Why It’s Never Too Late To Learn A New Skill And Make A Career Change

Why society decided that the ripe age of 18 is the perfect time for us to decide on a single career path is something the world may never know. 

Because as straightforward and maybe even ideal as it would be to stick to one career forever, that isn’t the case for most people—and that’s okay! It’s expected that our interests and passions will change as we experience more of life, and your career is allowed to evolve alongside you. 

So if you’ve been thinking of switching up your career, there’s no such thing as being “too old” or it being “too late” for you to do work that truly fulfills you. Wanting something different is reason enough to explore a new career, but if you need another push, here are five more for you: 

1. You’ve reached the ceiling in your current career.

There’s simply nothing you can do if there’s no more room for growth in your company besides deciding whether to stay or go. If you’re already leaning towards the latter, take that as your sign to spread your wings and fly! 

2. New skills or concepts have grabbed your interest.

Think you might’ve just unlocked a new passion? Congratulations! That’s incredibly exciting, and you deserve to act on your new interests and find a work environment that nurtures them.

3. Sometimes, life just happens. 

Maybe it’s an injury or a change in your routine at home, but sometimes certain life events can make changing careers the obvious choice. So if that’s you, remember that the right work environment is out there for you, and you shouldn’t feel bad about searching for one that fits your lifestyle.

4. Certain industries are booming, and the required skills align with your interests. 

History repeats itself, which means there will always be an industry in demand that you may want to get in on! 

This is a common reason people find themselves making a late career change, and this very scenario comes up in one of my podcast episodes about learning new skills to make a career change! Listen in on it here to get some inspiration about getting unstuck in your own career. 

5. You’re ready for new work that excites and fulfills you. 

Last but not least, if you imagine yourself in a career that lights you up in a way your current job does not, that’s reason enough to start a new one!

Life is too short not to explore the things that truly excite you, and you owe it to yourself to do work you genuinely enjoy. 

Is a career change in the cards for you? 
If you’re still unsure that you can confidently switch careers this late, I am here to show you that it is impossible and help you finally find work that excites you! So don’t settle for less than what you know you deserve, and learn more about how 1:1 career coaching with me can empower you here.