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8 Go-Getting Mantras To Inspire Your Career Change

  • Kimberly
  • Career
  • Mar 26, 2019

I get it, quitting a job can be hard sometimes.

It’s easy if the workplace is toxic, or you have a terrible boss or super low pay, but sometimes those external factors aren’t there. You could be working a job that is perfectly fine. It pays the bills. It’s not perfect, but it has its benefits. The people are nice enough, and most of all, you’re comfortable.

But deep down inside, you know this isn’t the right fit.

Whether it’s because of a lack of growth or lack of passion, no matter how great a job is, it may not be for you. Here are the 8 mantras that will inspire you to take action and make your next career change!

Alternative Education Options Other than University

Happy end of June! Which means that not only is 2018 half over (yikes!), but also that its graduation season.

With the excitement of finishing school to move on to the next adventure, I think there’s a lot of pressure to maintain a certain image by going to a prestigious school or having a particular career path. But there are so many pathways to “success” and ultimately it’s dependant on your definition. Here are just a few options to look at if you are looking for alternative education options to start or change your career – without paying the price of a 4 year school.

Must-Ask Questions Before Investing In A University Major/Career Path

It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.

Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.

So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).

Create A “No Debt” Graduation Plan

While education is the one of the most valuable things you can invest in, it’s almost one of the most costly. And there is a line that makes it not worth it. So how did I manage to pay off my student debt before I graduate? A lot of work.

There’s no glamorous way to say it, but it’s possible and the sooner you start, the better. To start here is how much paid for my degree:

How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for. 

Hi there!
My name is Kimberly and I'm from Vancouver, BC. I started MLA as a way to share and help millennials through adulthood and the whole adulting process.
In this blog, you'll find real and honest examples of how I'm navigating adulthood. I've read a lot of content about growing up, but I have found it hard to find real-life examples of how to apply this advice.
So I created MLA as a space to share all the lessons of becoming an adult - on a budget! I hope you find this helpful and feel free to keep in touch at kimberly[at]millenniallifeadmin.com.
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Talk soon!

 

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