Is it too late at forty to change career?

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  1. SIJO1 profile image64
    SIJO1posted 12 years ago

    Is it too late at forty to change career?

  2. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 12 years ago

    no way ! go for it and be happy with what you do !

  3. LillyGrillzit profile image82
    LillyGrillzitposted 12 years ago

    It is never too late to change. A business doesn't mind changing your life, by termination, early retirement etc. Change your own life and be adventurous, happy and content

  4. telltale profile image59
    telltaleposted 12 years ago

    If you are happy and contented to make the change, then go for it! It has nothing to do with age, it's about what you want to do, and if you are passionate enough to do it, so be it.  Good Luck!

  5. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    no, go for it, and take no notice of those morons that run businesses that say you're past it at 35.

  6. SIJO1 profile image64
    SIJO1posted 12 years ago

    thanks everybody for the graet advice i just got to decide now what path to take

  7. antobezzina profile image61
    antobezzinaposted 12 years ago

    You're at your best.  You have the knowledge and the experience.  Make the most of them.

  8. wychic profile image83
    wychicposted 12 years ago

    Definitely not too late! Depending on how far you got in a career thus far, it might be difficult to find anything close to whatever income you were getting on the previous career path, but there are many things in life more important than money. My husband took a 7-year break from his lifelong career at the age of 43. He started the career in the Navy at the age of 17 and then stuck with it in the civilian world for most of his life, but it took a huge physical and emotional toll on him and he walked away when he realized that he dreaded every new day. He made considerably less money for a while, but was able to live a lot healthier and happier getting away from it. Recently he went back to his old career because he still loves being able to save people's lives and he's very good at it, but could just as easily have continued on his second path (and still may at some point, he's now in his 50s). You spend most of your life at work, it should be something you love, and there's always a way to do whatever you love if you look long and hard enough.

  9. profile image0
    DKrunnerposted 12 years ago

    Definitely not! You are experienced in life and are more likely to know what you want (much better than right out of high school!).

    Go for it!

  10. Xinox Leugim profile image60
    Xinox Leugimposted 11 years ago

    I think it wouldn't be too late if what you are moving out to is better than the present one in terms of certain aspects that you think are your priorities and the current one just couldn't give you any fulfillment and you just hold on with it for the past years for certain reasons.. those priorities, maybe money, less pressures, change of culture, to enrich your knowledge, better work environment, certain fields you want to try with, and the like. For as long as the change wouldn't give a toll to the resources of your family or if it does, you would have a replacement income so they wouldn't suffer also, then there's  no harm in changing career. It would only be disastrous if the move will have more disadvantages than advantages, I so think.


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