How do you learn about different career options? One method involves interviewing for information. If you’ve been working awhile you probably aren’t sure how to go about this step which can be key to a successful career change.
Today’s Wall Street Journal includes an article, A Real Estate Career With Wall Street Cred. The story describes people who quit their jobs to become high-end real estate agents. For anyone seeking a midlife career change, this article offers some strong examples. For instance, Daniela Sassoun was a private banker in Switzerland. Jack Drapacz has MBA […]
One of the biggest mistakes most people make in a career change is to follow the old rules. We used to hear that finding a new career meant following these three steps in this order: Step 1: Turning inward. You’d answer questions like, “What do you want engraved on your tombstone?” That’s fun but a […]
Mid-life career change doesn’t always mean moving to a new job. Many people successfully find new, satisfying jobs as they reach their fifties and sixties. However, you can empower yourself by reducing your reliance on the job market and the whims of employers. Starting a business can seem scary (and it should). Unfortunately, media stories tend to escalate […]
From Dorset, England, comes a good article on career change. Read it here. The journalist interviewed a handful of mid-life career changers and tells their stories. The key to these career changes is serendipity, a willingness to make leaps and freedom from a commitment to “keep moving up.”
Career change decisions don’t work like accounting decisions. For instance, in accounting, we are taught that we should ignore sunk costs when making a decision. To some would-be career changers, a first career can be viewed as a sunk cost. The truth is, your first career isn’t really a sunk cost. It’s an investment that […]