Changing careers midlife: People share their success stories
Posted August 06, 2017 09:00:00
The prospect of changing careers in your 40s or 50s can be daunting.
People changing careers mid-life face ageism and financial uncertainty, but it can be done.
Here are some success stories from ABC Radio Melbourne listeners.
From disillusioned to energised
When Brunswick East resident Chris had his 45th birthday, he realised he was closer to 50 than he was to 40.
He said he wanted to find a job where he helped people, and a previous positive experience working for six months in a school led him to retrain as a youth worker.
Chris did a work placement at a youth drugs and alcohol service as part of his course, …