You, my friend, are full of potential. There are many inspiring industry stories of folks starting in one role and evolving into another role that helps them reach their goals, whatever that may be. All you need is a foot in the door and the right mindset.
Let’s discuss some ways to start thinking about what you want out of your career and how to go about pursuing that, even when it seems impossible.
Why does growing my career matter?
If you are happy in your job and where you are at, then it probably doesn’t! But, for most folks, they want to keep learning and keep increasing their value in their workplace. It can be daunting and feel out of reach at times in trade jobs.
Typically, you would be highly skilled in one specific area but don’t let this hold you back. It’s mostly about your attitude and willingness to step out of your comfort zone. In fact, if you’ve worked in a variety of different roles, you usually have much more insight to bring to other roles.
For example, if you worked with CNC saw, you probably know pretty well how much time it takes to cut certain pieces. Who would benefit from that? A scheduler who can plan out a more efficient schedule of production.