I can’t afford to change jobs/career
Finding a new job/career doesn’t always take retraining, and if it does, building your skills can be done on a slower and more practical basis; for example attending part-time evening classes or an online/distance learning course. Many colleges also offer support to people who can’t afford fees, and if this isn’t the case, look for loans that are specific to career development, as these come with a lower interest rate and deferred repayment. If time is an issue, bear in mind that famous writers such as Stephen King wrote best selling novels in their spare time, after working a 9-5 day. Have you ever considered voluntary work as an opportunity to gain new skills and experience? Even if you can only spare a few hours a week, voluntary work can open the door to a new career sector. When I came back from working abroad I knew I wanted to work in education but I had no experience in that area. I offered to work voluntary for 1 morning a week a week and within 3 months I was offered a permanent position in the school. Remember career blocks are the escuses we give ourselves to avoid having to try. They may feel very real to us, but in 99.9per cent of cases they can be overcome ( Naik.A, The New You) I would love to hear your views and experiences…….so get writing!