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Three ways to Explore, Upgrade or Prepare for a Career

Three ways to Explore, Upgrade or Prepare for a Career

It is always a good time to explore a career.  Maybe you are just starting and want to know if a certain career is for you.  Maybe you have been in a job for a while and want to bump your career up to the next step.  Maybe you have a career and want to make a change for more intrinsic satisfaction or more money.  Maybe you are near the end of your career and want to make a change to a part time post-retirement job.  Whatever the reason, here are three ways to explore, upgrade, or prepare for a new career.

One, Explore a New Career – Learn about Careers

There are many ways to explore a new career. You can take a class that explains the career, talk to someone doing the job you want, review information and literature on the web, or read a book that spells out how to do a certain job.  There are so many jobs out there and new ones popping up all the time.  Here are a few careers you may want to explore in more detail.

Evaluate the career for you

Explore a specific career 

Two, Upgrade your career – Get a Certificate

Sometimes small things make a difference when it comes to hiring.  An extra certificate, skill or ability may make you the one who is hired.  The small difference may give you the boost you need to get your dream job.  Consider if a Certificate would give your career a needed boost!

Three, Prepare for your career – Get more Education

Sometimes you simply need more education to get the job you want. Some jobs require a high school diploma, college degree, or even advanced training.  A little preparation may help you move to the next level of education.

Test preparation

GED

College

Graduate School

Whether you want to try a new career, or upgrade by getting a certificate or further preparation, or prepare for a career through further formal education you can enhance your career by continuing to develop your skills and abilities in the workplace.  The workplace pays for those with the skills to do the job well.  Try one of the three ways to explore, upgrade or prepare for a career so that you are the one earning the “big bucks” that reward your skills and preparation.

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