CHOOSING A CAREER / SEP. 20, 2016
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Building, Fixing and Maintaining: Picking a Trade That Works for Your Life, Skills and Talents

Have you ever considered picking up a skilled trade? They can be very satisfying careers that also pay quite well! Here's everything you need to know!

Having a trade and confirmed skill that you can utilise on a daily basis to earn a living, is a great feeling. But, the question for some, is which skilled trade is best suited to your particular talents and preferred lifestyle?

If you choose the construction industry, it is hoped that you don’t have to use the services of someone like klezmermaudlin.com, who help clients involved in construction accidents, but at least you know they are there if you need them at some point.

Here is a look at what you need to consider to carve out a successful career in your chosen trade.

1. Asking the Right Questions

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You have probably heard people say that if choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.

There is an element of truth in that adage, but as you would expect, there is much more to picking a trade than just choosing to do something you are passionate about, although that is an excellent starting point.

Spending your spare time under the hood of a car might be a good indicator that you could cut it as a mechanic, but you have to ask plenty of questions that go beyond your love of all things on four wheels.

Any skilled trade has minimum skill requirements, and it will also probably demand a certain level of qualifications or certification, following a period of training. Make sure that you ask all the right questions, speak to people in the trade and do as much research as possible, in your quest to find the right trade.

2. Job Opportunities

You have to give due consideration to the potential for regular work and the career opportunities that might be available through natural progression.

Certain trades offer the chance to enjoy an element of flexibility because transferable skills can be applied to various lines of work. Think about this scenario carefully when choosing a trade, as training for a highly specialised skill can limit your work opportunities to a certain extent.

If you are someone who likes to take on new challenges and is constantly evolving by learning on the job, you don’t want to limit your chances to transfer your skills by entering a trade that has a very narrow outlook.

3. Earn While You Learn

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Apprenticeships are a real no-brainer option in so many ways.

There are very few downsides to doing an apprenticeship  where you get to learn a skilled trade and receive your qualification at the end of your training, while at the same time earning some money to keep you afloat financially.

When you take the apprenticeship route, you build a solid foundation of knowledge in a particular trade, and when you complete your course and become a certified profession, it also opens up a wealth of employment options.

When you have a skilled trade, you make yourself more employable and should be able to find a good level of demand for your services, so take your time picking something you love doing, that also offers the right opportunities to earn a good living.

Have you ever considered getting a skilled trade? Has this article made your mind up? Let me know in the comments section below...

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