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Your career is important, but it might be the case that right now you’re not sure exactly what you’re going to do with it. You know it’s time for a change, but you’re not sure what that looks like just yet, and that’s okay. It’s not necessary to have everything figured out right away because you’ve got time. But, you do need to start thinking about what direction you want to head in and where you want to end up. There doesn’t need to be a solid plan, but some kind of idea would be helpful to you. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the things that you can consider, so if you would like to know more about this, keep reading down below.

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Start Your Own Business

The first thing that you could consider is starting your own business. There are a number of reasons that this would be a good idea, and the main one is that you would be your own boss. You would no longer be bound by what somebody else wants and could run the business the way you think it should be run. It does take quite a lot to start a business though, so you need to be dedicated to making it work, rather than just doing it for something to do. It takes a lot of time and effort, so if you don’t think that you can dedicate yourself to this, then there isn’t much point in even considering it.

Or, if you want, you could think about starting a franchise instead. There are many opportunities for people who already have a career to do this, you just need to look in the right place. Don’t forget that you can do more than one thing at once if this is something that you are interested in.

Find Something New To Try

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If you’ve been doing the same job for a while now, you might be tired of it and looking to find something new. There is nothing wrong with starting over and trying to find something that you love rather than being stuck doing a job that you don’t particularly want to be doing. It’s the worst when you have to drag yourself up everyday for a job that you don’t even like that much, so you need to make a change soon if this is the case.

Think about the things that you enjoy, and then work out if you can make a career out of any of them. There is bound to be something that you can do with at least one of your interests, so why not go for it? The worst that can happen is that it doesn’t work out, but that’s life, and you’ve got to be willing to take the risk.

Go Back To School

It might be the case that you simply want to take a step back from doing a job and go back to school. If you want to learn something new and make something else of yourself, then this is the path you should take. Going back to school is a big decision, but it will help you if you are thinking about trying something new completely. You are likely going to need different qualifications to the ones that you currently have to get into a new industry anyway, so it’s the perfect solution.

Think carefully about what you think you would like to study so that you don’t end up changing your mind many times. Of course, there is nothing wrong with changing your mind if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, but it takes up more of your time so it might not be ideal for you. As long as you don’t mind putting in all the hard work to graduate again, this is a fantastic option. 

Work Your Way Up

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It might be the case that you simply want to work your way up in the company that you are at right now. This is the next career move for a lot of people, so there’s nothing wrong with wanting to stay right where you are, just in a different position. To do this, you need to know what the company is looking for in order for you to progress to the next level. We recommend that you speak to your boss about what they are searching for, and what you would have to do if you wanted to move up in the company.

Once you have this information, you can start working on getting where you want to be. Make the effort to put yourself out there a bit more so that you can be noticed by those who are higher up. We are sure that they aren’t looking for someone who hides behind others, and instead is front and center, showing off exactly what they can do.

Give Back To The Community

Some people just want to give back to the community now that they have done something they love, and this is a wonderful idea. There are so many ways that you can do this, and one of them is to become a teacher. You will spend your days teaching kids the things that they need to go, and putting them in good stead for when they graduate and move inro their own careers. Inspire them, don’t hide who you are and the career that you had previously from them. Let them know the realities of the real world, and prepare them accordingly. This is more helpful than anything they will learn from the pages of a textbook.

Or, you could look into some volunteering options. This is more something that you could do on the side rather than making a full career out of it. You could turn it into a full-time job if you wanted to, but it’s not a very common thing to do. It depends how long you are going to want to do it for.

Freelance

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Finally, you could consider freelance work. This is where you work for multiple different people and provide a service to them. You are your own boss, and you are only bound by each individual contract that you have with clients. The only downside to this is that you only get paid for the work that you complete, so there are no sick days or anything like this.

One of the biggest benefits of freelance work is that the hours are flexible, and you can choose the amount of work that you do. There is nothing better than being your own boss and allowing for flexibility. To do this though, you need to offer a service that people want. It’s going to be no good for you if you are trying to sell something that nobody is interested in. Once you know what you’re going to do, you need to make it clear why people should want to use your service as opposed to one of the many others on the market. It’s not an easy task, but it can be done if you set your mind to it and try hard enough.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you can consider for your next career move. There are a number of different ways to go about changing your career, and it’s up to you to choose the one that is right for you. Take your time, there is no rush for you to decide something right this second. It’s a big decision, so you need to be confident in whatever choice you make. We wish you the best of luck with this.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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