Is the daily grind getting you down? Maybe it’s time to spread your wings and give your creative juices carte blanche. The monotony of daily routines gets to everyone at some point or another. Perhaps it’s the predictability, or a sense of feeling stifled in one’s current position.
Regardless, the time for change is nigh. In business management parlance, many aphorisms abound including the following: ‘The only constant is change.’ Many of us have an insatiable appetite for career growth and development, and when daily regimens do not provide a sense of satisfaction, it may be time to look elsewhere for opportunities.
Career development coaches, and human resource managers recommend in-depth analysis of one’s skills, interests, and educational background. The perfect job is one which fuses all elements as smoothly and synergistically as possible.
If we play to our strengths and provide cannon fodder to our interests, it’s possible that a career change may be just the tonic for a happy and fulfilling work/life balance. We have put together an impressive selection of ideas for a career change. Get ready, get set – this listing is off the charts!
Get Out of the Cubicle and into the Matrix
If you feel that your job is cramping your style, there’s a possibility that it literally is. Customer service operations, insurance companies, banks, call centers, and government offices (to name but a few) typically place their employees into little cubicles and expect them to perform optimally. Truth be told, cubicles can really cramp your style. These pokey little enclaves are veritable breeding grounds for dissatisfaction.
Tight deadlines, stacks of files and paperwork, and the ever-looming threat of a hovering supervisor simply doesn’t cut it with many folks. Rather than endure such situational dissatisfaction, it may be more beneficial to explore other options. Many employers readily embrace consultants who perform typical administrative duties, customer service operations, and associated activity from home.
Back in the prehistoric age (a decade ago) it may have been a stretch of the imagination to suggest working from home – not any more. If the cubicle is proving a little too restrictive and the work culture is getting you down, consider entering the matrix of the Internet and working from home.
Plenty of home-based work activities are available to suitably qualified candidates. The world’s biggest companies like Apple, Google, General Electric, Walmart, and a plethora of others actively recruit consultants who work from home. For those who prefer to remain in place, it may be worthwhile asking for a couple of work from home days every week.
Head over to Fabulous Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada is home to pulse-pounding entertainment 24/7. This thrilling gambling enclave is home to the world’s most majestic casinos, poker rooms, bingo parlors, and eateries. If you’re serious about a career change, and excitement is a high-priority item on your agenda, Vegas may be for you. There are many jobs available to folks in this city, and others like Reno Nevada, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Macau, Goa and the like.
Your proficiency with cards may be just the winning ticket for a career change as a casino dealer. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is hosted by the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino. As the world’s #1 poker tournament, nothing beats the appeal of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker. With a $10,000 buy-in, and millions of dollars in prize money up for grabs, it’s easy to get excited about working in this industry.
The fanfare, the Poker Hall of Famers, the entourage, and the career growth prospects are off the charts. You may wish to consider becoming a poker dealer if you have a passion for the cards. Texas Hold’em is the name of the game, but there are plenty of others in need of specialized card dealers. These include Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, Razz, Badugi, Caribbean Stud Poker, Oasis Poker and more.
Learning the art of poker dealing takes you a long way towards a burgeoning new career in the world’s premier gambling mecca. When you’ve simply had enough of the status quo, and life in the fast lane beckons, play your best hand as you pursue this exciting new career.
Take to The Field and Leave the Office Behind
The office is a great place for those who enjoy that type of work environment. For others, it’s a major bugbear. Office politics, multiple layers of management, multiple exigencies, and tight deadlines are no fun. Perhaps you’ve done your time, and you feel that a career change is exactly what the doctor ordered. Beyond the confines of a sterilized, air-conditioned office is the great outdoors. Provided your financial situation can withstand a paradigm shift for a while, you may wish to consider a career outdoors.
There are many such options for low skilled individuals, professionals, and athletes. Public schools, private schools, gymnasiums, fitness studios and the like are always in need of coaches, assistant coaches, gymnastics instructors, lifeguards, bodybuilding coaches, trainers, etcetera.
If you have a passion for physical activity, and you want to make a career change, now is the best time to do it. One of the erstwhile voices in the sports world was the legendary Reg Park (Mr. Universe and Hollywood actor). His advice to his charges in the gym was as follows: ‘Find out what you love doing and then get paid for it!’
Play to Your Skills
Fancy yourself as a savvy investor who understands cryptocurrency, forex, stocks, bonds, commodities, or indices? You’re in luck! The financial markets are a hive of activity and anyone with enough wherewithal to understand their inner mechanics can certainly make a lucrative career change by becoming a day trader, speculator, investor, or fund manager. You can choose the go it alone approach, or drop anchor with prestigious companies like Fidelity, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Ameritrade, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Visa, MasterCard and hundreds of others. Your proficiency with numbers, and your ability to fathom blockchain technologies and the many applications it has in store will certainly bode well for a successful career change.