If ever there was a good time to change your career and try something different, it was 2020. Now, with the global pandemic set to continue well ino 2021 the opportunity for changing careers to something more suitable or aligned with your talents or interests is still viable. In this post we take a look at some of the ways you can make the career switch and live the life you’ve dreamed of for years.
Brainstorm Your Options
You might have been dissatisfied with your career for some time or simply have an inclination that you want something more fulfilling as your job. If so, you need to identify your next move and take steps to achieve it. Begin with some brainstorming. Make yourself comfortable with a quiet space and a hot drink. Write down all your strengths and weaknesses, or take a personality test. Identify what future career you might be best suited for – being good at something will make you happier. You might also find that you want to keep your career and your hobbies separate, and that’s OK, too.
Some examples of possible career switches:
Start an Online Shop
One easy way to boost your income or change your career in 2021 is to start an online shop. This can be anything from an e-commerce business to a shop on eBay or Etsy. These shops will allow you to sell items you’re passionate about and earn a living at the same time.
Setting up an online shop is easier than you might imagine. Decide what you want to sell; it could be wholesale goods or crafts. Next decide on the best platform to use and open an account. A lot of your success will come by setting a goal and self-learning along the way.
Become a Freelancer
Ever since the pandemic hit, and much before that as well, the online freelance industry has been booming. There are so many businesses and brands now in need of a diversity of skills that no in-house team can cover it all. This is good news if you have some skills to offer. You may have some digital design skills, some writing skills, or some digital marketing skills. These are all useful and highly sought after online. To gain these skills consider taking online courses.
Pass the CPA Exam
The CPA exam is one of the toughest and best qualifications to get if you want to be an online accountant. Accountants are needed more than ever today, especially with so many small business and freelancers around, and it might just be the best career move for you. The exam can be tough but passing it will give you the status and authority you need to provide a high-quality service and charge a higher price. Luckily there are some excellent study materials available at MDS CPA Exam Review.
Update Your Resume
Now that it’s 2021 and careers are transitional and increasing digital, some people think there is less of a need for a resume. In some ways this is true, many companies now use digital interviews, but a resume is still important.
A resume helps define your qualities. To switch careers this year, analyse your resume and look for ways to enhance your appeal. If you have been in one career for some time, consider a skills-based resume. You might also consider creative ways to enhance your resume.