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Finding a new career

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Lovatscout

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Hello everyone my first ever post so go easy on me......
I have been signed off with work stress since November 2017,the company who I worked with have been very supportive during my time off.But I feel in my heart that I know I can never go back, as the triggers that caused me to become stressed will never leave.I have being doing the same job for over 25 years(digital engineer) and its all I know.
So I am now at a junction in my life and I don't have a clue what way to turn(I have looked up Amazon for a Life Sat nav but it does not seem to exist)
I honestly have no idea what to do and this in turn gets my stress levels up.
My Doctor says not to worry about a job at the moment and just concentrate in getting better,but I am really impatient and feel 4 months not working has done me more harm than good.
I have never had time off work for anything in my whole working life, so as you may sense from this I am not finding it easy not doing anything.
I have now gone onto Statutory Sick Pay which is now causing me a bit of angst also.
I know that I would prefer not to deal with the public in any future career and also sitting behind a desk all day would bore me no end.
So basically my skill set consists of problem solving electronic/mechanical devices.
I would love to have a job where I work outdoors using the skills I have.But I honestly just don't have a clue what to do.
If anyone can think of a career for me I would be so grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks for reading this poorly punctuated plea

Graham
 
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I hear that wind turbine engineers and maintenance people are in short supply, maybe that would suit you?
 
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I think you might need to retrain to get what you want. Look at Forestry Commission jobsite and see if there is anything there on what they need and how to train in it. Other than that, as Kerome suggests are good ideas.

I went along to a state run (in Britain) Job course at the local college and they went through what were transferable skills and I was astonished how many skills I had learned could in fact be transferred to another job. You might need to think outside the box.
 
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Lovatscout

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calypso and Kerome thank you very much for replying.Kerome quite spooky how you mentioned becoming a wind turbine engineer, as I had a interview for a job with a Turbine company just before I had my "Episode" I was told I interviewed really well and the only reason I never got the job was because they gave it to someone who already had experience in the industry.
But since then my confidence has taken quite a kicking.
When I feel a bit stronger mentally I may contact another Turbine company and see if they are interested in my CV.

Thanks again
 
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