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4 Ways for Older Professionals to Make a Smooth Career Change

Career changes are the norm today whether by choice or not. No matter what your situation is, it’s always good to be prepared before it happens.

In today’s world, there is no such thing as a forever job. Here’s how mature Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) can make a successful career transition while staying competitive in the job market.

Research career options

  • Shortlist potential jobs and even other career paths where your skills may be relevant
  • Network; attend industry events
  • Changing industries? Consider an internship or part-time job in this industry first

Manage your resources

  • Anticipating taking some time before starting a new job? Check your cash cushion to ensure you have funds to support this
  • Need to upskill? There are programmes that can support your return to the workforce

Learn from co-workers

  • Don’t discount the lessons you can learn from younger colleagues; they may have less experience but creative ideas
  • Be open, humble and respectful of your colleagues advice and experiences

Refresh how you job hunt

  • Know the current dos and don’ts when applying for a job
  • Send out targeted and customised job applications – don’t send the same resume to all companies
  • Consult a career coach if needed

Want some guidance in making your career change? Speak to our career coaches and make your transition as smooth as possible.

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