Experts claim the average person will change careers once every ten years. that means most of us will have about four major career changes. Gone are the days of remaining with in a company until retirement. But all this change doesn't have to be a stressful experience. In fact according to Andrea Kay is the author of Life's a Bitch and Then You Change Careers: 9 steps to get out of your funk and on to your future you may just need to be yourself.
It's also important to understand that that you don't necessarily need to "reinvent" yourself four to six times. A more practical and less stress-inducing plan is to just be yourself. Let me explain:
Although you may make a career change or tweak your direction because of outside influences, you also may do so because you yourself have changed. After a career of working on the 18th floor of a corporation reviewing finances and operations all day, you could decide you want to help people in need, more flexibility in your schedule or to work less.
You don't have to "reinvent" yourself to achieve that.
But you do need to know what's driving the change to prepare yourself for a new direction.