When looking for a new position, our experts have given us plenty of good advice. First, know when it’s time for a change. Second, play on your passions. Third, find the right training. Learn how to put these three steps together to find a dream job that’s right for you.
Know When It’s Time for a Change
Finding myself out of work and the mother of 5 children, I knew I had to pursue alternate career choices. Unable to return to a traditional 9-5 position and unable to attend traditional college, I enrolled in online or study at home courses. I was able to work at my own pace and move as quickly as I needed to from the comfort of my own home. The at home course for Medical Transcription was extremely convenient as all of the course materials are delivered to your front door with either online exams or mail in written exams.
Through research, I found there to be many available opportunities, however, few where I could work from home. Upon completion of a course to hone my skills as a writer of children’s literature, I authored my first book entitled Aiden’s Waltz. I feel blessed to be in a position where I can work from home, achieve success in a new profession and provide for my family. I encourage all to believe in themselves and their abilities!
Professionals interested in an online training program provided by a university or college should research:
- Reputation of the online program and the school
- Number of years the online program has been in existence
- Experience and teaching credentials of the online program’s faculty
- Success stories of any graduates of the online program
The online programs offered through the University of California System are designed to quickly update the skills of busy professionals. There are programs for business, education, social sciences, and the arts. Depending on the student’s available time and the program requirements it is possible to complete a program within a year.
One of the most prestigious and respected online programs is UCLA’s College Counseling program. Students learn about college admissions from leading experts in the country – all online. The UCLA College Counseling program provides graduates with the tools they need to help teens and adults with today’s demanding college admissions process. The program is excellent for those who want to start their own independent educational consulting business.
How did you turn your need for change into your dream job?