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Could you work 52 different jobs this year?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I read an interesting article this week in which a 30-year-old man from London completed a year-long challenge to try out 52 different jobs in 2013.

Once a week, he tried his hand at a new profession in order to gain understanding of various industries. In fact, last year he worked at jobs such as a pizza delivery man, a personal assistant and a blacksmith.

While you mightn’t necessarily want to carry out the same sort of challenge to test the waters this year, 2014 may be an excellent opportunity to think about a career change or try something new.

There are a number of options for those wanting to cast their net:

Consider contracting: Consider becoming an independent contractor to your old company (or its competitors.) Exposure to a variety of different projects and environments will enhance your skills further as well as the independence and financial benefits that may come with contracting.

Embrace entrepreneurship: Starting a business or buying a small business are very viable options.  Many of us want to be our own boss but are unsure how to go about it. Go slowly and do your homework carefully. Take professional advice as you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew. Nonetheless, there are many advantages such as following your passion, reaping financial and professional rewards and finding your work/life balance.

Join the competition:  Perhaps this year you could consider moving to a competitor. It might result in a promotion, more chance for further career progression or better salary and benefits. Nonetheless, this may put you in a difficult situation with your current employer so explain your rationale and be respectful.

Double-jobbing: I’m not talking about working two part time jobs, but why not consider becoming a non Executive Director this year? You will gain extra experience and income and it can be extremely rewarding to be in a position to offer your wealth of expertise and advice. Perhaps you could also take up a voluntary job in your spare time if you have always wanted to do something worthwhile and gratifying?

Use the New Year as a new beginning and think about career paths and moves that you mightn’t have before.

Like the young London man, Matt Frost, who worked 52 jobs last year, you never know until you try.

From working as a shop manager this time last year, Matt has now decided upon a career working in the computer games industry- the job he enjoyed the most in 2013.

It doesn’t have to be ‘Game Over’ for you.

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