Considering a career change? It's a tempting way to shake up your job search, but is it the right thing to do?
Over 40 and looking for a career change? Here are some ideas from real people like you.
Another comment contest here on JobMob. Join in before Sunday night... To celebrate the upcoming release of her book "Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work", author Ginny Clarke is offering some copies as prizes for this contest. How to Enter Leave a comment about career changes. This might involve changing to a new career or profession, or changes within your career such as a new company, a promotion, etc.
Sometimes, the right career change can happen without completely changing careers. This a guest post by Shoshanna Jaskoll. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Where I started Back in college, If you had asked me to rank possible careers for myself, my current one would not have even been on the list. I would have started with Astronaut, continued with Minister of the Environment, and possibly ended with Avocado Picker. Being 5'1" knocked me out of Astronaut contention- ( Also, I stink at math, but officially I blame the height thing). Minister of the Environment could have happened, maybe, after many, many years of grunt work, excellent ulpan and working my tuchus off to meet the right people.
This roundup of reader questions and answers touches on finding greentech jobs, using cover letters, being underqualified, changing careers and applying to multiple openings at the same organization.