Dreaming of Career Change? What is holding you back?

Written on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 12:06 pm by Christiane

Are you feeling stuck in your old job? Are you unhappy with your current line of work?  Then you are not alone. Many people dream about a new and more satisfying job but only a few dare to take the necessary steps.

 So, what is holding you back? Fear of the unknown? Afraid that you would have to take a pay cut? Doubt about your skills and abilities? Feeling “too old” for starting over?

It’s true, making a career change can be a scary prospect – but think of the payoff: Loving again what you do, feeling challenged, seeing purpose, helping others, having fun… In all, working in your dream job means so much more than just getting a paycheck.

It’s not an empty phrase when I say that it is never too late to make a career change. In my college classes, I have every semester a few students, who are well into middle age. They are eager to learn, inspired by their goals, and therefore are often the highest achievers in class.

If you have a strong desire for a career change, don’t allow your fears to hold you back.

Many people find it difficult to find the energy, time and information needed for a successful career change. They worry that they may make a wrong choice and waste money on expensive retraining programs.

My Career Coaching Program can help you to find the right career for you.

I will help you:

  • Identify your interests and abilities
  • Explore career alternatives
  • Find your dream job
  • Compare and evaluate education and job training options
  • Make an action plan witha  step by step guide to achieve your career goal
  • Plan your finances
  • Overcome roadblocks and obstacles that you may encounter on your way to a more satisfying new career.

 Email me to find out more:  <http://www.privatedaddy.com?q=en1mdWlAfUNiMjt5XkJGKVdeG0xII1RkQ3A-3D_19>

 Christiane Turnheim is psychologist and Life & Career Coach. She also teaches Psychology at a Community College in Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.coach4u.net

5 Responses to “Dreaming of Career Change? What is holding you back?”

  1. Scott says:

    Thank you for the advice. About 7 months ago I was laid off from my job and I have been doing little bits of work here and there to get by, but I’m starting to get financially unstable and I need to do something to improve my situation fast. In my opinion, and based on feedback from recruiters, my resume needs to be written by a professional to really bring out my skills. So I’ve spent the past few weeks reading about resume services and trying to pick the best one. I’ve found a few resume service review sites, which are helpful, but most of them say the same thing and have similar prices and guarantees. Can anyone please recommend a resume writing service to me, or maybe somewhere I can search for jobs? Thanks in advance.

    • Denilsion says:

      Job satisfaction ? Retired on 40 ? To be a magnear ? To earn a living ? Have a stable job environment ? To find a job that you are trusted by your boss and your boss is trusted by the big boss ?

  2. frank says:

    I keep dreaming that they want me back at my old job.I quit for reasons of discrimination

  3. Drew says:


    Great post! As a professional resume writer, I interact with people wanting to change their careers on a daily basis. People typically have no idea how many jobs they are qualified for since they get “tunnel vision” and cannot see past the job/industry they are currently in. I strongly suggest using a career coach, such as Christiane, if you need help. Again, great post!

  4. Eredeti says:

    i tend to believe in “luck ain’t even lucky, got to make your own brekas”. 30 is still okay for a career change, if one is determined to do so. those people, being successful at an early age, are usually *extremely* good at and love what they are doing. of course, they are also willing to spend time on nurturing their career paths and are educated risk-takers. if you are really good at what you do, you will eventually rebound even after making some blunders.

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