Making a Career Change: Switching Industries
By Julia Harris Wexler '83TC, '14BUS, Columbia University Certified Executive Career Coach
Mid-career shifting is perhaps one of the most common, yet least researched challenges faced by our generation. Let's look at the dynamics:
1) Most professionals begin their careers after graduating college or graduate school in their mid to late 20s. Their work life will last until their early 60s to late 70s on average.
2) This 40+ year span will most likely NOT be spent dedicated to only one field/industry or career.
Since it's logical that most professionals will need to reinvent themselves in order to leverage their prior skills in preparation for taking their places in their next careers, why is this topic still such a mystery?
That's why I specialize my coaching on this exact challenge: Mid-Career Shifts.
Mid-career shifting is perhaps one of the most common, yet least researched challenges faced by our generation.
Here is the method I use when coaching clients in tackling this issue:Read more