or taking a few courses in your spare time. You might even realize that the training needed for your dream job isn't going to take as much time or money as you thought it might.

Sometimes a lack of money is given as the reason you hold back from going after what you really want. It's normal to worry about having enough money, but it also isn't right to let money control your world. Find out the costs involved in working slowly towards your goal of the job you want.

With part-time education, you don't have to plonk down a ton of money at once. A little budget adjustment might find you just the right amount of money you need to start working towards earning qualifications.

There may be programs, scholarships, or bursaries available to help you out as well.

No one says you have to shake up your world, quit your current employment, and plunge into something completely new. Slow and steady wins the race. Make your dream job project a hobby that you work at over time.

Even if gaining those credits or putting those hours of experience under your belt take a few years, isn't the payoff of having a job you love worth it?
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(c) 2007 Martin Haworth. You can have the job of your dreams. It takes application, attention and the information you need to get you there, young or old. There's all you need at How To Land Your Dream Job
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