1 February 2020

New Year, New Career: Why Care Is More Than Just a Job

How was the January return to work after the Christmas break? For many, the January blues are all too real as they get back into the monotonous routine of a job that they don’t much enjoy and which offers little scope for personal or career development.

Work can sometimes seem like fulfilling a job function rather than being who you really are. If the caring, industrious and people-centered aspects of your nature are all qualities that seem to stay at home while you go to work, perhaps it’s time to consider an alternative.

Is there an opportunity to be true to yourself and be more than just a cog in a machine designed to make money for somebody else? A new career in the care sector could be just what you need.

Careers in Care

The care sector is ever-growing with more jobs being created each year. Skills for Care estimate that the number of adult social care jobs increased by around 1.2% (an increase of 19,000 jobs) between 2017 and 2018. There are plenty of opportunities to find your first position, whether that’s in care delivery, admin, HR, marketing or some other supporting role.

There are long-term employment prospects in a wide range of roles, and there are opportunities for promotion and progression as well as job security.

Does This Sound Like You?

The people who build successful careers in care tend to be: friendly, attentive, positive, empathetic, open-minded, organised, reliable, patient, flexible, curious, and have a desire to learn. They also tend to have (or want to develop) skills in communication, critical thinking and problem-solving.

If you don’t want January 2021 to feel like January 2020, why not set yourself a new challenge. You could start by looking at the current vacancies in our care home and care at home services in Dorset, South Somerset and Hampshire. At Altogether Care, you’ll find a friendly and supportive team who will help you grow and thrive in your new career. For more information about careers at Altogether Care, contact our team on 01305 206140 or email contact@altogethercare.co.uk

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