Change from retail to administration

Sunday, December 23, 2018
Q: I have been in retail for over 15 years and want to change career. I have done a clerical course with fas. I want to get into administration work so that in a year or two I would be able to back to college, only I feel I am not strong enough on a computer for this type of work.

I also want to relocate to cork. What steps should I take in progressing further? Thanks.

A: The first thing to do is to move to Cork. If this is where you want to relocate then you should do it as soon as possible.

In my experience people are happiest when they are in the correct geographical location. You can put up with a lot of other things when you are in the right place but this does not always work the other way around.

Secondly, when you move to Cork you should sign up for a course in IT such as the ECDL. Get out of your head any idea that you are not strong enough in IT. You don’t know that yet so you are not properly positioned to judge that.

Decide what you want to do first before you decide if it is possible.