One of the most common of these is pursuing the wrong career path. The fact is, many people drift into careers rather than really doing something we enjoy. It might be that we were given poor advice by a careers adviser at school. Perhaps friends or relatives influenced us into taking the step we took – which might even have seemed right at the time, but resulted in a dead end. We might have chosen ‘A’ level subjects or even a degree course too hastily, which limited our choices.
Whatever the reason, there are many of us who wish we had studied something else. But thanks to distance learning, it’s not too late to make up for that false start. In some ways, that delay might even have been a good thing; at least, after a few years of pursuing the wrong route, you’re likely to have a better idea of what you really want to do.
Distance learning allows you to study almost anything you can think of. For example, you might be a civil servant or a teacher and wish you’d got some IT qualifications. No problem: there are many good study courses for IT, and much else besides.
What’s exciting about distance learning is that you don’t have to go back to square one and study at a conventional educational establishment like a college or university. That’s just as well, since we all have bills to pay, and some of us have families to support.
Because distance learning is usually home learning, it’s far more convenient. You use your spare time to study: evenings, weekends, holidays, even travel time. Home study means you can learn without having to make a journey every day to get to where your courses are held. And since you don’t need to give up your job, you can still pay the bills with your existing salary.
Best of all, home learning lets you fulfil your potential – which you may have felt would never be realised. There’s nothing worse than doing a job you hate; it takes up too much of our life to put up with that. If you’ve ever felt depressed on Sunday evening at the thought of going to work again the next morning, you’ll know what that means.
Home study lets you work at your own pace, in your own time, moving steadily towards your new qualifications or skill sets. And once you have them, you can launch your updated CV on your new job market. It should then only be a short while before you can say goodbye to the daily grind forever and start your fulfilling and rewarding new career.