Apologies for the serious post.
Its coming to the time that I feel a need for a change of career and have no idea where to start…
As some of you may know, I’m currently working for an Aerospace company in Oxfordshire, and for the last 6-7 years (out of 10 at the company) I’ve been doing mainly Facilities Management as well as other bits of IT, CAD/Design Work (Models & Renders) Exhibition Design & Management, Photo/Graphics (inc Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom etc).
The day job includes Line Management, H&S inc IOSH course, CDM, Procurement for example as well as anything else you can imagine Facilities looking after day-to-day, including cleaning toilets.
This is a 35-hour week job, in the office, onsite and it pays well, with good benefits such as 30-days holiday, annual bonus for example but I really don’t like the job. I can do it, and seemingly well (on the annual appraisals) but it feels like I’m a Jack of All Trades, where I do my main job and a few little bits of the stuff I like.
Usual interests out of work are the obvious Music/Hifi, Photography, Films, Architecture/Design.
We are at the stage where the Wife has just got a new job, with a healthy pay rise which take some of the pressure for me to take a more ‘entry’ role somewhere, if needed to start again. We have no kids at the moment although they are planned in the next year or so, and with that in mind I’d be the likely house husband/main caring role if required.
Relocating is not on the cards, we have just bought a house and starting to renovate, the wife has taken a job in London but working from home 95% of the time.
I’m certainly not going to leave and do the same elsewhere, in this day and age, with the benefits listed above I could carry on and don’t want to leave just because, but it seems an ideal time to re-evaluate where I’m at, and especially post COVID, where working from home/flexible hours is more accepted.
Has anyone done a similar restart in their occupation, without knowing exactly what you wanted to do?
And any resources or advice?