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    Hello TSR

    Has anyone on here managed to pursue a career change whilst in full-time employment? As I am faced with pretty much a 12 hour day including commute time there is barely anytime to gain experience in the desired field. The only options I can see is to either resign(my job has caused a great amount unhappiness) or find a voluntary opportunity during the weekend but I believe most office are closed over this time.

    Look forward to your thoughts.

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    I have.

    Have you made any applications? Can always send out applications and see what responses you get and book time off as appropriate for interviews.
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    Thanks for your response.

    Could elaborate further on the situation? Was this at graduate level?

    In regards to applications and responses majority have been unsuccessful through enquiries using recruitment agencies - due to risk and recruitment fee but I have seen no difference in applying directly. Despite having transferable skills into the new field I am competing with more experienced individuals.
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    (Original post by Singh89)
    Hello TSR

    Has anyone on here managed to pursue a career change whilst in full-time employment? As I am faced with pretty much a 12 hour day including commute time there is barely anytime to gain experience in the desired field. The only options I can see is to either resign(my job has caused a great amount unhappiness) or find a voluntary opportunity during the weekend but I believe most office are closed over this time.

    Look forward to your thoughts.

    Singh89
    Or take annual leave to attend short term work experience placements?


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    Work out what a half way step to the new field is. If you aren't fully competitive because it is a complete change, you are going to have to do this anyway, unless you retrain.

    Interim/maternity jobs are usually more forgiving of reduced experience because people in the career stream don't usually leave a permanent role for an interim, so they are opportunities to build experience.

    You've got to be realistic though, if you lack the current experience to move straight from permanent job to permanent job, you are going to have to look at some form of re-training, backwards step, interim or half-step.
 
 
 
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