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Career Change

Career change is part of many people’s working life, whether it is your choice or someone else’s decision.

You need courage and much personal insight to make the decision to change your employment, especially if you want to do something quite different, but it can be very empowering.

In contrast, you can feel like you’ve been thrown on the scrapheap if you lose your job as an older worker. “Who will employ someone in their 50s or older?” says the little voice in your head.

You feel strong emotions, fears and stress when career change is forced on you.

BoomersNextStep offers a lot of free professional assistance for people who want to change their career.   We are all about reinventing your career as a mature age worker.  Look for our articles about the strategies you can use and how you can prepare effectively to change the direction of your career.

We also offer an excellent career renovation program. Career Reno guides you gently with strategies and encouragement.  We help you make truly empowering career decisions, all aimed at having the success you deserve.

Would you prefer professional career counselling (to help you decide the career direction you want to take)?   Perhaps coaching (helping you with the strategies to get the job you want)? I can certainly help you with that too.

Don’t be one of those people who put up with jobs that they hate because they are afraid that a career change is too risky “at their age”.  Read our Career Change posts, check out Career Reno, or contact me to discuss if career counselling or coaching would be right for you.

Articles

  • How to Handle a Career Change Late in Life September 7, 2019
    How to Handle a Career Change Late in Life Changing your career is a nerve-rattling experience no matter what age you are. But it is particularly difficult for individuals who are thinking of career change late in life. For people over 50, there are many factors that may pose an obstacle including age discrimination, lack of ...
  • Is Your Next Step A Career Shift? September 6, 2019
    Is your next step a career shift? Over the last few years many people have been affected by severe career shifts caused by redundancy or problems within the company that employed them. And now, with Covid-19 impacting everything, the problem is much worse for older workers. Dealing with redundancy Redundancy brings with it many profound emotions.  There is ...
  • Career Change Strategies Have Changed September 2, 2019
    Are you aware of the best current career change strategies? Successful career change strategies have changed over the last twenty years. Anyone who is 40+ has seen business and employment practices revolutionized.  Of course there are advantages and disadvantages innate in every major change. People in their 50s and 60s have also witnessed the entire evolution ...
  • What Not To Do When Making A Career Change June 4, 2019
    What Not To Do When Making A Career Change Are you one of the 13% of people who consider that they are in the right job?  Or, more likely, are you one of the 87% who know that their work isn’t ideal for them but put up with it?  Sometimes people unhappily endure a career that isn’t ...
  • Can You Really Reinvent Your Career? April 3, 2019
    Hoping to reinvent your career? If you want to reinvent your career then you are not alone. Millions of people feel the need for a career change.  They crave a powerful life-changing reinvention of themselves and aspects of their everyday life. Like most of them, you are probably bored, frustrated, or feel trapped in your current ...
  • Are You Using The Best Career Change Strategies? April 3, 2019
      Do you have a career change strategy? Implementing the best career change strategies can be your secret weapon for success when you need to make career decisions and commence your job search. If you are reading this article, I presume that you have reached the point when you are clear that changing your career is a very ...
  • Empowerment for Mature Age Workers March 12, 2019
    Career Change and Empowerment for Mature Age Workers As you grow older your responsibilities change. Switching from full time to part time work becomes an option for many people. You may make less money, but you may have more time to yourself. With that extra time you could take on leisure pursuits or start a home-based ...
  • Reinvent Your Life In Retirement September 25, 2017
    Is it possible to reinvent yourself? You’ve probably spent your life thinking that by the time you reach “a certain age” you’ll have it all together. But sometimes the path you want to follow just gets more confusing…. Where you thought there’d be a pathway in front of you there is just crazy paving! Start planning now Life is too ...
  • Preparing for a career shift to self-employment July 23, 2013
    Why would you make a career shift? There is a reason for every career decision we make in our lives. It is very unlikely for someone to make decisions that will create major changes in their life without valid reasons. Usually a major career shift is motivated by one of four reasons: Dissatisfaction with current career The need for ...
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