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How to find a job you love

Here at Vorwerk we’ve been finding out just how happy the UK is when it comes to work and careers.  The sad news is that despite spending much of our waking day at work, only 13% of UK adults actually enjoy their jobs, and nearly one in ten (9%) workers go as far as hating their jobs.  

And if you’re on the approach to turning 30 and feel like you are facing a careers crisis –you’re not alone.  We found that feelings of uncertainty and concern about your career direction peaks at a couple of months ahead of turning the big 3-0.  Whether it’s the landmark birthday looming, or you have recently started a family and considering your career options, or you’ve simply got an itch after being in work for an extended period of time – don’t worry – we can help!

Or perhaps are you one of the 44% of people that would like to change career but haven’t yet taken the plunge.  You’ve told us that it’s a risky business changing direction, it’s hard to know where to start, and that finding a new path can be hard to navigate - but that is where Vorwerk can come in. 

Before you hear more about us, it’s important to hear from the experts.  We’ve teamed up with John Lees, careers guru and author of ‘How To Get A Job You Love’.  He’s kindly shared his top tips for anyone considering a career change – whatever your industry, expertise, or interest areas.

John Lees said: “What makes sad reading is that there are an awful lot of people unhappy at work, and not feeling like they are getting anything out of their job. There are also vast numbers of people that want change, but stumble at the first hurdle and don’t know what direction to take.

“The good news is that it is possible to make change - good background research, a burst of self-confidence, and a calculated risk can really pay off. 

“I’d urge anyone unhappy in their job to take some time out and really think about what they would like to do instead. There are plenty of structured work opportunities that allow you to work for yourself while taking on a new career, and with the rise of the portfolio career, now has never been a better time to experiment and find your niche.”

John Lees' top tips for changing career

  1. Look hard at the things which get in the way of change – risk, uncertainty, lack of confidence. Where have you overcome these barriers before?
  2. Look at the things you most enjoy about work, and imagine where else you can do the same things.
  3. Pack your lifeboat before you jump ship – catalogue your skills, know-how and experience so that you can match them to new opportunities.
  4. Investigate alternative ways of working, including self-employment, as well as conventional jobs.
  5. Research as if you were finding out for someone else. Talk to people about their experiences, and keep asking ‘who else should I be talking to’?

To find out more about career opportunities with Vorwerk visit www.kobold.vorwerk.co.uk/career

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