Making A Career Change – Manage The Transition

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Are you ready for something new? We can help you.

No matter the reason behind a career transition, it can be a daunting process. Whether you are moving of your own accord or you are forced into doing something new, the process is unsettling for many people. However, it is critical that people are aware that changing careers is more commonplace than it was for previous generations.

A lot of people were fortunate enough to enjoy “a job for life”, but the nature of modern business and the rapid evolution of technology means this is no longer the case. Therefore, people must be ready for career changes at various points of their life.

As with many things, how you manage change dictates whether you are a success or not. Some people are more comfortable with switches and unforeseen developments than others, but this is a characteristic that you can develop. If you feel you are the sort of person who doesn’t manage change too well, don’t worry, because you can become more comfortable with the thought of doing something new.

Something has to end for something else to begin

The thought of closing a door behind you and saying goodbye to people and work that you knew worries many people. There is comfort in routine, but every significant development comes from a change or taking a chance. It is essential to be realistic when dealing with change, but equally, there is no reason to be pessimistic about making a change.

There is a lot to be said for people who have an optimistic viewpoint on life experiencing greater joy and achieving more. Your mindset influences your behaviour, and it can shape outcomes. People who are fearful of change and who don’t commit time, effort and energy into making the most of an opportunity often find that they fail to enjoy success.

Therefore, to give yourself the best chance of enjoying success, you need to embrace change and be prepared to make the most of something new. Being optimistic and willing to embrace change is no guarantee of success, but it should improve your chances of loving your new job and settling in well.

There are many opportunities

It is fair to say that the political and economic state in the UK is troubling, and a lot of people are concerned. Some sectors have been affected, which has led to redundancies and fewer opportunities in some areas and industries. However, there are still thriving industries and many companies are seeking professionals who have skills and experience which they can bring with them.

It may be that the skills and characteristics you have honed in your previous line of work will stand you in good stead. Of course, you need to actively seek these opportunities, because these opportunities don’t magically arise. Therefore, you must be positive in your outlook when it comes to finding a new job, and you should be proactive in searching vacancies.

Some things to focus on when changing your career include:

  • What are your strengths? Knowing what you are good at can help you find a new role and position yourself as an ideal candidate
  • What are your weaknesses? Are there areas you would like to improve or where you feel you can develop? If so, additional training can help you more confident, it can help you be more suitable for a role, and it indicates you are willing to improve yourself
  • What do you want to do? You may have the chance to do something you love. If there is a career or activity you would like to do, look for roles in this area

Each individual deals with change in their way, but if you approach change with optimism and enthusiasm, you will increase your chances of success. If you need assistance in looking for new opportunities or you need guidance in changing your career, contact Global Solution Services, and we will be delighted to help.

Statement from GSS Directors on Covid-19

Statement from GSS Directors – Centre closures from 30th March 2020

Following the recent announcements made by UK Government, we would like to keep you updated on the changes GSS has made and the measures we have put in place to protect the well-being and safety of all our learners, customers and staff.

As of 30th March 2020 all GSS delivery sites will be closed. However, we are still fully operational and will be running Careers Advice and Guidance alongside Training via skype calls, video conferencing and on-line services to ensure all our customers, learners and trainees can still access our service.

These are indeed exceptional circumstances and we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to respond to the latest policy changes in some of our working procedures, and continue to prepare online material and resources to ensure minimum disruption to our service

We will continue to deliver Online Training and support going forward.

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We look forward to welcoming you all back to face to face meetings and training as soon as we can. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and we will see you through our on-line channels.

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