Changing Career at 45

According to a recent job satisfaction survey by The Conference Board, more and more people are unsatisfied with their current job. While younger workers may be quick to make a change, workers over the age of 45 may feel that the only choice they have is to carry on until retirement. A common mistake exists that after a certain age seems too late to make a career change. However, with the average age of retirement increasing, many people over 45 can have at least 15 or 20 years of working life left in them, and some choose to spend the residue of their working years in a new career.

People age 45 are in an exclusive position to have plenty of workforce experience to bring to a new career, while still being able to acquire the knowledge they need to take on something new.

A career change choice requires precisions, decision and complete strictness to follow it. Here are some ideas which you can implement.

  • Refresh your CV

You need a strong CV to really sell your skills alongside other candidates who might have more relevant experience. If you do not have the necessary abilities do not panic: you can show to have the enthusiasm to thrive in another industry.

  • Being mature is a plus

As we get older we have more experience and can often keep calm when dealing with problems and can draw on our knowledge. This means that at 45 we are less likely to be affected by stress and this is definitely a plus.

  • Using our friends and contacts

Over the years we will have got to know many people, such as former colleagues or business associates. They can give us the contact we need to both find out more about new careers and also to help us get an introduction to some employers.

  • Self-employment

This is often considered an attractive option by 45-year-old people who want to change career. You will have to learn to be self-sufficient or you may need to take a business course. This option can be fulfilling.

  • About 360 GSP

An industry focused professional training combined with academic learning looks like the best option because you will be able to acquire the hands-on practical experience you need to apply the knowledge you learn in professional real-world enterprise environments.

360 GSP is an excellent example for individuals that would like to pursue a career in IT technical support or IT networking. We have been in the industry since 2003, specialised in Computer Networking, Network Security, Virtualisation, Infrastructure, VoIP and Other related technologies. Over the past decade we have trained around 8,000 IT professionals and placed several students into employment.

With our guaranteed employment programmes you will have the opportunity to gain work experience to help build your CV and references and this will ensure that when you walk into job interviews you will be feeling happy and confident.

If you have decided that you want to pursue a career in IT, you can visit our website to find out more about our training courses and contact us today on 020 8672 4151 or


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