5 common questions about self-employment

There are more than a few reasons why you might be looking for extra work on the side in 2020. Before you take the leap however, read on for a few common questions you’ll need to ask yourself before you get started.   1. Why should I be looking into self-employment?...

5 career change mistakes to avoid

Are you considering the jump to a new career? It’s not uncommon to make several career changes in a lifetime. With each move you’ll be one step closer to finding that perfect job. With this decision comes a modicum of risk however that shouldn’t be ignored. Sometimes...

8 midlife career change tips

Making a career change is a huge leap of faith, in both your own ability to secure a new role and in the current economy. It’s only natural to feel a little trepidation. The good news is that if you’re reading this, you’ve already come to the realization that your...

Best Midlife Career Change Books

Best midlife career change books Midlife career changes are intimidating at the best of times. It’s no easy task to retrain yourself and adjust to an entirely new way of life.  That’s why we’ve collected a list of some of the best help books to make your career swap...

5 low-stress jobs for an easy career change

You may have held a stressful job in the past, you might have even used that pressure to drive you towards your goals. That kind of work might be great when you’re younger and full of energy. In later life however, most start to look for work that is a little...

How to Find Your Perfect Career

For some individuals, picking a profession is easy. They have a path they want to follow, and they know exactly how to do it. It’s much more difficult when someone is unhappy in their current role, and not sure where the next step lies. We’ve got 9 questions you need...

4 Things to Consider Before Changing Careers

1. Think about what motivates you The meaningfulness of one’s work is always important. While it’s nice to know that the work you do has a positive impact on the world around you, make sure that you’re not simply changing careers to avoid pet-peeves such as office...

How to Cope with Mid-Life Career Stagnation

How to cope with mid-life career stagnation Career burnout is a very real issues, affecting a large percentage of the workforce. Career stagnation may be borne from feelings of boredom, or the idea that you might just be stuck in a dead-end job. In the modern economy...

Four Reasons NOT to Change Your Career

1. Right Career, Wrong Employer In my last career (in IT) I once worked for EDS at Telecom New Zealand. I was interested in the work (unix network security for those of you who care). I was good at the job. Yet it was killing me. Trying to achieve anything in a...

How I Changed My Career

This is the process I used during my career change – as you’ll see, it was not a straight line form A to B. I’m sure this is typical of any career change example – life is full of unexpected turns which you’ll have to deal with during your career change. How I planned...