by: Catherine Trebble
Whether you are newly graduated from high school or currently employed in a job you hate and want something else, choosing a career is a very important decision. This writer knows especially well about this and it’s a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly and simply isn’t easy to do in the first place.
When you’re young, you have a myriad of choices ahead of you, but really do at any age. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you can still make a career choice that can make you happy and enhance your life even if it’s a drastic one!
With all the different occupations to choose from, where do you even begin to find something that you will be good at doing and love doing as well? The truth is, all you have to do is look at yourself and inside yourself to see where you should be. Plenty of people have made career changes late in life.
Grandma Moses began her painting career well into her 80’s and because one of the most well-respected painters in the art world. Many professional athletes HAVE to make career choices once they are no longer able to play sports at a level they always have been able to. Stay-at-home moms with children in school suddenly find themselves wanting to do something worthwhile instead of staying home all day. Some of them have even built hobbies into multi-millionaire businesses!
It happens all the time and for a variety of different reasons. The world’s business economy is volatile at the very least and many companies have to lay off workers or close the business entirely. That leaves displaced worked facing career moves they hadn’t anticipated. In fact, the reality is that the average person will make 2 to 5 career changes between the time they enter the work force to the time when they retire.
Many colleges have displaced workers programs and adult education programs that can ease people into a career change. Sometimes, however, the best way to make a career change is just to jump in and do it.
Making a career change is a scary step. At least it can be! But when you are unhappy with what you are doing, why shouldn’t you go after your dreams and take a stab at something that you are pretty sure you will love while getting paid for it?
The key is to be confident about what you want to do and then just go for it! If you need to take some classes to work where you want to work, then do it. It doesn’t matter how old you are – or how young you are. You can make a career change anytime and under any circumstances. It’ll just take commitment and a little hard work, but it can be done.
The career of your dreams could be right around the corner and it’s time you went after it!