Many people in that situation muddle through in those same jobs until retirement. They are miserable, but the family now relies on that level of income.
Life is too Short to Be Miserable at Work
There is a world of difference between having a bad day and experiencing a strong dislike for the job day in and day out. Some people spend so much time following a career path that they never consider if the choice is still the right one. The result can be the executive director who simply wanted to help people better their lives, or the high school principal who always wanted to challenge students in a classroom. They are successful in their careers but are not necessarily happy.
Many people in that situation muddle through in those same jobs until retirement. They are miserable, but the family now relies on that level of income. Those who measure success by how others perceive them will not risk being considered a failure if they accept a lesser position or suddenly decide to do something completely different. The minority decides that life is too short to be miserable and participates in Career Coaching with a certified professional.
What that Entails
Career Coaching Services are customized to the needs of the client. A career assessment may be conducted to help people determine which careers better suit their preferences and interests. Brushing up on interview skills is important for those who have not had to apply for a job in decades.
Salary negotiation strategies are essential in the job market today. Many people do not realize the value of their education, skills, experience, and contributions they will make in a new career. The coach can help with that problem and work on points to present to validate salary requests.
Formats for resumes, cover letters, and follow up letters have changed greatly over the years. Some clients may need a certified Resume Writer to ensure the resume looks professional and will get noticed. Gaps in employment may have to be explained, references will need to be updated, and duties and responsibilities of the current position will need to be added. Resume distribution can be a component of services as well.
Invest in Happiness
Finding another job can be done alone but making a career change will require guidance and support. Find an experienced and comprehensive service provider, such as APEX Career Services, to help find a career that will make you happy and meet salary needs. Do not spend the next five, ten, or twenty years miserable at work. Pricing packages for services are offered to make the process affordable.