Career change or not?

(6 Posts)
moonlight1705 Wed 10-Aug-16 13:46:23

I have been working with a well known heritage organisation for just under 8 years and am being made redundant next Wednesday.

I have applied for another job in the company but didn't get it as I didn't quite have the experience and obviously now I am going to be unemployed.

I guess I would like help with deciding where to go from here - do I try and stick in heritage which has notoriously few jobs (but I love doing) or do I go for something different? I don't know what as I have always worked in this industry.

VioletBam Thu 11-Aug-16 02:10:44

What did you do? Could you go into property? As in selling? Management?

EBearhug Thu 11-Aug-16 08:21:44

What sort of role did you do? Your skills will probably be useful in other industries besides heritage.

I think I would look for other heritage jobs - but also look at other jobs outside of heritage, which would help me build useful skills and experience for when a job I really want comes up in heritage.

moonlight1705 Thu 11-Aug-16 10:20:48

True - I guess most of my skills were in visitor experience. I liked the organising of events and creating daft but fun children's trails etc.

I think I have worked out that I really don't want to think about strategic plans and thinking about the big picture - I like getting my hands in and doing something.

Event planning would be really interesting. I am going to start looking for jobs around the sector, things that are just outside the comfort zone and see if anything gets me excited to try.

EBearhug Thu 11-Aug-16 19:31:11

That's a good start - focus on the tasks you do and don't enjoy, and look at jobs that can offer that. I should think there will be lots of types of organisation you could use those skills in.

tropicalstorm Wed 24-Aug-16 01:18:52

Try an events/partnerships role at a University? - or even public engagement (the bits that link Universities with local schools and other groups, including events for school age children)

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