The new year has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to begin your path to a new career. There are fresh opportunities, ideas, and goals with each new year. If you take advantage of these opportunities and start reaching your goals now, you could be starting a new career by the end of the year.
We are sharing the steps to start your path to a new career this year!
Choose Your Career Path
Deciding the best career path for you is the first thing to do. Various career options are available in industries like healthcare, government, nonprofit, and more. Considering the multiple options is a good idea since deciding on a career is a very personal choice.
When making this decision, it’s helpful to consider what you are good at and interested in. Each of us has unique strengths and talents, making us better suited for different career paths. For example, if you are interested in healthcare and want to work hands-on with patients, a career as a phlebotomist may work great for you.
Maybe you already know what you want to do in your career path, such as working in a medical office. If this is you, and you already know what you want to be, you’re a step ahead in preparing for your new career.
Get the Training You Need
Once you’ve chosen the career path you want to follow, you will need to work on getting the necessary training and skills. Every job requires different credentials, so you will need to do a little research and find out exactly what training you need for your career. For example, a career as a phlebotomist requires different training than a career as a medical office specialist.
You will also want to consider the type of learning environment best for you. Can you sit in a large classroom listening to a lecture? Or do you need hands-on training and practice to develop new skills? The answers to these questions will help you choose a training option because it’s best to have one that aligns with your learning style.
Another thing to consider is how long it will take you to complete the career training you need. At traditional universities, students can take four to six years to earn their degree, but not everyone wants to dedicate that much time to attending school. If you want to prepare for a new career and get into the workforce quickly, short-term career training may be best for you.
Choosing a short-term career training program has great benefits, like only taking classes you need for your career, earning your credentials in less time, and starting your career sooner. At Boardman Training Center, our career training programs prepare you for a new career in just months.
Apply for Open Opportunities
Now that you’ve completed your training and earned your credentials, you are ready to begin applying for open job opportunities. If there are any companies you’re interested in working for, do some research into them. Look at their website and social media profiles to help you figure out whether or not you would want to work at any of the companies. Make a list of the ones you think could work well for you.
Before submitting any applications, you will need to update your resume on the LinkedIn page. Add all your current certifications, experience, skills, education, and any other relevant credentials. Once you’ve updated your information, ask a friend or family member to look at your resume and LinkedIn profile to check for spelling or grammar errors.
Now you’re ready to look for open job opportunities. Use the list of companies you created that could be a good fit and go to their website to find out if they have any current job openings. Create job alerts on sites like Monster, LinkedIn, or Indeed, and apply to new positions when they are posted.
Use specific keywords for your career field and job title as you look through job sites. For example, if you are searching for open phlebotomy positions, you should be searching for keywords like “phlebotomist” or “phlebotomy technician.” It’s also a good idea to contact people in your professional network and tell them you’re looking for open job opportunities.
Start Today With Boardman Training Center
If you’re ready to prepare for a new career in the new year, we are here to help you get started! At Boardman Training Center, we offer fast-track career training programs that give you the skills needed to start a new career in just months.
Contact us at 330-729-9244 or request information now to start your journey to a new career!