How distance learning can help you change your careerFeature of the week
Changing career is daunting at the best of times, but can seem impossible for busy mums. With bills to pay and kids to raise, taking time off to study full-time for that dream career just isn’t an option for most of us. But studying for an online degree in the UK allows you to hold down your current job and care for your kids while you set your sights on greener pastures. So, before you throw your PC out of the window and tell your boss what you really think of them, here are a few ideas on how to migrate to a great career as painlessly as possible.
If you’re full of innovative ideas but struggling to step up the ladder because of a difficult boss, why not study online for an MBA with Anglia Ruskin University? By fitting in studies around childcare, the Sunday night blues won’t seem so bad when you know you can move on to something more suitable soon.
Parents need initiative and determination, so why not combine these life skills with your newly honed business acumen to spot a gap in the market and start your own company? From bespoke kids clothes to travel apps and property letting, some of the best new businesses have been founded by women.
Alternatively, you might have felt stuck in business admin but have the drive, personality and gift of the gab necessary for a great sales career. You can study online for a sales degree and ensure your ideal employer knows you’ll hit those targets on time every time.
Nowadays, distance learning allows you to study when it suits, safe in the knowledge that you can connect with supportive tutors and classmates any time you need to.
Maybe you have young children and want to return to work for the first time in quite a while? Despite the challenges, studying online provides the wriggle space to spend quality time with your kids as you migrate to a career that really means something to you.
There are some great jobs for new mums out there that allow you to maintain that vital balance.
Progressive companies also offer great jobs for mums who can only offer their skills for two to three days a week. If you want to refresh your current skills with an online degree, then throw your hat in the ring for a promising part-time position, many firms will welcome you. They’ll often offer flexitime and home working options to make things easier for you.
Online distance learning is a great way for mums to upskill if necessary, navigate a competitive job market and come out on top. Mums are already a combination of counsellor, coach, carer and family Chief Executive. Thanks to the wonders of technology, more women are combining this impressive resume with lucrative and fulfilling careers.
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