Unhappy in your current job? Bored at work? Interested in a different career path? Looking to be entrepreneur? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are alone. And it is possible to find great success switching careers post-30 years old.
In general, job and career switches are more common than you may think. So, consider these observations from Alison Doyle
“Today, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times (with an average of 12 job changes) during his or her career. Many workers spend five years or less in every job, so they devote more time and energy transitioning from one job to another. Job searching and networking, as well as, tracking and adjusting to job market trends, have taken on enhanced importance. Upgrading one’s employment status has become an ongoing process, rather than something you do once or twice during your career.”
To learn more about career opportunities, click one of these posts:
- Planning YOUR Career Skills for 2020.
- Career Tips from the Best.
- Careers in Business 2017: Now on YouTube.
- Marketing Career Planning and Career Development.
- Women Career Options. Best Workplaces.
- Enhance Your Career Credentials.
Success Switching Careers Post-30 Years Old
Given the above, more people are now switching jobs and/or careers. And that applies to those who switch after age 30. Yes, we can have success switching careers post-30 years old.
“Questions about whether you’re on the ‘right’ career path can strike fear into even the most confident person’s heart. But as some of the most successful people prove, you don’t have to have it all figured out from the start. Plenty of highly successful people chose to make major career changes, some even many years into their adult lives.”
Gillett and Feloni discuss NINETEEN highly successful people who switched careers after age 30. Here are 5 of them:
- “Jeff Bezos had a lucrative career in computer science on Wall Street and took on top roles at various financial firms before transitioning to the world of E-commerce and launching Amazon at age 31.”
- “Julia Child worked in advertising, media, and secret intelligence before writing her first cookbook when she was 50, launching her career as a celebrity chef in 1961.”
- “Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, began her prolific painting career at 78. Previously, she was a housekeeper and farm laborer.”
- “Harland Sanders, better known as Colonel Sanders, was 62 when he franchised Kentucky Fried Chicken. Before then, Sanders held several odd jobs including country lawyer, gas station operator, and railroad worker.”
- “Vera Wang was a figure skater and journalist before entering the fashion industry at age 40. Today she’s one of the world’s premier women’s designers.”
To read about all 19 “late bloomers”, click on the image of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. As of the end of business yesterday, Bezos had a net worth of $97.billion. Not bad. 🙂