Many workers feel out of place in their jobs. Whether they are executives, workers or civil servants, these people sometimes need change in order to achieve fulfillment in their professional life. This is why more and more people are deciding to engage in a professional retraining process.

Others, on the other hand, are very hesitant and do not dare to start, because they are held back by obstacles that they consider insurmountable and of which they are not necessarily aware.

Delphine Fifer, therapist and counselor for people suffering at work, provides us with some answers to understand what these brakes are and how to remove them.

“In terms of retraining, the brakes are generally at the level of the fear of a loss in standard of living or in comfort of life”, she explains. Indeed, engaging in a retraining is not a decision that should be taken lightly since it generally entails many sacrifices even if, very often, the game is worth the effort.

“The more people have a high status in their company, that is to say a status of executive for example, with an attractive salary, the more difficult it will be for them to undertake a retraining”, she specifies. It is true that it is particularly difficult to start a new job from scratch, that is to say to become a beginner again when you have already been much higher in the hierarchy.

To overcome this obstacle, which can sometimes prevent workers from taking the step, it is necessary to have, first of all, a work of reflection with oneself. “The path to retraining also means saying to yourself, for a few years, am I ready to agree to review a certain number of parameters in my life a little downwards”.

Some people may be willing to return to school, even if only partially, when others are unable. And it is these parameters that it is important to be able to analyze and that must be taken into account.

This feeling of doubt also sometimes comes from those around him. Indeed, when some people consider embarking on a retraining, the fear of losing their living environment or a high income is sometimes also linked to their family.

“The loss of a certain standard of living or salary can lead to a form of guilt in making this happen to your family. In certain family situations, it can sometimes be complicated to resume studies or to leave from day to day. a comfortable position the next day.”

Thus, it is essential to be able to ask all these questions in parallel with the construction of a potential professional project. “You have to have already taken a certain path of personal development to be able to say to yourself: this project is really close to my heart, now I realize that I am facing various obstacles that prevent me from moving forward, and I need help to get myself together.”

To be able to remove all these obstacles that may arise on the path to retraining, being accompanied by a professional can be a key point. This accompaniment makes it possible to press on the sensitive points in order to make the person evolve.

“In terms of support, we will be able to help the person to remove their brakes. Because as long as these brakes are not lifted, that means that they will remain in this situation.”

This support generally begins with a skills assessment. This is a very important step because it allows you to remove another obstacle that may exist, the lack of self-confidence.

“During a skills assessment, the part of lack of confidence fades because all the skills on which the person can rely to move forward in their professional life are highlighted”.