How to Balance Study & Full-Time Work When Training For a New Career

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Do you dread getting up for work every morning? Do you feel like you’re not really making a difference while you’re at work and you wish you could do something more fulfilling? This is a big problem for a lot of us, and when you don’t have career satisfaction, you need to make a change.

The problem is, a lot of people find a career that they want to move into but they are not qualified. If you have a lot of financial responsibilities already, going back into education full-time may not be an option. The good news is, there are so many great options for studying online, so you can get qualified while you work.

However, studying while you also have a full-time job is tough and if you are not careful, you will burn yourself out. But with these simple tips, you can find a way to balance the two.

Be Realistic When Choosing A Course 

When you are looking at different online courses, you need to be realistic about what you are able to handle.

For example, if you pick a course that is only a year-long, you have to fit a lot of work into a short space of time.

People often make the mistake of picking the shortest course possible because they are eager to start their new career, but this means that they take on too much and the quality of their work is not as good.

If you give yourself more time, you will get a better final result and that will make it easier to find a job at the end of it.

Don’t Let Your Work Slip 

Even though you don’t like your job that much and you are planning to leave once you are qualified, it is important that you don’t let your work slip.

You will need a reference from your current employer when you are looking for a new job and if you haven’t been putting the effort in, they will not give you a good one.

Learn To Study At Home 

Studying at home when there is a lot going on can be hard and you don’t always get the peace and quiet that you need.

But it is important that you learn how to study at home and avoid distractions if you are ever going to complete this course. Make sure that you set aside specific study times and set up a study room where you can work quietly without being disturbed.

Make Use Of Spare Time 

Whenever you have a spare moment, you should use it as an opportunity to study.

For example, you can read some books on your lunch break at work. In the evenings, instead of scrolling on your phone for a few hours, get on with a bit of work. If you can make use of those spare moments, you will find it a lot easier to stay on top of your workload.

Studying while you have a full-time job is tough, but if you can manage it, you will unlock a lot of new opportunities for yourself.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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