Special Situations

Special Situations

At some point in your life you could almost certainly use some careers advice to help you get on the best career path for you. Either in your teenage years to help you make the right career decisions in the first place, or in your twenties trying to get started in your new career or later in life looking for a complete change of career.

But some people have special circumstances which can make their career choices more difficult most peoples.

The largest of these groups at 50% of the population is women. Traditionally career women have been undervalued in the workplace even if they focus on their career. It can be even more daunting if you want to return to a career after raising children.

Another special group includes those with physical or mental disabilities. For people with conditions such as Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, OCD, ADHD or those with a physical disability, some career paths are not suitable and careers advice to point you in the right direction is essential.

If you have had an injury or accident which prevents you from continuing in your chosen career, then you need to look at what other career options are available to you.

Likewise if you were a sportsperson whose injury has curtailed your career – or you’ve just come to end of a successful career in sport, though still at an age much younger than most people would retire – then you need to find a new career that draws on your character and drive, and provides a purposeful existence and income for the rest of your life.

Also often retiring at a relatively young age are those members of the armed forces who have served their country well for many years but who now have to find a meaningful alternative career in Civvy Street.

You may have been made redundant and want to take this opportunity to take a fresh look at what other careers are out there. Or perhaps you’ve been forced into mandatory retirement but you believe you still have lots to offer in your career.

These are all special circumstances which will affect your career choices and must be taken into account when choosing what career is right for you.