Changing Career at 55

After as many as 30-35 years of working in the same career, it is not surprising that a person might want to make a change. However, a career change at 55 may also result from the loss of a job. At 55, most people have gone through enough challenging experiences to have learned who they are, where their passions lie, and what they are able to achieve.

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


  • Doing What You Love

You might already have an idea of the type of work you want to do, based on interests developed over the years, but feel a need to learn more before taking a step toward that as a career. Developing skills can be done through numerous courses that can assist you in changing your career at 55. 360 GSP, with its industry focused professional training combined with academic learning, is an excellent example for individuals that would like to pursue a career in IT technical support or IT networking.


  • Leverage Existing Connections

You have done the hard work of building relationships over the course of your career and now it is a matter of tapping your contacts. Reach out to former colleagues to find out about work opportunities, because it can be much easier to find a job if someone on the inside can endorse your skills and expertise.


  • Make New Connections

You can use LinkedIn to look for job postings that require specific skills. With social media, you can directly engage with your target connections by sharing their posts and tweets and responding with insights of your own. Once you have established a rapport, you can send a private message or tweet requesting an informational interview.


  • Starting a Business

There is a growing trend toward starting a business before retirement. Creating your own career through entrepreneurship is one way to fulfil a dream. Starting your own business requires careful planning, research and preparation. You need to find help and advice on starting and setting up your business, as well as set up and register your company, and on the steps that you will need to take to turn your idea into a success.


  • 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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