The First Step to the Rest of Your Life: Choosing the Right Learnership
Tired of unemployment? Sick of taking whatever job you can get? Ready to start making your own decisions to control your future?
Like many people, picking the right career for you is no easy task. But we have something that can help.
You might have heard about learnership programs but wondered if it’s right for you.
A learnership is a work-based program where you can study and train for the job you want while gaining valuable on-the-job experience.
Most people find that practicing the work they are learning at the same time is the best way to gain new skills.
Learnership programs are great for anyone interested in securing their future and getting the job of their dreams. Read on to learn how to choose the right learnership program for you.
Choosing the Right Learnership
What’s going to be the right career for you? What’s going to make you happy for many years to come?
The answer is different for everybody.
Check out the available learnerships for 2017.
These are a few things you can do to help you figure out what the best career and learnership will be for you.
Learn More About Yourself
If you don’t already know what kind of industry you’re interested in working in, this is a great first step.
Even if you have a degree, taking the time to learn your strengths and work preferences is helpful.
The goal in any career is to enjoy it as much as possible for as long as possible.
A common way to learn about yourself and your career and workplace preferences it to take online self-assessments.
There are tons of free online assessments you can use and many go into very detailed information. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Another great way to find out what work your personality fits best with is to hire a career development professional.
Hiring a professional can be expensive but sometimes your public library will offer career planning services for free. So make sure and look into all possible resources.
Research Your Industries
Once you have gained some good information on your personality and preferences, you should be able to build a list of ideal industries and maybe even positions that would work for you.
Take that list and start researching. You can make pros and cons lists for each position you are interested in and try to whittle down your list to a few of your top choices.
Once you’re working in an industry, you’ll most likely need to be constantly learning about it and staying up to date on changes and new technologies.
Deciding which industries in your list are interesting enough to you that you wouldn’t mind constantly learning about them is a good idea.
Find a Mentor
Now that you have an idea for what industries you think you’d be happy working in, you can find a mentor already working in your ideal job. You can find someone through social media or industry-specific networking sites.
Building a relationship with a mentor in your desired industry and interviewing them is a great way to gain a personal view of what your daily work will be like.
And as you get to know this person better, they might be able to tell whether or not you would enjoy the work they do.
These are just a few easy steps to choosing the right learnership for you. The best step you can take in changing your life is to jump right in and start working.
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