Around one third of all British adults in work today apparently feel completely detached from the job they do (at best), and some of them have such a difficult time their work is a real threat to their health.
But it seems there are an infinite number of training courses, and a vast range of Certifications and Associations to get our heads around - that getting going is sometimes a big stumbling block!
In addition, we get niggly little thoughts that concern us - How do we know if we'll manage? How do we know we'll enjoy this work anymore than the work we're doing now? Will we be able to actually get a job once we've trained?
It's time to put aside those doubts and fears and take control. Let's face it, most of us will be working for quite some time to come. What's wrong with welcoming in a new and challenging direction? One that offers room for personal growth and the opportunity to progress. Just think how you would feel if each day you went to a job that you really enjoy, and everyone appreciated the work you did for them - for most of us, it would be a bonus simply to feel appreciated. And at the end of the month, you'll be paid for doing the thing you most enjoy. What better reasons could you have to make the decision, take the plunge and start retraining now?
Did you always see yourself building a successful career, but circumstances and life in general just seemed to get in the way? (How many times have we heard that old chestnut...?) Perhaps you've reached your state of readiness, and are prepared to do what it takes.
Of course, you're probably going to have to work all day and study at night - but that won't do you any harm! You'll be enthused to do more by the thought of your new life. Those who love their jobs are generally happier, healthier and just more fun to be around than those who fall victim to the "I've no choice" mentality.
Now career changing isn't a walk in the park. But it's unlikely to be the mental mountain many build it up to be - remember it's a very well trodden path. On this site we've compiled a number of career categories to get you started. We feature many types of careers and professions, and give guidance on what it takes to get into them. There's quite a bit to go through, so pop this site in Bookmarks and come back on a regular basis. Sit comfortably and steadily go through any areas of interest, then refer to the featured colleges to get to grips with the different training options that are available to you.
Finding the ideal training course for you is a straightforward process, but it takes effort. Don't fall at the first hurdle by skimping on your research - focus on your new career and give it your best shot!