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Finding a career change that suits you for the second half of life

Are you at midlife and asking “what’s next for me?” You’re not alone: It’s never too late to embark on your second career.


See also: 50 Jobs for a second career.

Jill Angel has embarked on two different careers--singing coach and fitness instructor--since retiring from the police force.

Jill Angel has embarked on two different careers – singing coach and fitness instructor – since retiring from the police force.


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are increasingly common among Americans 50+. An estimated nine million boomers have found their second acts, and more than 30 million others say they would like to make a career change.


But what are the strategies for making a smooth transition into the next chapter?  Inside E Street’s Lark McCarthy talks with Kerry Hannon, author of What’s Next: Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job, and Kevin Cahill, a research economist with the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

 

You may also like: How to get an encore career. >>

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