It doesn’t get promoted the way other careers do because most of the time you won’t be sitting at a desk or wearing a suit, but if you’d like to work in an industry with great employment prospects and the potential to pay very well indeed, you should think seriously about construction. You will need to train and develop a good understanding of what you’re doing, because safety is extremely important – yours and that of the people who go on to use what you’ve built – but the rewards make it well worthwhile.
In the past, the construction industry was known as a place where unskilled people could get work as day labourers. Today, that is very rarely the case. Construction is a skilled profession, and you will need to train in order to get decent jobs. Most vocational colleges offer low cost starter courses. You may be able to...read more
If you're unhappy in your work you've probably been spending a lot of time searching the internet for some inspiration. With so many sites to choose from and so little time to browse, here are my top 6 websites to get you going:
1. The Muse
This American based, light hearted site provides some excellent advice on following your passion, carrying out successful job applications plus workplace etiquette . They also big up some cool American employers who really do put their employees first. You will have to sign up to receive their pearls of wisdom.
2. Career Shifters
As well as having some excellent blog articles, this site has a focus on real people who have changed career which will leave you believing that it is possible to do so. There is also a forum to post your career dilemma so you can get advice from real people who have been there and...read more
Seeking fulfilling work involves connecting with people who can give you this letter. It could be people who love their job or people whom you consider to be successful. Being on top of the Rockefellor Centre in New York can give you this too!...read more
"I always wanted to be a Chef. I mean, not a chefy chef....just someone who could cook really, really good chips! My wife and I used to talk about it - getting a little pub restaurant outside London."...read more
Although they have many years of work experience many of my clients tell me that they don't really know what their skills are. Perhaps they've become competent using at using a skills but they wouldn't neccesarily say that they enjoy using it. Then there's the question of hidden skills. What if there was a skill you'd love to use, if only you knew what it was!...read more