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Is 2021 the year for a new career path?

Is 2021 the year for a new career path?

The new year is coming, ready to be welcomed for all the new possibilities it can offer. 
Is now the time to make the move into a new career? 

Before you consider a change, consider the factors influencing your decision.  Balance these out with some market knowledge (you can talk to your friendly recruiter for that) regarding opportunities in the industry you are interested in.

Signs it is time to consider a career change:

  • You are actively browsing job boards
  • You feel you have reached your peak in your current role
  • You feel you have limited further progression options/training available to you
  • You feel passionate about other industries/roles
  • You need a role with a better work/lifestyle balance

Weigh up your options

Before you do anything, you need to explore and evaluate why you are considering a change, if a change is viable to fulfil you professionally and personally.

Consider the following questions:

  • What it is about your current situation you want to change?
  • Identify your skills and strengths
  • What new skills might you need to change your career?
  • Is now the right time to enter a new market?
  • Is it financially viable for you to change?
  • Are you prepared to work your way up?

Visit careers.govt.nz to assist with these questions.

Once you have this information, it will be easier to plan your pathway, or pop it on hold.  You may balance your books and decide to wait, or plan for personal circumstances to line up with a potential change.  Networking in person or via an online group can provide additional insight into a new career path.

Additional study
To change your career pathway you may need to invest in upskilling or additional training. To upskill whilst in your current employment or options for study to change your career path the Government has links and information, click here.

Research jobs

Scoping potential career opportunities is the easy part. Sign up for our job alerts through our website, and the likes of Seek and Trade Me.  This will give you a good idea of the range of jobs available and desirable skills to fill the position. If you do see a position you want to pursue, make sure you update your CV, I have some tips to create a transferable skills-based CV here.

The PN Personnel team covers a wide range of career opportunities.  If you would like to change career, or simply want to try something new in 2021, get in touch with us for a confidential chat.  We can advise based on our wide market knowledge and networks.

Cushla Brasell

Cushla Brasell

Cushla effortlessly tackles our fast paced industry with her pro-active nature. She is dedicated to delivering Temporary and Permanent recruitment solutions every time and is committed to understanding your expectations to ensure the right fit.

Cushla always has a positive upbeat attitude and is never too busy to hear from you, so call her today for a confidential chat.


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