Over 50 Career Change Development
Successful switching to a new career after 50 is powered by a career change development plan
Successful over 50 career change and overall career
success are closely allied to career change development.
If you are planning a career change after 50 you
should know that to get ahead of your younger competition you have to work hard at your career plan and update your
skills and abilities to qualify for your proposed new career.
Start with a career objective-then build your career change plan
Once you start building your
career change development plan it is important to identify your career objective and how you plan on achieving it.
It is less than productive to write out a career change plan and then put it in the drawer never to see the light
of day and expect magic to happen.
The development of your
career change plan and its success rests with you. No one else can acquire the needed skills, qualifications and
experience unique to you so you can qualify for your dream career.
8 key ideas to incorporate into your career change plan
Here are eight basic things
to consider as you work in developing a robust career change plan:
If you are ready for the
daily, weekly and monthly effort necessary to make you career change development a reality; take the
A written career change plan is a must. When
your plan is written you can see daily what you need to accomplish. As you develop you skills and acquire
additional qualifications you can judge your progress against the written career plan.
You should build your career plan as you
uncover new information, change direction when necessary and be willing to give up on unpromising
Your career change plan should contain
daily, weekly and monthly components. Judge your progress against these benchmarks, adjust as
In any career plan you must take a critical
look at your skills, abilities, interests, strengths and weaknesses. Build the plan to develop your
strengths, shore up you weak points and expand your interests and knowledge.
Career growth and career change require a
daily effort practiced over a long period of time. This daily effort and its cumulative positive effect on
your career and your future will move you toward your career and life goals.
A positive attitude is everything in working
at developing your career change plan. Plan to read motivational books, attend positive meetings and
conferences, learn to associate with positive people, listen to positive CD’s as you drive: all will have a
big impact on your ongoing career development.
Have patience as you move forward in your
career development. All good things take time, time to build good habits, time for the new skills to become
practiced, time to build relationships, time to acquire experience and qualifications but in the end your
journey will lead you to your dream career.
Isn’t now a good time to get
started on developing your career change plan?
More resources to help you in your career change development
For more about career change
development and valuable tips and ideas to help you on your career change journey go to career planning after
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Further career change
development ideas and
the stories of others who successfully build career change plans is to be found in this section of the