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Start a New Career at Any Age
Career Change Options for All By Chris Kyle
Looking to change careers and think your age may limit you? You may want to revisit that line of thinking…

“Age really has no bearing,” says Michael Brandt, chief operating officer of BrightMove, a Florida-based company that designs recruiting and staffing software. “The only thing that really matters is the skills that you have,” says Brandt, who estimates that 95 percent of his clients do not use age as a search criterion.

People of all ages believe they will change careers at some point in the future, according to a November 2010 survey by Kelly Services, a Michigan-based workforce solutions company.

The study, which polled 134,000 workers worldwide, found that:

•69 percent of Generation X (people born in the ’60s and ’70s) expect to change careers
•67 percent of Generation Y (people born in the ’80s and ’90s) expect to change careers
•63 percent of Baby Boomers (people born in the late ’40s and ’50s) expect to change careers
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Are You a Professional or an Amateur?

A professional learns every aspect of the job. An amateur skips the learning process whenever possible.

A professional carefully discovers what is needed and wanted. An amateur assumes what others need and want.

A professional looks, speaks and dresses like a professional. An amateur is sloppy in appearance and speech.

A professional keeps his or her work area clean and orderly. An amateur has a messy, confused or dirty work area.

A professional is focused and clear-headed. An amateur is confused and distracted.

A professional does not let mistakes slide by. An amateur ignores or hides mistakes.

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