Jobs You Can Leave at The Door
Careers Where You Can Turn Your Phone Off When You Get Home!
Picture this, you’re logging off the computer 40 minutes after your scheduled knock off time and you suddenly see an email come in, it’s flagged as urgent, so you open it…
Another 30 minutes have passed by the time you’ve dealt with it and you finally log off an hour and 20 minutes past your scheduled finish time.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, you’re not alone.
These days the workdays seem to bleed into work nights, and we take the stress of the office home with us or from our home offices into our living rooms, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep your work hours limited to your actual working hours.
In an article by The Guardian it was reported that since the pandemic the average workday has increased by 8% or roughly 44 minutes. Australians were already working an average of 5 hours unpaid overtime in 2020 and in 2021 the figure rose to 6 hours of unpaid overtime.
With stats like that it’s no wonder people are rethinking their careers en mass. Last year 2021 became known as the year of the great resignation, due to so many workers resigning in favour of finding something different and who can blame them? With the average free overtime we’ve come to put in, it’s no wonder people are looking for jobs they can leave at the door.
If you’re thinking about joining the mass exit and you want some ideas for a new career, we have got you covered with our list of jobs you can leave at the door.
The world of private security is regimented and requires a high level of attention and awareness while on shift, but once you walk away from your shift you don’t take the work phone with you, you’re not taking calling or checking work emails. Generally speaking, unless you become one of the top managers in the company, a security guard role is one where you leave work at the door.
Who suits security?
To work in private security, you need to be an excellent communicator, well organised, with a good attention to detail. There is such a large variety of roles and something to suit anyone in this versatile industry.
If you’re good with people and have impeccable presentation then concierge would work well for you. These are the guards at the front desk of the fancy hotels or the large corporate building who assist visitors and guests.
If you’re a bit of an adrenalin junkie and like to be where the action is, then security guarding at the emergency ward of the hospital will suit you. You’ll need to negotiate with hostile people, occasionally aid in restraint and you’ll go home knowing what you did made a difference.
If you’re a bit of loner and don’t like talking to people, then roving guard work is your best bet. In this role you drive from building to building, checking that the alarms are set and that no-one is somewhere they shouldn’t be. You’ll spend most of the shift alone and won’t have to deal with many people.
How to get started
To work security, you will need to study a short course. This course is called the Certificate II in Security Operations and it’s the required course in order to gain your unarmed security guard licence anywhere in Australia.
Eligible participants may be able to access government funding to assist with the costs of this training dependent on the state or territory that you live in. You can also explore the scholarship options on offer.
There are multiple different types of jobs in government security. This field is on the grow and always looking for more qualified people. The great thing about working in government security is you literally leave it at the door. This is the kind of job where sensitive documentation and sensitive data can not exit the building so when you log off for the day there’s no way to do extra work once you’re home.
Who suits government security?
Government security includes roles such as fraud prevention and revenue and personnel security. People who are going excel in these roles will need to be data-focused with an interest in crunching the numbers and have excellent attention to detail, as well as problem solving skills.
How to get started
For many of these government security roles, there is a course that can help you to break into the public sector. It’s called the Certificate IV in Government Security. There are also other government security focused courses, if you decide to niche down further.
The Certificate IV in Government Security is delivered entirely online so you can start anytime and study from anywhere. The course takes up to 12 months to complete.
If you want a job that you leave at the door, maybe one where you don’t have to stare at a computer and you can put your creative culinary skills to use, then hospitality might be the one for you. You rarely get a work call outside of working hours and it’s a very work hard, play hard kind of culture.
Who suits a Hospitality career?
To be well-suited to a career in hospitality, you’ll need to be quick on your feet, this fast-paced environment is not for slow pokes. You’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to handle competing priorities, as well as having a way with people in this customer facing role.
How to get started
Depending on what you want to do in hospitality you may need to complete an apprenticeship or a longer course, but to just get your foot in the door you should complete the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. This short course only takes half a day to do and it only costs $95. You must do this course in order to work somewhere where they sell alcohol, which is mostly cafes and restaurants.
If you’re rethinking your career and looking for new options get in touch with our friendly course advisors. They can help you to figure out which course might be the right career move for you.