Top work design posts for March

Changing careers, deciding to become self-employed or taking a more philanthropic route at any age can be a daunting prospect, let alone after you’ve been in the workforce doing the same thing for the past 30-odd years.

But finding a new career path is often more about soul searching and finding balance in life, rather than the hard facts of remuneration and office hours.

Below are a collection of posts offering advice and suggestions to help make a possible transition as painless and enjoyable as possible – and to make sure you achieve what you set out to do in the first place.


The big career shift: Your financial checklist
By Kerry Hannon on Forbes

This fantastic blog post looks at how to put a financial plan in place so you can do the work you love, rather than slogging away for a paycheque.

Five tips to navigating a career transition successfully
By Six Sigma Online on Careerealism

Never be afraid to seek help and utilise the resources and networks you have.And remember, don’t be too hard on yourself; change takes time and navigating a new career course isn’t somewhere you want to be taking short cuts.

Strive for personal rainbow, work hard for success
By Kathryn Harris on Work It, SoVa

This post looks a bit dated, but it has some thought-provoking statements and questions to ask yourself. It’s never too late to make changes.

The age advantage
By Anne Bryant on Career transition: The inside job

The unfortunate reality is, today’s employers can look at age as a negative factor, but there are plenty of ways to work the experience of years in your favour.

Four career reinvention lessons learned from a cat wrangler
By Nancy Collamer onMy Lifestyle Career

This is a bit of a quirky blog post, but it highlights how it is possible to take what you’re good at and passionate about, no matter how trivial, and turn it into a career. Nancy also suggests ways in which to find out what it is that you love to do.


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