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Can You Change Your Career After 40
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Changing your career at any age can be a little nerve rattling; however, as adults approach the age of 40 several factors keep many in jobs they would otherwise let go. These factors include age discrimination, opportunity to further education, and much needed encouragement to get started. After counseling people in their careers for 18 years I have seen numerous people successfully change careers after 40. The key to these changes has often entailed:
1. Taking an inventory of skills.
2. To get additional career ideas, research the classified ads.
In the Millennium new career opportunities are opening up everyday, and many new small businesses are emerging! Consider how you may use your skills and expertise to take advantage of this growing need in society.
3. Choose a career you can enjoy, not one that is only directed at making money.
4. After researching careers you find interesting, narrow down your career selections.
5. Put your plan together.
Changing your career at 40 is very possible. Remember changing your career can also include starting your own business. Focus on the skills you enjoy using the most, and build a career based solidly on your likes. Changing a career is a process that can be fun, self awakening, and can give you a new zeal for living. Get started today and ask the people who care the most about you to give you the support you need.
If you need further help contact your local college and ask if they provide career counseling or consult the yellow pages and look under vocational counseling.