How to Make a Career Change without Risking Money

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a job that you don’t enjoy. Every job will have it’s up and down days, but when you dread going into work each day then it’s time to think about a new start. It’s never too late in life to think about beginning a new career either, but when you’re a parent, you’ve got other people in your life to think about.

Simply changing career means that you could lose out on money, and when you’ve got mouths to feed it’s simply not an option. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be stuck in the same job for the rest of your life, and there are ways in which you can make a career change without risking losing any money. Check out our top tips on how to make a change in career without having to worry about your finances.

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Start your own business on the side

If you’ve got an idea on a business, then why not start up your own business on the side of your current job? Not all businesses have to be run full time, especially if you’re the person creating the products or letting out the services. Once your business is big enough, you can then make that leap and become self employed, full time. Take a look at the best way to start a home business on the side for more tips and information.

Get an apprenticeship

Some careers require you to have some sort of qualification, and obtaining them can be difficult when you need a regular income. However, apprenticeships allow you to work in the industry you want and learn at the same time. Take a look at the national apprenticeship service with Arch and see if you’re able to take up an apprenticeship in the industry you’re after.

Often with apprenticeships, you will find that even after you’ve got your qualifications, there’s a job waiting for you at the end of it too! Keep in mind that the pay for apprenticeships won’t be as high as a regular salary.

Look for another job

Careers take time to build, and if you’re really unhappy in your current job, then it might be time to find another one temporarily so that you’re happier with your work life. Perhaps at the moment you’ve got too much on your back, or you don’t get along with all of your colleagues?

A fresh start in a new job will give you the drive to work towards what you really want. Websites like Indeed and Monster allow you to look for work in the easiest way possible and sometimes, employers will often contact people who have allowed their CV to be viewed, so get yours uploaded now!

Do night courses

Finally, if none of the above appeal to you, many colleges and universities offer night courses so that you’re able to gain the degrees you need in your spare time. Some even offer online courses so that you’re able to do it in the comfort of your own home!

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