When you're going about your day-to-day, it's easy to put important questions about your career - what you really want to do, how you get there - on the backburner as you complete the tasks you need to get done now. And who wants to think about work in the few hours we have off?
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Millennials are known for seeking careers that are meaningful to them, ditching the notion that work is simply just a means to bring home a pay cheque. In fact, a recent study by job-seeking website, Seek, proves that Australians want to be fulfilled beyond finance, with 60 percent of professionals feeling "stuck" in their career, hoping that they can one day pursue a different job.
But while finding a career that meets all your values and goals is the ideal scenario, handing in your resignation letter and then figuring out how to achieve the dream role isn't always the most practical plan of attack — because let's be honest, sometimes pursuing your dreams can take a while, and often, comes with its own set of downfalls.
Who doesn't fantasize occasionally about completely upending their lives by giving up blogging so they can start a completely new career as a puppy Instagram account manager? Whatever your current career and pipe dream career are, it is possible to turn your dreams into reality, but only if you're willing to work for it.
While there's lots of talk about gender balance when it comes to careers in technical roles the discussion can often fall into inane discussions about "suitability" and "natural talents" - something a Google engineer made public much to his own detriment. But the numbers don't lie. There are fewer women in technical roles. There are myriad reasons for this with one being that the intake processes for technical careers are often heavily slanted towards attracting male candidates. Code Like A Girl aims to change that, running events, workshops and internships specifically, but not exclusively, targeting women looking to move into a technical career or seeking to boost their tech skills. I spoke with Code Like a Girl co-founder Vanessa Doake.
It can be tricky to move into your dream industry once you've already built your adult life. Maybe you already have an established career. Perhaps you have kids. You might even be stuck in a job you hate, but need it to pay the bills.
But it's not impossible to make a change. You do have options. Course or education providers like Upskilled offer Australians online study options so you can upgrade your career, or perhaps find a new one. All from the comfort of your home. Here's what you need to know.
If you dream of travelling to far flung places to teach English, then becoming qualified is the first step. Globally, CELTA is the highest regarded qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. Because it’s internationally respected, it’s a very intensive course and is a steep learning curve. I’ll admit it was exhausting at times and I became a coffee addict while training for my certificate. I loved it prior to starting the course, but it soon became more than love, it became a necessity.