Mid-Life Career Strategy: 5 Common Questions

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Mid-Life career change, development and advancement calls for strategies that are different from those appropriate to Gens X, Y and Z Once you've been working for 10 or more years, you need to view your career differently. From the author's website http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com

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Mid-Life Career Strategy: 5 Common Questions

  1. 1. "5 Common Career Change Questions ThatAre Holding You Back (and the SURPRISINGAnswers That Accelerate Your Growth)”By Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com
  2. 2. “Ready For CareerChange?”Lots of bad infoLots of mythsLots of bad advice
  3. 3. “Question #1”When am I too old to find a newcareer, return to school or move to anew location?
  4. 4. “Answer #1”Reframe as:“Do I have the qualifications?”PhysicalEnergeticMotivational
  5. 5. “Question #2”“Should I look for a lower-level job if Iwant to get work thats less stressful(or test the waters with aninternship)?”
  6. 6. “Answer #2”Reframe as:”How can I leverage my skillsto move from one careerto another?”Example – lawyer to animal welfare
  7. 7. “Question #3”“How can I package my experienceand skills for a new career?”
  8. 8. “Question #3”Use a chronological resume format.Think ofproblems you solvedwhat you didresults
  9. 9. “3 Ways To FindYour Career”Before doing ANY of them …Take ACTION!
  10. 10. “Question #4”How can I decide whether to invest ineducation to prepare for a new field?
  11. 11. “Answer #4”ProsNetworkingCredibilityMay be a requirementConsJob market changes overnightRead between the lines of school marketingMost important – find a way to evaluate the program.
  12. 12. “Q5: ”How do I decide if its time to leave mycubicle and start a business?..
  13. 13. “Answer #5: ”Who are youprevious experience in marketingcomfort with salesconnection to previous careerWhat is your ideafilling a needevidence of market
  14. 14. Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.http://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.comhttp://www.MidlifeCareerStrategy.com/services.html

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