Is it time for a new career in the new year? As the new year approaches, it’s the perfect time to reflect on where you’ve been, how you liked it, and where you go from there. If you’re pondering a whole new career in 2020, this could be the year where your dreams become a reality! To get from here to there, you should start by asking yourself some important questions.
What do I want to be when I grow up
Figuring out what kind of career will take you to your happy place is a big decision. So, before you answer quickly and say cowboy or pastry chef, (without remembering you’re allergic to horses and oh yeah, wheat) you may want to carefully consider your response. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of any career you’re thinking of pursuing. Be realistic about whether you see yourself doing that particular job on a daily basis.
Where do I want to be
Were you raised in the country but LOVE the hustle and bustle of a noisy city? Or were you raised in an urban jungle and long for the charm of a small town? Let’s face it, figuring out where you want to live is as important as figuring out what you want to do.
What type of work environment is right for me
Are you a people person who loves to chat up everyone around you or do you prefer to work in quiet solitude? You can imagine there are careers where being the outgoing, gregarious type is a plus. But then again, if you dream of becoming a librarian surrounded by books and literature, being over-talkative might not be beneficial. Identifying the right work environment is pretty important considering you will be spending a lot of time in it.
What’s your number
Meaning, the number of dollars you need not just to live, but to pay for your dream career. Money cannot buy happiness, but not having the finances to enjoy your life can certainly contribute to unhappiness. So yes, you have to consider your potential earnings and the financial investment you’ll need to make. Putting the right financial formula in place can help you be prepared for the journey that lies ahead.
A new year is the beginning of a 365-page book, where you get to decide how the story goes. So, get busy and start writing some chapters of your own! If part of your story includes a passion for the beauty industry, maybe your path to a new career starts at Shore Beauty School! The beauty industry is on the rise and expected to continue to grow by as much as 8% by 2028, adding 63,900 jobs annually, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics*! To learn more about the career options in the world of beauty, contact Shore Beauty School today or book your tour of our campus. Make 2020 your year to start your new career!