According to statistics, the average American has 12 jobs in their lifetime.
Some of these job changes can be a simple change, such as working in a call center at one company and moving to a call center in another organization. However, often these changes are people from all walks of life often start in one industry and switch to another.
For example, look at Mauro Castano, from the TLC show Cake Boss. Did you know he previously worked in construction? And, if you are reading this thinking you are ‘stuck’ in your present line of work because of your age, consider these facts:
- Stan Lee created his first hit comic, “the Fantastic Four,” shortly before he turned 39.
- Julia Child didn’t publish her first cookbook until she was 50 years old.
- Henry Ford was 45 when he created the Model T.
There are numerous reasons for switching jobs—better pay, steady hours, a better culture, room for advancement, a layoff, voluntarily leaving the workforce to care for a loved one—yet the reasons don’t really matter. You are reading this because you are either out of work or still employed, interested in finding a better option.
How to Find Your Next Job
Finding your next job involves two steps:
First, boosting your self-confidence. Sandeep Johan, a teacher turned artist was quoted in Forbes saying, “One day, I just stopped being my own worst critic and became my number one fan.” So, look in the mirror, tell yourself you can do this!
The second step is to start researching your options. We created an easy way to see what various jobs entail; visit our video page. Here, you will get an inside look into jobs such as barber, construction worker, code developer, data analytics, electrician, engineering, HVAC technician, nursing and more.
You search through all the videos by answering a question:
- Do you like to work with your hands?
- Do you like working with people?
- Do you want to get paid while you learn?
- Do you want to go to school?
Currently, there are many industries that have a number of openings. One of the biggest reasons is that older workers are retiring, leaving vacancies that must be filled.
How to Market Yourself
Once you find a job that sounds appealing to you, take the time to go through this checklist. If you have been in your present job for a number of years, this will help you see that job searching has changed immensely. The checklist has been created to help you organize the essential aspects of a job search.
The final step is to check the Future Jobs, Working Today website frequently. We plan to add new information to help you find a job that matches your interests and provides a steady income.