As adults, it’s possible to feel grateful that we are detached from the horror of budding A-Level and GCSE students discovering for the first time, the harsh realities and dwindling prospects of ‘real world’ employment.
Sometimes within our own family we sense the frustrations of young people; juggling their priorities of earning, learning and living. It almost makes us thankful for our job security, no matter how lifeless it might feel on a Monday morning.
However does a small part of us envy the young people, carving out their existences with ‘explorer’ instincts? Doing what they want, with comparatively little pressure on them in terms of responsibility. Dreaming, and deciding which dream to follow; full of ambition, yet empty of adult experience.
We can learn something from them. It’s never too late in life to dream, it’s never too late to aspire, it’s never too late to achieve what we might have forgotten about when we were in their shoes ( or whatever it is they call shoes these days).
We could label our weighty adult experience as ‘hindsight’. We could use hindsight to inform our decisions better than any smart-phone app, because through experience we know ourselves better than ever before.
With increased knowledge of our skills and passions, our strengths and the weaknesses we seek to improve we can take careful and positive steps to improve our career prospects with professional training, IT courses, and other industry specific skill-based courses.
Pitman Training offers a comprehensive range of courses from fast updates of the latest Microsoft Office programs to career-changing diplomas. We’ve helped many people change career – from directing traffic in Dover to becoming a respected Legal Secretary, from financial sales to a fully fledged AMSPAR recognized Medical Secretary. If you want to change direction, then have a close look at our specialist diplomas.
We might not envy the young people stampeding through any interview door which opens; as we’ll be taking calm, confident strides towards the career we might have always wanted; with hindsight on our side; and a Pitman Training Diploma on our CV.