10 tips to jumpstart your next bold career move in midlife (from women who’ve done it!)
In midlife, making a professional change can seem daunting. Especially if you’ve been in one industry for what seems like your whole career or you're returning to the workforce after a break.
So many women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond are smart, motivated, and S-T-U-C-K. They can’t figure out how to get traction – and, as a result - feel isolated and lack the confidence to move forward.
We don’t blame them! Hey - we WERE them. That’s why we founded EvolveMe. We empower women to own their unique path for a successful next chapter – TOGETHER!
Now we’re sharing some nuggets of wisdom from our community with you.
Where do you turn for inspiration when you want to get started planning your next career move? In true EvolveMe Style, we turn to each other :)
THANK YOU to the fantastic mentors who took time out of their busy days for a speed mentoring session with women in midlife career transition in EvolveMe's 7th Reinvention Collective!
What was extra special for us? More than half the mentors were alumnae of our Reinvention Collective program, paying it forward to our latest cohort.
Hear how the Collective was just what they needed:
“The Reinvention Collective changed my life. I had hit a wall. But when I joined the Reinvention Collective and began aligning my strengths and raising my hand- I landed the role I have today! -Noelle H.
In midlife, you want to think a lot about what brings you joy. EvolveMe helped me think about what I want to be doing every day.” - Melissa M.
There were SO many quotable moments from our mentors. Here are our top 10: :
If you don’t ask for what you want, you won’t get it.
Say YES more! See career reinvention as an adventure.
Never be afraid to reinvent yourself. You never know- have the conversation. Once you open the door up, life can provide you with abundance.
Find or build a network of women who empower each other rather than outcompete each other.
Imposter syndrome? Replace it with imposter thoughts - and count them as one of many other passing thoughts you have each day.
Career reinvention is not a linear process! You can always pivot again.
Take time to figure out what your spark is.
You don’t always have to make the BIG pivot. Sometimes all you need are a few steps to set you in the next direction.
So many talented women lack confidence - owning your strengths can help match your competence with your confidence.
The important thing is to get out of your head and take action. Having a program that provides you with the structure to do so can make all the difference!
It was powerful to witness women supporting women in real time - the generosity of spirit, encouragement, and optimism in the meeting was palpable.
Ready to take action? Just that one next step.
Make 2023 YOUR year! Sign up for a FREE 1:1 Strategy Session with EvolveMe to plot your next move and see if the Reinvention Collective is a match for you!
We want more for you!