It is said that the only thing that is certain in life is change. Though this phrase has been proved quite many times, there are some situations where a change seems not only implausible but also impossible and ridiculous. A job or a profession change at an age of forty or fifty is one of those situations where people may look at you quizzically with one question – why?
To assist those who are at 40+ or at 50+ ages that are planning a career change at midlife, this article provides some guidelines for making this career change decision smoother. The article also gives advice on the career change impact on your personal life.
Tips for making a midlife career change after 40 & midlife career change after 50
Here are some tips to keep in mind before you decide to change your career at 50 or at 40:
Change in your midlife career has reasons. You may be ready to scale down (or up) the working intensity or to experience new professional fields.
Getting into a change, especially change of career at 40+ brings uncertainty and uncertainty increases hesitations. Hesitations tend to stop motivation. Therefore, effective decision-making is necessary to your peaceful mind before making mid life career changes.
In fact, making a career change at 40+ or career change at 50+ is a lot harder than making this decision when you are fresh and young.
Some well-known reasons for a career change may be:
1. You remain at your job because the money is good but you don’t like your job. Your job may be ‘good enough’ but your interests are different – You want to do something completely different.
2. Financial freedom. You desire a progress. Your have high expectation and want to get new opportunities. You have already worked hard your way up the career ladder. However, you feel ready and confident for a career movement and a career change.
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