Achieving and unlocking new goals is an endless process and does not include an age limit. The beginning of 2021 as a new year after a life-changing 2020 meant a lot of reflection for many individuals yearning for change and reinvention. A famous question is asked, “what’s next? What now?” By many adults in their midlife stage. Especially when we all know the harsh reality that the older you get, the tougher it is to find a new job. Given that the job market is saturated which makes it more difficult for folks in the middle-to-late stage of their career to find new work.
So how will reinventing a career for people in their midlife stage be possible? Is there really a second chance at work to start anew? Well, there is! An old saying tells that someone is never too old to do something because in fact, changing careers in the midlife stage is a common thing. In a poll conducted by Monster Jobs a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people, 50% of respondents between the ages of 45 and 65 have switched careers at least two times.
We can all agree that career change for people in their middle ages can be messy and difficult. Although it is possible to reinvent a new career for the midlife stage, still we cannot deny the fact that it is non-linear. For that, here are some things to expect to help you prepare for the upcoming changes
- Understand that emotionally, you will leave the situation you are in.
- Place yourself on a bumpy path of self-discovery.
- Never stop being creative with ideas and experiment with what possibly could be the reinvention of yourself.
The stakes are higher for reinventing career for those in the midlife stage because their responsibilities as an adult are not to be ignored. For that reason, make sure that if you want to reinvent yourself then be sure to figure out exactly what you want.