The average person can expect to change careers several times in his or her lifetime, so it is important to think of career development throughout life. The traditional view of a career, as progression up an ordered hierarchy within an organisation or profession, is no longer valid. New enterprises and opportunities are presenting all the time.
Returning to work after illness, redundancy, family relocation, or raising children can be a daunting prospect but it can also be hugely rewarding. Employers now recognise that returning talent brings new skills, which directly benefit a company’s performance. Such employees are enthusiastic, motivated, have the maturity of past experiences, and bring fresh ideas to the workplace.
Investing time in developing new skills or returning to education can help you access opportunities that were previously inaccessible. With an abundance of new courses and flexible ways of studying, there has never been a better time to go back to education. Anne Ryan Careers can advise on how best to move forward by providing professional career information, career education and career guidance to help identify what will suit you best.
Anne will help you to
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses, interests , motivations and aptitudes
- Discover your preferred work environment
- Be aware of your learning style
- Assess and build on your work experience to date
- Draw up a realistic action plan
- Find a career that plays to your strengths and abilities
- Create the best CV
- Write a covering letter
- Identify and learn about potential employers
- Prepare for job interviews
- Identify the right Springboard course. Springboard courses are specifically designed to meet current and future skills needs in Ireland