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6 ways to explore a new profession before changing your career path

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You’ve decided to make a career change, that’s great (but maybe a bit scary). Now the next thing to do is explore the profession before making a decision to go with it. Once you have made a decision you can search JobCute for the largest selection of new jobs avialable in your chosen profession.

You probably have had a chance to meet people who went to university (and invested a lot of money) only to find out after their graduation that their chosen profession was not what they thought it would be.

Exploring a potential new career before actually going for it can save you a lot of time and disappointment. While you cannot predict 100% how it will go, you can definitely get a better idea of how it will look and feel like by trying the following things.

1. Find an affordable course

In the past, workplaces used to train their employees on the job, while today companies expect you to deal with the cost of their own training. This means you’ll often need to invest a serious amount of your money and time and learn some new skills. Before you commit yourself, we will suggest you try things out in an affordable way.

Let’s say you are considering to become a movie writer. You can search for a beginners course on Udemy, Lynda.com or Coursera, if you liked it, then you can search for longer and more developed programs.

Bear in mind, you are taking the affordable course to gather enough information to help you to decide whether to pursue or drop it.

2. Check out the industry by reading books and blogs on the profession

By reading specific blogs and books related to the profession, it will help you to understand either it should be your new career path or not.

Are they interesting to you? Did you enjoy learning about the industry?

3. Join relevant groups on Facebook, attend relevant live events

Joining relevant Facebook groups or go to live events that can help you to meet many people in your interest field. Then you will have a chance to explore a bit more about what these professionals have to say, their concerns or the way they welcome newbies.

Ask yourself if you can relate to them and pay attention to the way you feel when interacting with them.

When joining a new Facebook group, always try to introduce yourself, then observe things for a little while. Try to avoid asking very general and random questions like, “Should I become a digital nomad?” No one in this Facebook group knows you well enough to give you the advice you’re looking for. What you can do is look for interesting people and strike up a conversation.

When attending a live event, spend time saying hello to the other attendees. People attend to assume that the only interesting people at this event are the speakers, but the best connections can be created just by talking to the person sitting next to you. Pay attention to how you feel about the general “vibe” and whatever you liked the conversations and the topic. This can help you understand whether you would like to join the profession or not.

4. Look people up on LinkedIn

You want to get an idea of the level of your own skills, education or job experience when compared to other people in the same industry. Review your chosen profession and check things such as if people in this industry have a degree and what type of degree is it.

You will find that there are industries and professions which are more open than others, such as the tech industry which is mostly result-oriented.

While some other professions require specific degrees and licenses such as Law or the Healthcare Sector.

5. Reach out to people working in the field

Sometimes what you will see or read on the media or what you imagine it to be isn’t the reality of actually working in the profession. Some people choose to go into writing because it makes them feel creative, without understanding that a lot of writers are self-employed. As a working writer, you will have to learn different skills such as how to negotiate your fees, find your own clients, market your work and so on. Sometimes a big part of what professional writers do is actually business marketing.

Talking to 10 different people who all work in the same profession can help you a lot. It’s enough people to discover some trends in their answers (like lack of work-life balance).

Digging into all aspects of a possible career can really help you make up your mind.

6. Learn about salary ranges

If the salary is important to you, pick wisely the career field you’re going into. There are artists who earn millions, but the majority of artists are underpaid. On the other hand, even lower positions for some professions can be well paid. Software Engineers or brokers can start their careers at higher salaries.

If you have some financial goals in mind, estimating your salary potential is essential. Keep in mind that the same profession can be paid differently in another location.

Taking the time and follow each of the steps above, will give you a better idea of what any profession is really like.

Now, are you ready to look for your new path?

Use JobCute to browse some of your ideal job positions.

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Chinese move their purchase power away from Bangkok condo market

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Chinese condo buyers are veering their purchase power away from the Bangkok property market citing the strong Thai currency, overpricing and a supply glut.

  • 2015 – 5.8 Yuan to the Thai Baht
  • 2019 – 4.4 Yuan to the Thai Baht

Chinese move their purchase power away from Bangkok condo market | News by The Thaiger

The rise of the baht and the weakening of the Chinese Yuan over the past four years, have culminated in a 25% softening in Chinese investment power in the Thai property market (chart from xe.com)

Property consultants say that Chinese buyers are now containing their investment risk by buying into the lower-end 2-6 million baht condo market instead of the 5-10 million baht condos they were previously purchasing.

At the same time the annual returns for Bangkok condominiums is reported to have dropped from 6-7% five years ago to only 3-4% in some locations in the current market.

Speaking to the Bangkok Post, Simon Lee, President of property brokerage Angel Real Estate Consultancy, says overall sales volume of Bangkok condos bought by Chinese buyers will shrink by half in 2019.

He also notes that the current Thai government crackdown on investors renting out condos on daily or weekly leases, has scared a lot of new investment into the sector away  as the ‘law’ appears to be applied in a haphazard manner.

The Chinese investors are also expressing disappointment when they buy into a development at one cost, only to find that locals pick up the balance of the stock at a lower price as the developers clears the stock.

Bangkok’s soaring land prices, which should see the value of condos rise, is being balanced out with the sheer glut of stock available, pushing down values. Rental returns are also being pushed down by the volume of stock available to the rental market.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

Here’s another report about signs of weakness emerging in the Bangkok condo market from The Thaiger.

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‘Fast and Furious 9’ to be partly filmed in southern Thailand, including Phuket

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The latest sequel of the ‘Fast and Furious’ movie franchise will partly be filmed in Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thani next month.

Yesterday Piya Petonji, the film’s production manager, met with Krabi Governor M.L. Kitibadee Prawit at the Krabi City Hall before the cast arrives and filming begins.

The filming will be from July 1-27 in locations around Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thani. It is estimated the production will bring a 340 million baht benefit to Thailand and the local film industry.

'Fast and Furious 9' to be partly filmed in southern Thailand, including Phuket | News by The Thaiger

The Krabi Governor says this is a good opportunity for Thailand to present its beautiful nature, culture and history to the world through the film. There has been no announcement of when filming may be taking place around Phuket’s roads.

The Thaiger recommends the plot of the film as a race between a visa-run passenger van and a Chinese Tour Bus to the Malaysian border, with a feature muay thai face-off on Maya Bay beach between Vin Diesel and Leonardo DiCaprio (though the 45 year old might have to get some training in before returning to ‘The Beach’).

Here’s our Top Ten movies made around Phuket and Thailand.

'Fast and Furious 9' to be partly filmed in southern Thailand, including Phuket | News by The Thaiger

Leonardo in Phuket last year during a quick break

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Bangkok to Hua Hin van operators blame Prayut but passengers say the service was “terrible”

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A minivan service from Bangkok to Hua Hin has been forced to conclude services by the end of  June.

“June and James Transport” are blaming the military government and NCPO leader Prayut Chan-o-cha.

But Manager Online says reviews from customers shed a different light on the story saying the service was “terrible”. Customers say the vehicles were terrible and unreliable and the air-conditioning didn’t work.

Other reviews complained that it was “slow’ and one female driver was the worst of the lot.

“She would stop everywhere and take four hours to complete the journey from Bangkok to Hua Hin.”

Meanwhile the transport company was blaming “hoodlums” at Hua Hin bus station associated with a “local political gangster” for causing problems and picking fights.

“Ever since the vans’ starting point was relocated from Victory Monument (the government has been moving vans away from Victory Monument to the new hub to relieve congestion) to Pin Klao, customers had dropped off.”

Operating vans for June and James Transport dropped from 70 to 15 since the move from Victory Monument to Pin Klao.

Regular train services still run from Bangkok to Prachuap Khiri Khan, as well as taxi or Grab services.

SOURCE: Manager Online | ThaiVisa

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