Fancy a career change but think you’re too old?
Think again! There are plenty of options available to change your career path that don’t have an age limit. Regardless of your age, don’t be scared to reach for the stars! Changing careers at any age can be daunting, especially as we get older. The job market is competitive and you may think that the older you are, the less chance you have of landing that dream job, being up against the younger competition. The truth is though that your age means you have heaps of transferrable work and life skills that your younger counterparts won’t have!
Each year thousands of Australians over 40 embark on a new career.
Here are some tips for you to be one of them:
Some industries are more competitive when it comes to age, but many aren’t. For example the building and construction industry has no age limit. From manual jobs, to supervisory roles or roles in safety – there are many options available.
Give yourself the competitive edge and get qualified. Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) are a great place to start. Having relevant certificates and qualifications will go a long way with getting your foot in the door. Courses vary in length from one day, to one week, to one year and can offer a range of qualifications from certificates to diplomas. Star Training offers a variety of courses that could get your foot in the door of many different roles in the building and construction industry.
It’s not always what you know, but whom you know
Listen out among your friend and family networks for anyone who mentions they may be looking to fill a role and ask around too. If someone can vouch for you and your work ethic then this can go a long way in landing a new job even if you don’t have the skills or experience, It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you want to explore a new career option – then go for it! Research what your current skills will make you suitable for, look to see how you can up-skill with short courses or qualifications and apply!