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“How would you suggest someone change careers successfully?”
First, create an understanding of who you are and what you offer to any situation in terms of skills, experience, knowledge, and attributes. You can do that with a combination of assessments and interviews of those who know you well and have worked with you in a variety of ways. Then, research the career you are considering by reviewing job postings and conducting information interviews. Compare your skills, knowledge, experience, and attributes to what you learn is needed to get a job (or earn a living) in that role. If you have gaps, assess your will to do what is needed to fill those gaps.Lastly, find a way to volunteer, intern, extern, apprentice, or just follow someone around who is in that role. Then, set a deadline to be in that role (or a stepping-stone to that role) and working backwards create your strategy on a timeline.
Start by writing out your goals -- both personally and professionally and then list your strengths and weaknesses.Think about the things you like the most about the job you're currently in and ones you've held and then what youdisliked the most about them.Next, you need to think about where you are in your life and what you'd like to do with the future.Bear in mind that people today are retiring later and are also pursuing self-employment opportunities so again, you needto give a lot of thought to where you see yourself in the next five to ten years -- especially if you're considering going backto school for a degree or other training.Remember this -- no matter what you're doing, time passes. You can choose to stay in a job that you're unhappy with or you can work on developing yourself. I don't think it's ever too late to pursue a career change that could be much more fulfilling and add to your personal and professional growth.Consider all the plusses and minuses for what you want to do and think out of the proverbial "box" for achieving your dream!