Career shift at the age of 40?

Posted on 27th Dec 2013 | 1006 views

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You have plenty of experience in your present job and career graph is very diligent and stable with great achievements. But with 20 years rich experience you are feeling unchallenging and looking to change your job which gives you more challenging with dynamic environment. But the thing which makes a difference is that you are at the age of 40 years means half the career way through and looking for viable course of action.Will you continue in same as you feel it was secured and stable or discover for new opportunities coming in your way.


Below things may helpful to take a look at your career shift:

Which direction you are going?:Just take a look at your career and find out why you want o shift your career in to new one. If you want to be as employee in your new career or you want to turn out as new entrepreneur in full time job.

You are in 40 but not in old age: Many people think that 40 is that age that you can expect some good benefits for your years of experience by shaping your hard work and experience. Shifting career at this age may look like a big risk and far too practical approach. The other reasons like fear of financial disturbances, fear of job loss may lose your confidence in finding new job.

Your strengths: Your positive strengths like valuable experience and maturity of your age will help you to venture in to new one. Even if you don't have much experience on your new career track also you will easily make a move with your past experience that help you to understand how organizations take move in challenging situations.

Some challenges to consider while changing career track: At the age of 40 you may have family along with some responsibilities and good salary in hand. At this moment changing career will affect your financial condition and you need to wait until you good job profile, expected salary and income etc. You need to update your skillsets to compete along with y -generation talent. Sometimes you need to learn new skills also to fulfill the job role. Do more research about the chosen profession and learn required skills to avoid the discrepancies. These things may help you to land successfully on your job.

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