Thanks for your mails, kindly assist on this.
I would like to pursue a degree course but I have a lot of challenges – financial, time, job security and choice.
What kind of advice would you give me?
Your advice will be highly appreciated.
I have written extensively about this on the site already in this section.
This is an important and relevant post .
And I recommend you go through this process. Ask family and friends to help you and talk through things with you .
Let me give you an analogy. If you are setting off on a long journey, you will find it easier to plan the best route if you know what your destination is. If you don’t know your destination, the chances are you won’t take the most direct route
If you don’t plan your life’s journey at least in outline, then you run the risk of getting halfway to somewhere and realising you don’t want to go there.
Admittedly you can only plan in outline because things change, you change, life’s circumstances change, technology changes. But an outline plan is better than no plan at all.
So, I advise you to spend the time thinking about how your career should be shaped. This doesn’t stop you grabbing opportunities as they present themselves. But at least you are working with some self-awareness.
You haven’t given any indication of what subject you want to study. don’t make the mistake of doing a degree without considering the job opportunities it will open up for you Maybe if you follow a professional route such as accountancy you can learn while you are earning, in any event you can usually work part time while you study for a degree
Then you can address your challenges. Maybe your financial commitment will not be as great as you fear because you can find way of learning “on the job “. Maybe you don’t need a degree at all.
Job security is one of the things you should keep uppermost in your mind as you go through the process of thinking about your career management. When you know what, you need to do, time may not be so pressing.
And you can make an informed choice by researching the areas that interest you. Look at courses, apprenticeships, costs, job security, earning potential. -whatever you have identified as important to you
Think about how this role may change in the years to come as technology develops, and what direction that may take you in.
Hope this helps