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  • Career Changes

    15 posts, 10 voices, 952 views, started Jul 7, 2011

    Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2011




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      Have you changed careers “late” in life?  If so, please tell me all about it! Was it by choice or necessity?





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          Vikki Hall wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I can’t say career change but I did quit and didn’t think I would go back. I searched for things to do that I would enjoy. But at the end of the day it was stay home or go back into the beauty world that I always loved.

          I am always impressed by women that KNOW what it is they want to do!



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I had a career change when I moved up here from southern California, and it was out of necessity because of the limited jobs here. I found out I’ve very good at financial planning and management of a business, so when I get moved I will be starting up a business with my brother.  

          Cathie



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          Tuliplady wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I had a major career change when I was 35.  I have to say it took me about 8 yrs to make my peace with that.  

          I’ve had a dear, dear aunt as a role model.  She changed careers at 40.  She went from being a beautician to being a nurses aid, went to school and became a nurse.  

          You just do what you gotta do to survive.



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          Linda L wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • In my younger years I worked a couple of clerical jobs  downtown for the federal government for several years.  The job was too stressful and I wanted to be home with my little girl instead. My husband (now ex) was all for it. Sadly, the marriage fell apart and I was in need of a job. I wanted a job nearby and didn’t want to put my daughter in child care. I volunteered in her kindergarten class and realized then that I have a longing for working with kids. Her teacher encouraged me to apply as a substitute aide. These substitute positions gave me experience and working her school hours was perfect.

          It was a financial struggle because I didn’t have a job everyday as a substitute and the pay was several dollars less an hour than if you were a permanent employee. Going to job interviews was no fun and I worked at a few schools only to have it end because it was a non-continuous position. It was always a heartache when the interview didn’t go well, when the job ended or the school where I had a permanent position closed.  

          It’s 13 years now and again I face the fear of losing employment due to the severe budget cuts. No matter what my passion for teaching continues. The kids do drive me crazy, but I still love them and they love me too!



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I think I am in the midst of it.  I used to be in financial investment and insurance industry.  With all that happened to me the last 2 years, I did not renew my license and I have let it go.

          As for what is the replacement?  I don’t know yet.  Still doing some soul searching.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jul 7, 2011
        • I can’t say it’s a career change because I’ve been a homemaker for the past 15+ years and I really wouldn’t consider this a career (unless one makes it a career to have babies).

          But I just started my own business, something that I pondered for many years but always managed to second guess myself. I am officially a copy editor, with a few authors as my clients. Recently I’ve had to take a break though after I became ill and had to undergo surgery. I will be re-opening shop very soon though...and so excited about my career move...



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jul 8, 2011
        • Tuesday, what interests me most about being in business for myself is knowing that the business is in my hands. I think as a woman I can adjust to fit the market for profits ;oD  

          Cathie



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