People change careers for many reasons, not happy in their workplace, want more money, have no progression, don’t like the culture of business, or just want a change in life.
For my own story, since I was 16, I have worked in different industries going from catering, retail, and warehouse roles to sales roles. It was hard growing up because I was always an active person and couldn’t really learn from just someone talking to me and telling me what to do, I had to be physically doing it so I could understand it. There was always one point where I knew from my first job at the café that I wanted to become a manager one day which was a career goal of mine.
5 years down the line I joined Sky as a sales advisor and found a job where I felt like I could excel, the excitement of speaking to different people days, finding out more about that, and relating back to the customer as I was a massive football fan and sky being the leading broadcast for it, I could talk for days about. Being a top advisor for 2 years for customer service and sales – my monitor as a team leader down the line believed in me that I could one day make a great team leader.
By my third year I made it as Team leader – being able to teach and develop people and help them grow was a goal but I wanted more, I missed the excitement of getting a sale across the line, speaking to people on the phone, dealing with complex issues… I knew I wanted more. So, I made the decision by 26 years I wanted to take a step back in my career and try a new challenge which was working for a recruitment company. I always knew it was going to be a tough job, the long hours, the graft but life should be this – the more hours you put in the more rewards you should get, and I couldn’t get that as a team leader.
So, I made the decision to move away from it all and make my final career change, which I couldn’t be happier about. Being in a place where I’m in control of my own business, how I will make money, and the clients I want to work with while promoting my own brand.
My advice to anyone who thinks its to late to make a change, it isn’t – age 26 was the time I knew if I wanted the life I wanted, I would have to take a small step down to fulfill a change – now 6 months I couldn’t be happier how it’s going.
The moral of my story is its never too late to make a change even at any age, chase your dreams, and if that means going two steps backward to ensure you go 3 steps forward then make the change now otherwise you might not fulfill your career and personal goals if you feel you can’t do it in your current role.
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