Time for a Midlife Career Change? It may be something you may have planned for, for many years. But, if you are not middle aged, you really won’t know what it’ll be like until you are there. I assure you that before you know it, it will be at your doorstep beating on your front door. You’ll wonder where all the time went!
Middle age is somewhere between 40 to 60. If you have arrived you are who’s called a Baby boomer. That’s me, too!
Middle age may be the right time to reflect on where your life is now and where you want to go from here. Maybe, it’s a time for a new purpose, mission possibly a completely new career.
An assessment inventories all your skills, aptitudes and interests. You may have developed more abilities through time than you think possibly forgetting about some.
- The assessment suggests careers you might like to do, based on your personality style
- You may have acquired new abilities you need to be aware of
- Time to take stock in yourself
Over the years, you may have changed your mind about job related likes and dislikes. Your interests may have changed along with some things about your personality. The right assessment test will reflect this.
You might want to take an assessment from time to time as an update on yourself (any new skills acquired through the years, aptitudes and interests.)
Part of your mission and purpose in life may be to find your ideal career. Take an assessment, review the list of career choices, research those careers of interest and talk to those people employed within those careers.
If possible, take a part time job to see if that line of work is for you or not. That’s a good way to see if you will like it or not. It could save you a lot of time and money in training or going to school.
Evaluate your finances and go on a stricter budget if getting the career you want requires it. You may have to tighten your belt to afford the education and training. Furthermore, that career may pay a lower salary in the beginning.
Make sure you know how much the job pays and future growth prospects. What is the demand for the job and how much is it growing in the years to come? Keep tabs on the job you want. Make sure it’s secure enough for you.