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Starting a Second Career in Your 30s? Is there a right time to change careers?

Deciding on a second career in your 30s can be a challenging thing to do especially if you are one of the many millennials (21-36) who say that youth ends at age 40.(according to the 2017 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth & Worth report.)

Answer these questions below to see if it’s the right time to pursue your second career:

  1. Are you feeling consistently exhausted in your current job and pray for the weekend?
  2. Are you really good at doing your current job but it doesn’t make you fulfilled?
  3. Are your contributions not valued by the company?
  4. Do you feel you have not been given enough opportunities to use your abilities in a more impactful way?

If you answered with yes to these questions YOU ARE READY FOR A SECOND CAREER!

The average American typically changes jobs 10 to 15 times in their lifetime (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her career.

Why are Americans changing careers?

Do you feel like you do not belong and feel dissatisfied from the work you are doing on a daily basis? Employee disengagement among Millennials is not only disappointing, it’s frightening. The oldest of our Millennial friends have now reached management age and they’re leaving (or plan to leave) their present employers at astonishing rates.

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You CAN lead a fulfilled life if you are given the chance to do work that’s meaningful to you and at the same time creates measurable value for the organization. We call this your BestWork. Each of us has the potential to be great at something and then work at it to produce meaningful results.

These are the 50 million Americans who know and want to be remarkable but can’t quite figure out how.

According to a survey, from RiseSmart one in three people already employed spends an hour a day looking for a new job.

If you are one of them follow these tips to make sure your 30-40 age second career is success.

The first step is to clearly identify what makes you truly happy, what is it that you have always dreamed of doing, and pursue work that is fulfilling. Narrowing down your true interests and passions can sometimes be a challenging thing to do. To start off, think about what would you do if money were no object? What is the job that has always intrigued you? Robert Dilenschneider suggests “think about how you could go back to what you loved. Knowing what you know now, how can you use that passion in your next career?” Talk with your family, friends, colleagues or even professional career coaches to help you identify your unique strengths you may not even be aware of.

Research. Find out the jobs available in your future career industry now. Decide whether there is A JOB YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF or STARTING YOUR PERSONAL BUSINESS is the thing you really wanted to do.

Act, don’t react. Move to go somewhere you want to be, not to get away from somewhere you don’t.

Once you feel confident you have chosen the right direction, consider whether your EXISTING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE match the requirements of your new career path. Depending on your needs, enroll in a course, professional program or a workshop to “refresh” your skills and get ready to do your BestWork!

Find the career you love! Age doesn’t matter. Being happy in your new career is what matters most!

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