If you’ve come out of the second lockdown with a few second thoughts about your professional life and the direction it’s headed in, then you’re not alone. With so many workers in the UK suddenly finding their working hours cut and their commutes eliminated, it should come as no surprise that so many have been prompted to reassess their career trajectories. It’s a great time to make a change.
Of course, deciding that you’d like to make a transition is one thing; actually making that transition while keeping the wheels of life spinning is quite another. You’ll want to pick a career that you’re enthused about, that’ll pay enough to maintain your standard of living, and that won’t demand all of your time. You’ll also probably want to make the world a better place.
Where possible, it’s better to take small steps toward your chosen career – though in some cases it’s necessary to take a leap into the unknown. Fortunately, it’s now possible to learn new skills through the internet. For example, you might decide to learn to code – committing a few hours each week with a view to changing career after a year. On the other hand, you might already have a hobby that you feel you’ve taken far enough to turn into a full-time career.
So which careers can be easily fit around your life as it is now?
During lockdown, there’s been a major boom in professionals providing their expertise over the internet. But this isn’t a phenomenon that just goes on when there’s a pandemic ongoing. All over the world, there are people who want to learn a skill – whether it’s playing the piano or managing a website. If you’ve got the expertise, then you can charge people to learn from you.
The internet needs people who are able to put together professional-looking websites. If you have these skills at your disposal, then your services will always be in demand. Start by learning the skills, then put together a portfolio. Your locality will be filled with businesses who need to establish a presence online, and attract customers.
If you have a flair for the visual, then creating graphics is going to be rewarding for much the same reason as website design. Put together winning logos and promotional material, make clients happy, and grow your reputation.
Learning to cut hair requires a little bit of a time commitment – and not everyone can do it. With that said, being a hairdresser is easy to get started with, and once you’ve gotten some experience, you can head out on your own. A hairdressing comb and scissors, a mirror and a suitable chair is all you really need!
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