The end of the year isn’t too far off, and many people are beginning to think about what changes they would make to their lives in 2024. Some people will probably want to lose weight, others may want to get fitter, while a few will decide on New Year’s Eve that they want to change their career for good.
Why are you fed up with your job?
There are many reasons for a career change and why you might have the sudden revelation before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. Perhaps you want to earn more money to cope with the cost-of-living crisis and you’re restricted with your earning potential in your current profession.
Maybe you want to improve your work-life balance, so you can be around for your children more or simply have time away from the office, and your job does not allow for this as easily as other roles.
Some people want to follow a passion they have never been able to pursue professionally before, while others might be bored of the job they have held for ten or more years and need a new challenge.
For some, they feel a calling to make a difference, or they might not feel supported in their current job thanks to a new leader or a change in their personal circumstances.
Why 2024 could mean a new career for you
Although you might only have a few days off work between Christmas and New Year, this could give you enough thinking time to decide whether you want to hand in your notice come January.
The end of the year always makes people reflect on the previous 12 months, and if you feel like you are ready to make a change, it is important to act on your feelings instead of falling into a rut again.
As many as 38.5 per cent of adults make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to change something about the year ahead, and changing careers could be yours.
Nearly one-fifth of Brits pursue a career ambition as their New Year’s resolutions, making it the fifth most common change to make at the start of the year.
While nearly half (43 per cent) of people fail to stick to their resolution by February, those who want to switch professions have a good chance of succeeding as they simply have to give their notice and begin training for their next role.
This may seem easier said than done, but once you have decided whether you are going to become a hairdresser, a cabin crew member or an electrician, you need to enrol in the right course, from salon skills to electrical training.
After completing your qualifications, you are one step closer to fulfilling your dream, and once you have done your training, you should be proactive in either applying for new roles or setting your own business up.
Although it can be daunting leaving a reliable income and a job you are familiar with, the more determined you are to make a go of it, the more likely you are to succeed in your new role.