Starting to investigate a new job option will often be a laborious task,
fraught with bad and inconsistent advice...
Because of the current financial climate, many ordinary people are seeking to protect their futures through training into an alternative career.
If you're pondering what career to take - begin your journey with our breakdowns of many different career-paths.
It's simple - just click on the career option to get going...
Longing for a challenging career that allows you to grow and work in harmony with others?
Many of us long to break away from the dull routine we've found ourselves in! We want excitement in our lives, and possibilities for what the future might bring. More than that actually - we need to feel that we're of value to other people, and that we're being stretched to perform.
Sounds familiar? - Then take stock and correct the situation right away. An increasing number of people are turning an interesting hobby into their life's work - why not you? Re-discover your 'get up and go' by re-training now to gain a certification that will bring positive changes to you and everyone you interact with.
Everybody wants recognition, and when you improve the lives of others you get it in abundance. Who wouldn't want those skills? The first thing to do is take your time exploring the myriad of training choices out there in the life skills and coaching arena.
Take time to go through any seemingly appropriate websites - even just one bit of information can sometimes be valuable. For easy reference, put the websites that interest you the most in your list of Favourites.
Then before you make your training and new career choice, think through a list of questions about yourself.
Can you really say you want to enhance the lives of others? Have you got the drive and determination to see things through? How much importance do you place on finding a career that builds you personally and emotionally? Do you have lots of confidence in front of others, or are you more reserved and shy? How good are you at building a rapport with others when you first meet? Are you known for your tolerance and understanding? Do you see yourself as a 'glass half full' or 'glass half empty' sort of person? Do you think you'll remain objective if you work with long-term clients?
No-one starts off perfectly equipped with all the necessary skills, so there's no need to feel inadequate if you weren't able to give strong positive answers to all of the questions. There are courses on just about everything, so whatever your weakness, you should be able to work on it. You're well on your way to achieving your goals if you've essentially got a warm, considerate, embracing personality with the will to do the hard work.
Ideas To Get You Going...
Have you considered life coaching - originally from the US, it's becoming more and more popular in Britain today. Coaches don't need to have any particular experience or background knowledge to work with all their different clients. When you study for a Life Coaching certification, you'll learn how to encourage clients to work through their challenges, not look to you for answers. You'll learn how to ask questions that will help a client to build their self-esteem, and understand how they can move their life forward on their own terms. As the name suggests, a life coach can help with all areas of people's lives.
If you like the idea of inspiring and training groups of people, why not take a course in presenting to boost your confidence and hone your skills? Good professional trainers are valuable people. Companies will often pay handsomely to have their staff well trained and motivated.
Would you like to hone up your therapeutic skills? Reiki is a very popular therapy for many people, and training is available all over the country. Reiki is an ancient therapy and a training course would help you to stimulate the natural healing processes in people. Alongside developing the ability to help others, you will also learn self-healing techniques, which will enable you to de-stress and regain precious energy.
NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, which provides us with tools and techniques to train our minds for success. By utilising all five senses, along with verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, the NLP practitioner can help clients to achieve excellence in all areas of their life. If personal and professional development is something that you strive for, then taking an NLP Practitioner course could be just the right thing for you.
To become a mentor you will need an in-depth knowledge of your subject, and training on listening and communication skills. The relationship between the mentor and the mentee should be confidential, so that the latter has a chance to grow and explore new ideas with confidence.