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When would be the right time for a career change. If it’s been past a year since you’ve complete university and you’re struggling to find or get a job in the field you wish to pursue a career in.

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What do you mean by a career change? If you haven’t found work you haven’t had a career to change from?
Original post by ajj2000

What do you mean by a career change? If you haven’t found work you haven’t had a career to change from?


Yeah that’s true although I’m struggling to even get a job within ICT. And I don’t know what to do I’m desperate to get out of retail and start making stable income I have a fear that I’ll be stuck in retail and at the minute I’m hating it because it’s the same repetitive work, the workplace atmosphere alone is intimidating and the line managers are just bullies.
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Original post by Anonymous
When would be the right time for a career change. If it’s been past a year since you’ve complete university and you’re struggling to find or get a job in the field you wish to pursue a career in.

Hi there,

Can I ask where you want to change from and to??

Best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
Keep at it.

It took me 8 months after graduating university to find a job in my field. But my next two jobs after that came much more quickly.
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Original post by Mohammed_2000
Yeah that’s true although I’m struggling to even get a job within ICT. And I don’t know what to do I’m desperate to get out of retail and start making stable income I have a fear that I’ll be stuck in retail and at the minute I’m hating it because it’s the same repetitive work, the workplace atmosphere alone is intimidating and the line managers are just bullies.

Which part of the country are you in?
Original post by CardiffUni Rep
Hi there,
Can I ask where you want to change from and to??
Best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep


Hey Jaz,

I’d like to change from Information and Communication Technology to Pharmacist, Teacher within ICT or Emergency Call Handler even a Paramedic.

Mohammed
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Original post by 1582
Keep at it.
It took me 8 months after graduating university to find a job in my field. But my next two jobs after that came much more quickly.


It’s been a year though and it’ll be a year in September when I graduated. I want to get out of retail, it’s boring and there’s nothing to enjoy about it I get overworked as an animal and slave and I want to start gaining stable income to sort my future out. Like purchasing my first home..
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Original post by ajj2000
Which part of the country are you in?

East of England.
Original post by Anonymous
When would be the right time for a career change. If it’s been past a year since you’ve complete university and you’re struggling to find or get a job in the field you wish to pursue a career in.

Great question!

If you still have a passion for the subject you studied and you're are willing to do voluntary work or temporary jobs to get more experience or that extra bit of cash, then you could continue to pursue a career in your chosen subject. It may be that you need to look at different job websites or some agencies. You might find a chat with the career team from the university you attended helpful. They might be able to give you some pointers on filling out application forms or how to improve your CV. It may be that slight changes improves your chances of getting interviews. It might also be about upping your application rate, if you are only applying for a couple of jobs each month.

If you have had enough and do want to do something else, you could apply for a PGCE, so that you can still use your subject knowledge, while moving into a different area. A career in teaching can be rewarding but it has its own set of challenges, so do think about whether you are good at explaining things to others, like working with young people and whether you are prepared to study again.

It's good that you have a few ideas of other things you could do, but do look into each of them as professions. What are the requirements? What qualities or skills are needed? What are job prospects like? How long would it take to re-train etc? It might also be worthwhile to talk to someone who works in the different career fields that you are interested in, so you can get a idea of what the job is like day-to-day and whether it is something you could see yourself doing for the long term.

Hope that helps,

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
Original post by University of Huddersfield
Great question!
If you still have a passion for the subject you studied and you're are willing to do voluntary work or temporary jobs to get more experience or that extra bit of cash, then you could continue to pursue a career in your chosen subject. It may be that you need to look at different job websites or some agencies. You might find a chat with the career team from the university you attended helpful. They might be able to give you some pointers on filling out application forms or how to improve your CV. It may be that slight changes improves your chances of getting interviews. It might also be about upping your application rate, if you are only applying for a couple of jobs each month.
If you have had enough and do want to do something else, you could apply for a PGCE, so that you can still use your subject knowledge, while moving into a different area. A career in teaching can be rewarding but it has its own set of challenges, so do think about whether you are good at explaining things to others, like working with young people and whether you are prepared to study again.
It's good that you have a few ideas of other things you could do, but do look into each of them as professions. What are the requirements? What qualities or skills are needed? What are job prospects like? How long would it take to re-train etc? It might also be worthwhile to talk to someone who works in the different career fields that you are interested in, so you can get a idea of what the job is like day-to-day and whether it is something you could see yourself doing for the long term.
Hope that helps,
Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield


Thank you where’s the best place to find voluntary work within ICT or a temporary job do you know of any please.
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Original post by Mohammed_2000
Thank you where’s the best place to find voluntary work within ICT or a temporary job do you know of any please.

@Mohammed_2000

You could try charities.
You could see if there is an IT club at a local primary or secondary school that needs help.
You could see if there is a youth centre running any IT classes over the holidays.
You could check with your local library.

All the best,

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
Original post by ajj2000
Which part of the country are you in?
Are there openings in helpdesk type jobs?
Original post by ajj2000
Are there openings in helpdesk type jobs?

I’ve been looking for those types of jobs and not even those I can find even at entry level. Or Junior role
Original post by Mohammed_2000
Hey Jaz,
I’d like to change from Information and Communication Technology to Pharmacist, Teacher within ICT or Emergency Call Handler even a Paramedic.
Mohammed

Hey Mohammed,

These are really broad options! Maybe you could speak to a career advisor at your current university about your options? and future direction in relation to these different course?

All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
Original post by CardiffUni Rep
Hey Mohammed,
These are really broad options! Maybe you could speak to a career advisor at your current university about your options? and future direction in relation to these different course?
All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep

The thing is I’m no longer registered on my course at university no more or a student
Original post by Mohammed_2000
The thing is I’m no longer registered on my course at university no more or a student

I understand. I'd recommend checking the Prospects website to give you direction! Then, is there any way that you could attend some open days?
Original post by CardiffUni Rep
I understand. I'd recommend checking the Prospects website to give you direction! Then, is there any way that you could attend some open days?

If you don’t mind me asking open days to where
Original post by Mohammed_2000
I’ve been looking for those types of jobs and not even those I can find even at entry level. Or Junior role

Could you post on this and a number of other forums for advice about how to get your first job in helpdesk work? I wonder if there is something you could change to increase your chances.
Original post by ajj2000
Could you post on this and a number of other forums for advice about how to get your first job in helpdesk work? I wonder if there is something you could change to increase your chances.

Where should I create a thread if you don’t mind me asking under what subheading

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