I’m 30 years old. Two years ago I had a wake up call and realized that I need to do something else as I can’t envision myself doing this job for the rest of my life. I am at the cross roads.

ANSWER: MATURE CAREER CHANGER

Thank you for your letter and how exciting to be at the crossroads, ready to take a new road into your future. What we can say is that it is never too late! If 80 year-olds can go back to school, you are a spring chicken in changing – think about doing this every 7 years and it becomes a life-long adventure!

CAREER INFORMATION

Career Planning, whether you are 16 or 60, follows the same basic process so possibly the Career Planning answers in FAQ will be of use.

There is also one answer which gives you face to face career counselling resources.

Also list all the careers you are even remotely interested in and list the pros and cons. The categories at http://www.careerplanet.co.za/careers

Explore all the options so that you are thoroughly aware of all the options.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

RPL is offered by all Educational Institutions and recognise relevant skills and knowledge from work experience and learning done before. Please see the FAQ ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’.

Although uncertainty is uncomfortable, (think of a snake having to shed the old skin, to grow the new one) it is also a privilege to be able to choose and to change. We an exciting journey on this new road.