Tips for a Successful Mid-Career Change

Mid-Career Change

If you’re thinking of switching careers, then the best book to read is probably Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success by Dawn Graham as discussed on the Suggested Reading page. In the meantime, it’s worth reading this new article:

Have you been feeling bored or frustrated at work lately? Or, do you work in an industry with falling job opportunities or wage stagnation?

Perhaps you’ve recently been furloughed or laid off, and are considering going in a totally new direction.

If you’re a mid-career worker considering switching careers for whatever reason, here’s good news: Transitioning to a new career and industry doesn’t mean that you will need to begin from the bottom of the career ladder.

Even if it’s not in the same field, your experience still counts and can help you skip over entry-level positions.

If you’re considering making a change to your career path, start by evaluating what you want to be doing, and what job would make you happy. Take a look at this advice on how to know if you should switch jobs—or switch careers.

If you’re changing industries, you’ll likely want to examine the new industry’s prospects, too. Then, see how to create a transition plan to ensure a successful career switch. Read the full article on The Balance Careers.

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