The world of work is changing rapidly. If you’re looking for your next chapter in your 40s, 50s, or beyond, the mindset that will power you forward is that careers are evolutions made up of twists and turns over time. And that’s a good thing!
Your goals have probably changed from 5, 10, or 15 years ago because you’ve changed too. Your career may have been impacted by taking a caregiving break. Or a layoff, divorce, or health crisis. Or maybe you’ve stayed in the same field long enough and have lost your passion for it. Or you want more meaning or flexibility at this point in your life.
There are many ways to have a successful career, regardless of your age and stage.
From the 100+ women we've worked with (and from our own journeys!), we know career reinvention can be a challenging AND rewarding experience.
The most important thing to remember is that career reinvention is not a linear process. It's a journey with twists, turns, and unexpected detours.
At EvolveMe, we encourage the women we work with to embrace it ALL!
That's why being patient, flexible, and open to new possibilities is important.
Here are five tips for getting started on your own career reinvention journey:
✅ Identify your skills and interests. What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? What do you love to do outside of work? What do you lose yourself in?
✅ Research different career paths. What are the in-demand jobs of the future? What are the skills and experience required?
✅ Create a plan. What steps do you need to take to achieve your career goals? Start small and create intentions for the next month, then the next 3, 6, and 12. Share it with someone else to make it stick!
✅ Network with people in your desired field. Attend industry events, connect with people on LinkedIn, and reach out for informational interviews.
✅ Don't be afraid to fail. Failure is a part of the learning process. The important thing is to pick yourself up and keep going!
Want to gain momentum towards your next chapter? Download our FREE resource, the EvolveMe Career SWOT, to start planning. It’s the tool that businesses use to get results that we’ve adapted for women in midlife career transition!