Hi Fairygodbosses! I am writing here on behalf of my
Hi Fairygodbosses! I am writing here on behalf of my mom because I love and want the best for her. She has been working at a non-profit for the last 9 years and has become miserable at work. She wants a career change but doesn't know what she wants to do or how to get there. She is only now making the salary she should be making at 58 years old and I think that holds her back from taking a chance and leaving her company. Do any fairy godbosses here have some advice or resources for a middle-aged woman looking for a career change (and feels like a life change)? How can my mom build her confidence and self-worth to go after what truly makes her happy (or at least start trying to figure it out?) Appreciate any of your thoughts.
I would recommend that she put her resume together and then, perhaps, speak with a resume building professional. I think for a lot of people putting themselves out there after being in the same position for a long time is truly difficult. If she sat down with someone who could help her with her resume, she would be able to better focus on what she has to offer, how to properly word those skills, and make herself very marketable to a future employer.
If she likes her current salary, she should take her time in finding a new position, but she has to start looking. The right career will come her way!
Your mom sounds amazing! It sounds like she should definitely explore a career change. Like any other career changers, I would strongly suggest that she start networking before making any type of formal change. Since she is at a not-for-profit, there may be some strong connections within range - for example, board members or large donors. Mostly, I think you should try to build up her confidence as much as possible! That will matter. Good luck!
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