How to find the right jobs and career for you
Family Dollar careers expert Kate Stroud has been tracking the career paths of UK millennials for years.
Here’s what she learned: 1.
You can find the best jobs and careers online: Stroud, who’s based in the UK and Canada, points out that many of the jobs on offer online are similar, so you don’t need to travel to the country to find a job.
She says: “If you can’t find a good job in your home country, or don’t have the right skills, it’s very easy to get stuck in the same job.”
So don’t take it personally if you’re struggling to find work online, or you’re looking for a new career.
You’re more likely to get a good offer than in your local area: Stoughton points out the same is true for jobs in the country, where she says you can get a better deal than in the local area, and she recommends looking for places that are “more competitive” for jobs.
“If I can find a great job in my area, I’m more likely than anyone else to get one,” she says.
You’ll save money on childcare: Stowell says you’ll save on childcare costs if you go to a local school, and Stroud recommends that you look for a school with a “bargain” pricing policy, where you can save as much as 20 per cent on childcare.
You get to travel: Stearns says it’s important to consider the location you choose, and that there are “real opportunities” in cities, and rural areas.
She points out there are lots of things to do in cities like Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London, which means you’re likely to find opportunities to visit family and friends.
You have the opportunity to work from home: Streatons says that she’s noticed a huge increase in families working from home, especially in urban areas, and says the benefits of working from your home are great for your health.
She recommends using childcare as a way to get more work done, and having someone who can help you with the childcare costs.
You won’t have to worry about being in a job: Stroughton points to research showing that young people are more likely when they’re in the workforce to have a career.
“The vast majority of jobs are filled by young people and that’s not going to change,” she said.
You don’t require a degree to get jobs: Stouters points out you can “get in to the workforce by completing a basic education”.
“There’s a lot of opportunities for students to get into the job market if they’re passionate about it,” she added.
You could work for less if you get a part-time job: “People say to me, ‘I can’t do that, I’ve got to work, I’ll never get any sort of job’,” Stroud said.
“But there’s an opportunity here for people who want to get paid part-timer or full-time work.”
You save money if you work from your mobile: “It’s so important that you work remotely,” she adds.
“That’s where the benefits come from.”
Stoughons suggests looking for “part-time jobs where you have the flexibility to do as much or as little as you want.”
She suggests looking at how many hours you can work from a week, and whether you could work from the family room of the house.
“You could work as much time as you like,” she explained.
“It’ll save you money.”
Staughton says that the job offers for millennials are great.
“They’re the best they’ve ever been,” she points out.
You’ve got a good chance of finding a good position: “You’re looking at the opportunity of a lifetime,” she told Business Insider.
“So there’s lots of opportunities.
The fact that you’ve got an opportunity to do what you want to do and the opportunity for a good pay is really good.”