Changing Careers: Is It Possible Later in Life?

Work is a big part of our life, and if you hate the eight to twelve hours you spend in the workplace each day, chances are this affects your life dramatically. Even those with their dream career probably don’t leap out of bed to get to work every day, however it’s important that you find your work interesting or rewarding in some way or you’re probably going to be an unhappy person. If your job is feeling less and less appealing but you’re unsure about making the change as you’re a little older, here are some things to think about.

Decide on Your Next Move

It’s a brave move changing careers, particularly if this is a role you’ve been in for many years. So before handing in your notice and hoping for the best, it’s important that you think it through.

Think about the career transition, if you’re already a little older it might be worth considering a job that takes many years of training and education to reach the top. Continue reading

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Make Your Beverage Startup A Success

Starting a business that involves producing your own beverages has its challenges, but also its rewards

Nine out of ten new food and drink businesses fail, and this is why it’s extremely hard for a beverage startup to see its products on the shelves of any supermarket in town.

In order to make it in this already overly crowded marketplace, it is essential to know that your product has to stand out from the rest and for it to do so, many startups are turning to crowdfunding as a way of generating income that will help them launch their business idea.

Sixty percent of businesses in the food and beverages industry have made use of crowdfunding platforms to fund their project.

In this inevitably tough market believing that you will make it because you have the passion and determination is an enormous mistake, as this alone won’t help your business venture get off the ground. In the food and drinks marketplace, being in the right place at the right time is as important as having an excellent product to pitch to retail store managers.

Here, we tell you what to consider to make your beverage startup a success. Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect Encore Career

An encore career is a job that you start in later life. Perhaps after retirement, or as it nears. More people than ever are searching for the right encore career for them. The reasons for taking on new work at this time are varied.

Some people simply can’t stand the idea of retiring; they feel they’ve got more to give, and want a new challenge. They want to spend their time doing something that they enjoy, instead of sitting around waiting to get old.

For others, the decision to work into their retirement is financially motivated. Now more of us are buying homes later, or struggling to pay debts off long after the children have left home. Continue reading

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Refine Your Job Search With Your Own Business

A lot of people have tried their hand at the corporate world in the past, and whether they’ve succeeded or failed with their business ambitions, there’s a lot the experience can do to make you much more hirable.

So, if you feel like you’ve been running in circles for weeks, months, or even years now on your job search, maybe it’s time to amp up your skills and use your own ventures in your new career!

This is your time and your life, so make something good of it! Here’s a couple of ideas on realizing you have the necessary talents to your job box to land the position of your dreams.

The Skills Can Be Transferred

If you learnt some good marketing and management skills when you were at the head of a team or a management company, you’re already ahead of the game with your talents. A lot of businesses out there are on the lookout for people they don’t need to train and can immediately lump a lot of responsibility on, so really just attempting your own hand at running a company can do a lot for your prospects. Continue reading

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Getting Back Into The Working World

Whether you were fired from your job or left the role out of choice, being out of work is tough. What’s tougher, of course, is getting back into the working world. You still have the same experience and expertise under your belt but you now have to face the challenge of competing with other candidates for new roles. Perhaps you’ll aim for a job in the same industry or perhaps you won’t.

Either way, you have numerous options available to you and that might be daunting. You have the possibility of finding a better career than your last one but you don’t know where to begin. Here’s some advice on getting back into the working world.

Secure your finances.

The most important thing to ensure throughout your job hunt is that you’re financially secure. It can be tough to lose one job and find yourself in a sort of “limbo” but you need to make sure that you have a safety net in place until you’ve found your next career opportunity. Money will most likely be tight until you find a new stream of income, of course, so you’ll need to find ways to make ends meet without cutting too many corners. Continue reading

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Leadership: Dealing with Conflict when Working as a Team

When you have a lot of people who are working together, they will undoubtedly be faced with friction. When a team goes through the process of working together to achieve a common goal, all members soon realize that the whole thing is hard work to say the least. As a leader, it is very important for you to differentiate between the many types of conflict that your team will face and you also need to help the team to move forward as well.

Conflict regarding Strategies

If you have two or even three people who have differing positions and they are all arguing but getting nowhere then as a leader, you need to stop the group and ask every member to explain what they have to say without any interruptions. The rest of the team are supposed to listen and try to understand where they are coming from. It is your job as a leader to personally ensure that every single person is heard and if you don’t then the whole project that you are working on will surely end up in disaster. For this reason, make sure that you are always in control of the situation and give everyone the chance to say what they have to say.
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The Hidden Depths Of The Mind Or The Medical Approach?

Some people find solace in work that is hands-on and requires a manufacturing and design mind. Others find that academia is more their kind of thing and so we each go on our own pursuit toward becoming a member of society.

Before the ball can even get rolling we sort of know what kind of route we want to take in life, but of course not everyone is pinpoint accurate of what job they’d like to have.

This is especially true if you’re thinking of heading into the healthcare industry as there are so many choices to be had. Many jobs will see you interacting with both a broad base of experts and other industries such as engineering.

If you unsure what kind of role you will seek, don’t be alarmed. As long as you know what you’re interested in, there are several roles for each intrigue.

Medicine school

This is where it all begins for so many of the young generation when it comes to healthcare. Medical school is truly an experience as well as it is an exploration into academia. The sciences of chemistry and biology are the brick and mortar for this kind of higher education.

You may find schools with a low faculty to student ratio will offer the best in care and attention. Continue reading

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