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A recent survey revealed that 62% of UK workers would like to change careers.  If you’re in your 40s or 50s and concerned about making a career change, know that it’s never too late. By 2025 there will be one million more people aged 50 or over which means that one in three of the working age population will be over 50. The growing skills shortage and low unemployment presents a unique opportunity for those in their 40s and 50s to change careers more easily. In order for your career change to be successful however, you’ll need to plan your next steps carefully. From self-assessment to upskilling and updating your CV, here’s your to-do list for a successful career change when you’re over 40. Self-assess  To make the right career change, you need to understand your motivations and what inspires you. You should also ask: What's important to me? What do I want to achieve in the next...

Is it your career or your job that's making you unhappy? People often seek me out as a career coach as they are looking to change something in their lives, to get happier. Some are keen to identify a new career path as they feel they’ve made a wrong choice, believing doing something different will lead to career happiness. Sometimes, it’s not a wrong career path that’s making someone unhappy. It’s their current role getting in the way of their career happiness. Do you feel like you’ve had enough, that it’s time for a change? If you can relate to any of the following, it might be time to make some changes. You: Hate your jobDespise your boss or colleaguesAren't using your knowledge, skills and strengths Can’t handle working such long hours any longer Don't feel like you can be your authentic self at workFeel like you've hit a glass ceiling and can see...

[caption id="attachment_18489" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Questions to answer"] [/caption] As each year draws to a close many of us start to reflect on the year that was. Perhaps you feel you’ve accomplished all you set out to achieve, or maybe you’re beating yourself up for not getting to where you wanted to be. Whichever is true for you, now is the ideal time to start thinking about what you want to change in the coming year. Some key questions to ask yourself: What went well this year? What didn’t go so well? What would I like to change? What do I need more of? What do I need less of? How do I want my life to look this time next year? What specific actions will I take to achieve my goals?   Armed with answers to these questions, you'll be clearer on what you need to do to achieve your goals in the coming year. It can be helpful to answer these...