Are you fed up with juggling the same job every day? Do you dread going to work? Have you lost motivation for the job you previously did with passion? The fact is that there is nothing wrong with you, but with you. What you need is a career change.

George Apiro, the head of guidance and counseling at the Ministry of Education, however, says career change requires a number of strategies and decisions to take. "Career change doesn't enable you to utilize your potential to another where you can utilize it fully," he says. "This career should be able to respond to your inner most attitude, interest and social inclinations."

Moving from one career to another is not a one-night decision. You need to carry out a lot of research in the new area you want to tread, and looking at who you are to re-discover yourself and interests. It involves looking at what you generally like and do not like, experts say.
According to Obed Niwagaba, a consultant at Development Planning Consultants, a career change may require re-training. "When you discover that you have potential for a particular calling and you want to change to it, you have to develop potential fully by training in that area," he says.

Is speaking in front of a large crowd your worst nightmare?
Does stage fright leave you tongue-tied?
Do you go blank at the sight of a microphone?

Take heart, to quote Michael Jackson's song, you are not alone. Half the world, I suppose shudders at the mere thought of speaking in public.

The other half, in my imagination, is dominated by all the consuming fear of a visit to the dentist for a root canal.

No prizes for guessing which half you would rather belong to.
If you are inclined to believe that public speaking is confined only to the social and corporate world, brace yourself for the truth.

A mother giving her point of view at a school meeting, a father raising a toast at his daughter's wedding and a teenager paying tribute to his parents at their silver wedding anniversary are, but a few, examples of situations that call for public speaking.
So, drop you 'locked jaw' and get your vocal chords going with some useful tips.