Your Brilliant Second Career

Your work experience makes you a valuable commodity. Figure out how you want to parlay it into a new career for yourself

I have always wondered how a kid in his second year of college is supposed to pick a major and then, a couple of years later, dive into a career. At that stage in life, most folks know almost nothing about the range of careers that are available and have so little life experience. It's no wonder that, in survey after survey, midcareer professionals report that they "fell into" their areas of specialization. Few, if any, of us, after all, have childhood dreams of becoming a procurement manager, a process engineer, or a human resources information systems analyst. And yet, here we are.

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