Yes, a career change at 40 is possible and at any age as long as you are able to do it. We are never too old to try something new.
Yes, it is. I changed careers at the age of 35, and have never regretted it. Depending on the career you want to move into, you may need training/education and some hands-on experience to get your foot in the door. For example, when I made my career change, I had the education, but no actual experience. So, I worked as an intern (yes, I was a 36 year old intern) for 3 months before I was blessed enough to be offered a job.
The days of committing to one company from entry level to retirement are almost over. It is becoming ever more prominent that people are changing careers after 40. I have written thousands of resumes and see this almost weekly.
I would maybe suggest doing an indeed.com search, by including your city and state, but leaving the job title blank. This will pull every job posted in your areas. Sure, there will be 100's of jobs to sift through, but once you find a few areas that interest you, you can start targeting those.
by Tom Vogler5 years ago
If you had 18 years Retail Experience and wanted a career change, in what fields would you apply?(Besides Freelance Writing and these work from home marketing scams.)
by jagandelight7 years ago
How do you know when it's time for a career change?
by Vanmil7 years ago
When is it time for a career change?
by Donna Fairley Huebsch6 years ago
What are some tips for making a career change when you're in your late 50's?
by Firoz4 years ago
Is it possible to change your own personality?
by keithlipke6 years ago
Have you thought about a career change, but didn't do it? Why...what made you change your mind?
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