Master Career Counselor

Carla Hunter, President of Career Span, Inc. is a Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association and a Certified Career Coach by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is an expert in writing resumes, effective job search strategies and interviewing success. Most recently, with over 20 years of navigating the complexity of today's world of work, she published "Finding Your Place in the World of Work", a career interest inventory (2014) and CareerView, an iPad app. As a private practice career counselor and a workforce development consultant, this blog is Carla's trove of ideas, trends, forecasts, and career tips for finding meaningful work.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NEVER too late...

So many clients ask the same question:

"Is it too late for me to change careers?"

The short answer is complicated. But, not impossible.

Complicated because AGE is not the primary barrier. One's attitude and lack of confidence will override chronology any day. The issue is not time, but rather energy.

The more applicable question may likely look like this:

"Do you have the energy, focus, drive, support and resources available to you to make the transition work successfully?"

Career change is becoming an oxymoron. Careers change faster than lightbulbs. It is the way of the workplace and it isn't going to slow down soon.

So, how motivated are you?

How much do you want it?

Are you ready to focus and give what it takes to transition?

In the end, it is much better for you to make the decision than for your employer to make it for you. Especially if it comes when you least expect it.

Don't put off until tomorrow, what may not be there tomorrow.

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