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Change of career

BillieTheBotBillieTheBot 🤖Posts: 8,656 Automated Account
After 10 years I'm looking for a change of career (lots of reasons, some personal, some professional). Trouble is I've got no fucking idea what I can do. I'm told that after being in the police i'll have lots of transferrable skills, but i'm struggling to think of careers that may want someone who can manage a collision or who is quite handy at explaining the facts of life (not the dirty ones!) to a juvenile shoplifter.
The other issue is not many jobs pay the same wage (£27,000) as what i'm not now without first having a degree.

There's no rush to leave, I could be coming back here in 20 years time asking the same question, which I suppose puts me in a good position, i'm just getting itchy feet.

Any ideas folks?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Probation service? Youth worker (but salaries are shocking), paralegal work, bodyguard, you could probably walk into a management position.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Part-time international sex kitten ?
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,228 Skive's The Limit
    Drug dealer. Bank Robber. Pimp.

    Just 3 ideas which can be very profitbale without having to further your education.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive wrote: »
    Drug dealer. Bank Robber. Pimp.

    Just 3 ideas which can be very profitbale without having to further your education.

    Lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You'd walk into most management positions
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You think? Apart from members of public I've got no management experience at all.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I assumed after 10 years you'd hold rank. So you'd be heading up team
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    Youth worker (but salaries are shocking)

    Full-time Youth worker jobs are usually around the 26-28,000 mark put you'd need a specific degree in 'Youth work'. However with current government cuts youth work's probably not the most stable of options anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    I assumed after 10 years you'd hold rank. So you'd be heading up team

    You'd think so, but nope. I'm still plod.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You'd be amazed what you can do; try looking at job descriptions of jobs you think you'd like (no matter how much you expect to be underqualified) and start ticking boxes, thinking about what you've done, etc. I suspect you're more qualified than you realise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I do keep looking and I have seen some careers that might be a good fit. I just see the dreaded "requires a degree in X" even though i'm probably far more qualified in terms of experience I'm automatically ruled out.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whowhere wrote: »
    I do keep looking and I have seen some careers that might be a good fit. I just see the dreaded "requires a degree in X" even though i'm probably far more qualified in terms of experience I'm automatically ruled out.

    It's often worth calling anyway; they might tell you that if you make a good case for experience in a cover letter / application they will allow it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I've applied for a couple of jobs in Information Security, I have the required computer ability and I've been living and breathing security most of my working life so fingers crossed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That sounds like a good move.
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