In the past, landing a secure job with a guaranteed pension was regarded as the ultimate career highlight. Relatively, people have now become more comfortable with experimenting and stepping out of their comfort zones. Today, if people’s aspirations do not align with their job profiles, they don’t hesitate to take tough career change decisions.
A career change in the modern world has completely transformed the concept of sticking with one job throughout your life. Career change isn’t simple though. Imagine securing a degree in commerce, staying employed for more than 3 years in the same field, and then planning to take up something technical! Earlier, unless you had a time machine, it wouldn’t have been possible to change your stream after class 10th. Fortunately, now with the advent of e-learning and a shift in hiring requirements, I strongly feel that skills are given more importance than a degree.
A career change can be defined as ‘the movement of an individual from one job sector to another’. As per a survey of 10.5k people by LinkedIn, 45% of people change their careers because of the lack of advancement opportunities. This is much higher than the number of people who shift careers keeping remuneration in their mind (32%). Today, lack of growth and learning is the biggest turndown point that compels people to change their career tracks.
Career change comes with multiple complications. It might require you to upgrade your skills or learn new ones while you are already juggling your personal life and current job. In such cases, when enrolling in a full-time course is not possible along with handling multiple responsibilities, online learning comes to your aid. Forbes, in one of their articles, mentioned that as per a report by Brandon Hall Group, learning online consumes 40% to 60% less time than learning the same thing in a traditional classroom.
Now, let’s talk about the major reasons why people prefer online learning over the traditional one in offline coaching centres:
I strongly feel that overcoming problems like mobility, limited personalised attention in classrooms, and lack of time and resources, online learning not only delivers fast-paced, skill-based, and interactive learning opportunities but also allows the professionals to balance their lives while preparing for a career change.
About the Author: Sarvesh Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Internshala, an internship and training platform